Sport-specific training is a hot topic in collegiate athletic programs. How to optimize in-sport capacity through gym work is a very important part of training, and how teams go about that can be as varied as the schools themselves. Chris Michelmore and Sage Hopkins of the San Jose State women’s swimming team choose CrossFit to prepare their women to do battle in the water.
“Everything we do in CrossFit starts from our core and moves outward. That’s the same thing as swimming,” Michelmore says in this continuing series about dry-land training for swimmers.
Additional reading: CrossFit Kids: Dryland Training for Young Swimmers by Kaitlin Lyons, published June 1, 2008.