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How Your Dryland Training Can Take Your Performance to the Next Level

By Abbie Fish, Ritter Sports Performance, 01/15/19, 12:00PM CST

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Our bodies are designed to move in all different directions, yet over time we start to sit more and move less.

As swimmers look ahead to the new year of training and racing, they look for ways to take those experiences to the next level. The obvious place to start, and most commonly seen around the beginning of the new year, is by addressing how we fuel for performance. However, sometimes how well or what we eat isn’t enough.

What then? Dryland training can be the answer for a lot of swimmers.

For a large population of swimmers, dryland training is still a foreign concept. For those that participate, there’s always room for improvement, whether it involves fine tuning form or revisiting the essentials. No matter what camp you fall into, consider these points when mapping out your next 12 months in and out of the water.