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Swimming Anatomy by [McLeod, Ian]
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About the Author

Ian McLeod is a licensed athletic trainer and certified massage therapist. At Arizona State University in Mesa, he provided athletic training and massage services to their swimming and diving teams. He also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Arizona School of Health Sciences, teaching a course on sports injury rehabilitation. He is deeply involved with USA Swimming's High Performance Network, a group of health professional volunteers who support US swimmers at national and international meets.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11739 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 1 Original edition (22 Oct. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0033E14HS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #241,842 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have ordered many books on fitness and have never before been moved to write a review. I finally hit the jackpot and made an excellent choice in ordering this book! It makes for a great read, right off the bat. Most important is how the author clearly explains how each excercise is linked to what the swimmer will want to call upon once in the water. The drawings are very effective in conveying a better understanding of what muscles we should be targetting. The emphasis on the right technique is brilliant.
I am amazed not more people have written a glowing review.
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I'm a Masters swimmer and have been out of the water for some time. I bought this book to "fast track" myself back into fitness. I think it is fair to say that the book contains _no_ new exercises; however what the book does, and does *really well*, is show you why an exercise is good for certain parts of your swim stroke.

Having read it end-to-end in a couple of hours I produced a couple of strength training regimes to work through. I would recommend this book to pretty much any swimmer who wants to do something to complement their pool training.
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As a swimming coach I quite often find it difficult to explain to younger swimmers how they should use the larger muscles of their body to move their arms and legs while swimming. This book does it for me. The illustrations are excellent and even the youngest of swimmer can get the picture when you use this book to assist in explaining where the power should come from.

I have re-structured the land training programmes for all my senior swimmers using this book and they are all showing major improvement in their competition performances and training sessions.

Whether you are a swimmer, coach or general fitness enthusiast, buy this book and reap the benifits today!
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This book has not left my side since i got it a few weeks ago. It covers so many exercises specific to swimming, explaining which part of the stroke and which muscles are being targeted. The illustrations are exceptional and the layout really easy to work through. My times have already improved since changing my land training exercises to incorporate some of these as i have been able to work on specific muscles in the weak areas of my stroke. What more can you ask?!
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This a great book. It shows cutaway diagrams for different parts of strokes, starts and turns. It also suggests exercises to strengthen these areas.

I found it useful as I find it difficult to visualise how the muscles are working during swimming, and it's something I'd never quite got my head around until now!
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Great book if not a little technical, but it helps to focus how and what muscles to train for maximum benefit in the water. I would recommend this book for anyone wanting to target dry land training exercise programs.
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A must to have book for any swimmer who wish to get better and improve. This is not a swim coaching guide but it covers explanation and exercise for every muscle involved in swimming. If you are being told to improve a particular movement in your stroke, this book can tell you what muscle inside your body drive that movement and how you can train those muscles to get better output. The book has illustrations on every page which makes is less boring and easier to understand.
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Purchased to help a young competitive swimmer understand his body in relation to swimming. Very clear pictures and information and I think it will become more and more useful as he engages more with the sport.
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