The Swimmer Strength Podcast podcast

The Swimmer Strength Podcast

Deniz Hekmati

This is a show aimed at making swimmers faster inside the pool with training done outside the pool. More specifically, reducing injuries, increasing power output and shortening recovery times. Hosted by Deniz Hekmati - former Pac-12 swimmer from Sweden, performance coach, sport scientist, and the founder of Swimmer Strength. Most importantly, he is a lifelong swimming enthusiast interested in all aspects of human performance.

27 Episodes

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    S2E14 | Recapping & Reacting to the XXXII Olympic Games

    43:26

    Did you know that this was the closest Olympics between the United States and Australia in gold medal count with 11 and 9 respectively? This and more recapping of the medal counts from all of the Olympics since 2000 in Sydney and reactions to each event in our latest episode on The Swimmer Strength Podcast. We crown: Olympic Queen to Emma McKeon Olympic King to Caeleb Dressel Most Developed Nation: Great Brittain Biggest Upset: Ahmed Hafnaoui, 400-m Free Tunisia The Swimmer Strength Experience https://swimmerstrength.com/virtual-coaching-application/ Our Exercise & Workout Library https://swimmerstrength.com/our-plans/ Performance Talks https://swimmerstrength.com/performance-talks/ Strength & Dryland Workshops for Swimmers https://swimmerstrength.com/dryland-workshops-seminars/
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    S2E13| Dr. Nicole Detling on Mental Strength for Swimmers: Performance Being Physical vs. Mental, Overcoming Negative Self-Talk and the Ego

    1:02:25

    Have you ever wondered what impact having the right mindset in sports has? Whether it is an Olympic final or a State Championship final, when athletes practice and moments before big events, they are usually stuck with their thoughts. The way they think will help determine their performances. Sport psychology is a term used to help enhance athletic performance based on using mental skills and strategies to deal better with stress, concentrate more effectively and get more out of their training.  If this is of any interest to you, you will enjoy this week’s episode with Dr. Nicole Detling with HeadStrong Consulting.  Available in your podcast streaming services! To connect with Dr. Detling: Website https://www.headstrongconsulting.com/nicole-detling Instagram https://www.instagram.com/headstrongteam/  Twitter:https://twitter.com/headstrongteam  Foundations of Strength Training for Swimmers: https://www.amazon.com/Foundations-Strength-Training-Swimmers-complete/dp/B08M8PK7HB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=foundations+of+strength+training+for+swimmers&qid=1624291398&sr=8-1 Virtual Coaching: https://swimmerstrength.com/virtual-coaching-application/  Strength Training Library for Swimmers http://swimmerstrength.com/our-plans/ 
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    S2E12 | Let The Games Begin

    38:39

    It’s a big week: the Olympic Games Begin.  An event only the top tier of athletes have the honor of competing together with outstanding support and coaching staff. If you are a swimming nerd and want to hear some of my predictions, analysis between swimming in USA v. Sweden v. Turkey and also update you on my move to Norway - this episode is a great build-up prior to the games.  This is what we have been waiting for! It's the pinnacle of sports.  Michael Andrew knows, the world is watching.  Katie Ledecky - has the world caught up? Sarah Sjöström - can she shock the world after a remarkable recovery? We’ll find out soon.  The Swimmer Strength Experience https://swimmerstrength.com/virtual-coaching-application/ Our Exercise & Workout Library https://swimmerstrength.com/our-plans/ Performance Talks https://swimmerstrength.com/performance-talks/ Strength & Dryland Workshops for Swimmers https://swimmerstrength.com/dryland-workshops-seminars/
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    S2E11 | César Cielo on Confidence, Challenges and Championships

    1:14:43

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to reach the top, to leave a lasting legacy? Granted, the formula for each Champion will look different, but one thing is for sure - they welcome challenges and will relentlessly rise above obstacles to get the job done.  In this week’s episode of The Swimmer Strength Podcast, we welcome the current welcome holder and former Swimmer Strength athlete, Cesar Cielo.  If you are curious to hear some stories that may help excel your swimming career and how Cesar and I worked together, then this episode is for you. We discuss: Swimming being a game; how can we conquer the game? How Cesar handled the pressure for the 2008 Olympics.  The constant conversations that we have with ourselves and how that fuels our intentions and drives to succeed. A glimpse of what Cesar’s strength training looked like for the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.  Lastly, if you are an avid listener to our podcast - please leave an honest review in the Apple iTunes app, or tell a friend or two about this source of how to make swimmers faster inside the pool with smarter training done outside the pool!  Foundations of Strength Training for Swimmers: https://www.amazon.com/Foundations-Strength-Training-Swimmers-complete/dp/B08M8PK7HB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=foundations+of+strength+training+for+swimmers&qid=1624291398&sr=8-1 Virtual Coaching: https://swimmerstrength.com/virtual-coaching-application/  Strength Training Library for Swimmers http://swimmerstrength.com/our-plans/ 
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    S2E10 | Abbie Fish: The Taper How the Mental & Physical Preparation Can Make or Break the Championship

