19 episodes

The goal of SURGE Strength is simple: Build Better Athletes to Generate Faster Swimmers. Hosted by Chris Ritter. Enroll for FREE in the SURGE Strength Academy and learn from our Dryland 101 Courses. Visit SURGE-Strength.com

SURGE Strength - Dryland & Strength Training for Swimming Chris Ritter

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The goal of SURGE Strength is simple: Build Better Athletes to Generate Faster Swimmers. Hosted by Chris Ritter. Enroll for FREE in the SURGE Strength Academy and learn from our Dryland 101 Courses. Visit SURGE-Strength.com

    Speaking Your Athletes' Language

    Speaking Your Athletes' Language

    Chris talks about the two main ways coaches can go wrong in their approach to dryland and gives you tips to avoid both! Inside the SURGE Strength Academy's lesson is on how to meet your athletes at their level. And in DrylandTalk you'll listen to the second part of Chris's conversation with Nick Winkelman (the first part can be heard on the Swim Coaches Base Podcast).

    • 36 min
    Asking Better Dryland Questions

    Asking Better Dryland Questions

    Chris encourages you to start small and focus more on long-term consistency with your dryland training. The results will come. Inside the SURGE Strength Academy's lesson is on why hard doesn't necessarily equal effective when it comes to dryland. And in DrylandTalk you'll listen in on an SSDC Study Session that covered lots of dryland topics.

    • 21 min
    You can't swim if you can't do pull-ups?!

    You can't swim if you can't do pull-ups?!

    Chris talks about the controversy regarding the Chinese dryland training standards. Inside the SURGE Strength Academy's lesson is on how strong swimmers should really be. And in DrylandTalk we'll continue our conversation with Sam, one of RITTER's Dryland Certified Coaches.

    • 38 min
    Back-half Speed & Reserve Capacity

    Back-half Speed & Reserve Capacity

    Chris explains why dryland training is beneficial for any type of swimmer. Inside the SURGE Strength Academy's lesson is on how to increase an athlete's back-end speed through dryland training. And in DrylandTalk you'll hear from Sara, one of RITTER's Dryland Certified Coaches.

    • 28 min
    When Should a Swimmer "Lift?"

    When Should a Swimmer "Lift?"

    Chris explains why it's important to keep it simple when it comes to training, especially dryland training. Inside the SURGE Strength Academy's lesson is about when a swimmer should actually "lift." And in DrylandTalk you'll hear about a teenage athlete's experience with our SURGE Strength Program as well as their parent's praise for the program.

    • 37 min
    Should Exercise Variety Be a Goal?

    Should Exercise Variety Be a Goal?

    Chris congratulates the first graduates in becoming SURGE Strength Dryland Certified (SSDC). Inside the SURGE Strength Academy's lesson is on if exercise variety should really be a goal in writing a dryland program. And in DrylandTalk you'll get to listen in on a recent SSDC Study Session that covered lots of dryland topics.

    • 23 min

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