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Shape up! by Blythe Lucero


Shape up! by Blythe Lucero

This is the second book in the series that contains 100 conditioning workouts that focus on building swimming capacity, with specific workouts for each of the competitive swimming strokes, and overall endurance. The workouts in this book use interval training, speed play, and stroke contrasting sets that total up to 3,500 yards/meters. Each workout is accompanied by a 'Tip of the Day' to help swimmers get the most benefit out of their conditioning routine through heart rate monitoring, stroke versatility and improved strength. Coach Blythe's Swim Workouts are appropriate for the self-coached swimmer and triathletes, as well as for coaches looking for workout content for the athletes they train. The presentation of the workouts in this book series is clear and comprehensive. Photos and diagrams are included to assist with training goals. Each book begins with a motivational introduction, and contains sections on planning an on-going swimming routine, and goal setting.

About the Author

Blythe Lucero has been coaching swimming for more than 25 years. She currently oversees two teams, Berkeley Aquatic Masters, and Berkeley Barracudas, where she brings her passion for swimming to the development and training of swimmers of all ages, from novice to world class. Blythe grew up in Berkeley, California in a large athletic family. She swam competitively in her youth, achieving All-American status in college. The three book series Coach Blythe's Swim Workouts follows the successful book The 100 Best Swimming Drills , published in 2007, and Masters Swimming - A Manual , published in 2006.

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Publication date

10th September 2009


Blythe Lucero

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Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK) Ltd


160 pages


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