competition swimming and concept 2

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competition swimming and concept 2

Post by duorower » February 8th, 2008, 7:33 pm

Hi there
are any of you competition swimmers and what sort of training do you use the concept 2 for?

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Post by michelle » February 18th, 2008, 5:38 pm

I can't believe no one has replied to this post. I thought there was a strong swimming-rowing crossover. hmmm.
I'm a former competitive swimmer, but now I spend too much time rowing to do any of that anymore.

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Post by Runner9806 » July 3rd, 2008, 6:42 pm

I am also a competitive swimmer, runner and rower. I got into rowing more seriously for CT because it is helping me with my running endurance. I haven't yet been in the pool for a couple of months but I'm sure that it will help me with my strokes. I will soon be training for a Triathlon next year and keep on CT on the C2 rower :D

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Post by iERG » December 11th, 2008, 7:49 am

I swim with a local swimming club at squad sessions.

Currently only twice a week - but ideally I would like to increase this to three. We tend to do about 4k a session with mixed strokes. My main reason for using swimming as a CT is to strengthen my core. Last year suffered lots of C2 injuries that were basically down to lack of core strength.

I am gradually improving my FC speed and am contemplating entering the 1500 at the club champs next Sunday... will probably bottle out though!!

Would be interested in a swimming thread??
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Re: competition swimming and concept 2

Post by Dreadnought » July 18th, 2009, 1:26 pm

duorower wrote:Hi there
are any of you competition swimmers and what sort of training do you use the concept 2 for?

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duorower
I'm still on the steep end of the learnig curve when it comes to swimming. I train for triathlons. Recently I've done my C2 workout immediatelly before my swim workout.
Gets the muscles warmed up, pre-exhausted, and then the swim is a bit harder but still very doable.

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Re: competition swimming and concept 2

Post by dslippy » June 30th, 2012, 4:58 pm

I swim masters (am now 60) and have recently taken to adding gum work - including rowing - as a cross trainer.

Strength is specific to what you do, but I am happy that rowing adds to general CV and cross training always adds a measure of strength which acts alongside any principal sport.

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