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Develop Well-Rounded Swimmers by Improving Core Strength!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, June 28, 2013

Bryan Karkoska is the Strength and Conditioning Coach at Auburn University, and has worked alongside legendary swimming coach, Richard Quick! There are a number of weight training exercises in this clip which can help the athlete who desires to be well-rounded. These drills will help you develop a strong core which is crucial to all swimmers.

In this sequence, Bryan explains exercises that require the assistance of a partner and the use of a medicine ball, as well dumbbells.

Watch and learn more valuable tips from an additional clip of the Faster Fast Sprint Freestyle Training for Explosive Speed & Power.  See other high quality Swimming Strength & Conditioning DVDs in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




Create More Powerful Starts and Turns with these Barbell Lifts!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, June 28, 2013

Bryan Karkoska has over 13 years of experience in training top level swimmers at Auburn University. Take a look at this barbell training series which will help you develop a strong start and turn. It is also important for coaches to teach their swimmers these lifts properly.

Coach Karkoska also makes a few adjustments on the jump shrug lift to develop greater swimming specificity in the movement.

Watch and learn more valuable tips from an additional clip of the Faster Fast Sprint Freestyle Training for Explosive Speed & Power.  See other high quality Swimming Strength & Conditioning DVDs in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




Swimming Focused Lifts to Create Stronger Athletes!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, May 31, 2013

Bryan Karkoska has been part of the Auburn swimming coaching staff for multiple NCAA Championships. Karkoska has one of his swimmers demonstrate the Two Foot Dumbbell Snatch and provides variations that make this move more swimming focused.

Learn his philosophy behind some of the more advanced movements involving weights such as the athlete’s abilities and maintaining strong technique.

Take a look at an additional clip from Faster Fast Sprint Freestyle Training for Explosive Speed & Power.  See other high quality Swimming Strength & Conditioning DVDs in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




Develop Lower Body Strength to Improve Your Speed!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, May 31, 2013

Get a glimpse of dryland training with Auburn University Strength & Conditioning coach, Bryan Karkoska. He has 13 years of experience and also worked alongside legendary swimming coach, Richard Quick! Karkoska explains a Single Leg Squat Jump which helps build lower body speed and power.

After discussing the basic movement he discussed variations that can make the move even more specific to swimming.

Take a look at an additional clip from Faster Fast Sprint Freestyle Training for Explosive Speed & Power.  See other high quality Swimming Strength & Conditioning DVDs in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




Excellent Training Exercises to Create More Powerful Swimmers!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, March 29, 2013

Strength and Conditioning Coach at Auburn University, Bryan Karkoska has worked with legendary swimming coach, Richard Quick. Learn a variety of strength training drills that will help your team be in the best shape possible to swim faster!

 

In an assortment of dryland drills, Bryan explains incorporating a medicine ball to build tricep strength. He discussed the nuances of each exercise and discusses proper body positioning to gain the maximum benefit for each movement.

Bryan and a swimmer perform a few pull-up variations. Some of the more advanced variations are not for beginners, but for swimmers who have developed a great deal of functional strength.

Take a look at an additional clip from Faster Fast Sprint Freestyle Training for Explosive Speed & Power.  See other beneficial Strength & Conditioning DVDs in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




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