    52:23

    Taper - the time of year when the body undergoes incredible physiological changes, swimmers enjoying shorter workout times, and coaches getting edgy.  It is a time when many swimmers and coaches opt to the coin toss: is it going to be a good taper, or is it going to be a bad taper? In today’s episode of The Swimmer Strength Podcast, we welcome Abbie Fish. We share stories of our own experiences with taper and discuss a wide range of strategies that you can to help your taper on land this summer. If you ever have been worried if your taper will hit, or if you are simply looking for new ideas of how to “dryland taper,” then this episode is for you. Connect with Abbie: I: @thefish1 W: https://linkin.bio/theafish1  T: https://twitter.com/afish1?lang=en  F: https://www.facebook.com/fishswimfaster 
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    S2E9 | Jeff Grace: How Yoga Can Supplement Swimmers

    50:00

    How Yoga Can Supplement Swimmer Yoga - you may have heard of it. It is a practice that has been around for millennia and can be practiced in so many ways. It can be used to create general body awareness as a way feel body parts in certain positions or poses. In this process, the body develops a general sense of stability.  Additionally, it can be used as recovery to aid blood flow and to restore the body and mind in to a more neutral state.  In our episode today, we welcome Jeff Grace with Swimming Specific Yoga. From breathing techniques to the general basics, Jeff walks us through ways swimmers can utilize yoga practice in to their training.  Visit Swimming Specific Yoga for a special summer sale: https://www.swimmingspecificyoga.com/a/2147489953/UjAjaf6o Use code: swimmerstrength to get 20% off for future reference. Connect with Jeff: I: @swimmingspecificyoga E: raph@athleteasap.com 
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    S2E8 | The One Thing That Makes a Dream Impossible to Achieve: The Fear of Failure

    44:12

    In one way or another, we all can relate to the word ‘failure.” And let’s face it, more swimmers leave Olympic trials disappointed, angry and wanting more.  Whether it is a failed repetition in the weight room, or the body failing towards the end of the 20x100’s, we fail. You may or may not have heard the phrase, “fail your way in to amazing things.” So, the issue is not necessarily that we fail, but the way we handle perceived failure.  Where does fear come from? What are strategies we can use to bounce back with confidence? In this episode, I share stories of my own failures and successes and tips that may help you during a challenging time.  And please, if I may ask you one more thing - if The Swimmer Strength Podcast has brought you any value whatsoever, please take a moment of your time to rate it on the iTunes app, I’d greatly appreciate it. And if you don’t have to use iTunes, if you would tell a friend or two about the podcast, it would also go a long way.  “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”- Paulo Coelho  Thank you, Swimmer Strength community! Recovery Clinic in Mesa AZ, June 26th: https://swimmerstrength.com/product/foam-rolling-recovery-for-swimmers/ Foundations of Strength Training for Swimmers: https://www.amazon.com/Foundations-Strength-Training-Swimmers-complete/dp/B08M8PK7HB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=foundations+of+strength+training+for+swimmers&qid=1624291398&sr=8-1 Virtual Coaching: https://swimmerstrength.com/virtual-coaching-application/  Strength Training Library for Swimmers http://swimmerstrength.com/our-plans/ 
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    S2E7 | Raph Ruiz: Evoking Emotional Response in Training & Winning is Not For Everyone

    1:16:00

    Emotional Response in Training & Winning is Not For Everyone Getting swimmers to comprehend movement skills on land can be seemingly be difficult and intimidating for many swimming coaches.  As much as we force down set and repetitions, how does that make the swimmer succeed in the big arena with the spotlight on, the crowd cheering and TV cameras live? Our guest today is coach Raph Ruiz from Tampa, Florida. In this episode, we discuss: How the KAIZEN mindset of constant improvement measured against a rising standard excels athletes. Acquiring and replicating movement skills. How to coach athletes to become independent in elite situations.  How becoming more athletic on land only helps swimmers in the water. How disengaged athletes can crumble team dynamics. The process of building a tolerance to discomfort.  Connect with Coach Raph I: @athleteasap E: raph@athleteasap.com  W: https://www.kaizenasap.com/
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    S2E6 | Brett Hawke: Inside The Mind of Brett Hawke

    50:07

    Inside The Mind of Brett Hawke Have you ever felt weak, insecure and hopeless because you lack strength or fall behind in your physical development?  You're not alone. What if athletes at the highest level battle the same demons?  World renowned sprinter and coach, Brett Hawke joins us in today's episode. We discuss: Brett's first dryland exposure in Australia. How strength training helped him in his career. His coaching days at Auburn University. Connect with Brett: insidewithbh@gmail.com  Instagram - click https://fitterandfaster.com/ 
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    S2E5 | Nick Hadinger: The Shoulder Blades Hold The Secret To Healthier Shoulders

    59:20

    The Shoulder Blades Are The Secret To Healthier Shoulders If work with swimmers or are a swimmer yourself, chances are someone you know have suffered an injury.  Does it have to be this way?  A few of our talking points in this episode: Strategies to keep swimming while being injured. Overlooked injuries for swimmers. Movements that mimic swimming. Connect with Dr. Nick: Instagram - click. Website: https://www.ptstreamline.com  Support this Podcast https://swimmerstrength.com/patron For other inquires, email: info@swimmerstrength.com 

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