Tips and Training
Swimming faster requires that athletes work on a number of facets of their daily training regimen, including technique, strength, nutrition and mental preparedness. In this section, swimmers can find tips to help them in every aspect of their training.
Building Muscle and Improving Body Composition
Many young swimmers ask me what to eat to build muscle and lose fat. When I get that question, I ask the swimmer to take a step back and try to spell out his or her goals, because the truth is, it is hard to build muscle (a process that requires additional calories and protein) and lose fat at the same time (a process that requires reducing calorie intake and increasing calorie-burning exercise).