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by Emmett Hines

eBook Fitness Swimming, Second Edition download ISBN: 0736074570
Author: Emmett Hines
Publisher: Human Kinetics; 2 edition (June 30, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 232
ePub: 1144 kb
Fb2: 1926 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Sports
Subcategory: Water Sports

Great book Coach Hines!!! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. I'm looking forward to your books on backstroke, breaststroke, and fly (if possible).

Great book Coach Hines!!! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

Fitness Swimming book. Want more from your workout? Whether you seek to improve your technique, trim your times, swim greater distances, or simply improve your fitness level, Fitness Swimming will help you achieve your goals, all in full-color. Published June 1st 2008 by Human Kinetics Publishers (first published September 22nd 1998).

Fitness Swimming is designed to help recreational and competitive swimmers, as well as triathletes, improve both . Emmett Hines is one of only nine coaches to hold the Level 5 Masters Certification-the American Swim Coaches Association's highest adult coaching certification

Fitness Swimming is designed to help recreational and competitive swimmers, as well as triathletes, improve both their swimming technique and their conditioning. Emmett Hines is one of only nine coaches to hold the Level 5 Masters Certification-the American Swim Coaches Association's highest adult coaching certification. He has been coaching in some form since the age of 14.

The workouts and training programmes will be supported by valuable advice on stroke techniques

The workouts and training programmes will be supported by valuable advice on stroke techniques. Concise yet thorough, this book will offer structure and variety to readers' workouts, while the techniques covered lead to faster, more efficient swimming. Respected swimming coach Emmett Hines shows the reader how to achieve maximum results from every workout, whether trying to enhance their overall fitness or training for an upcoming triathlon.

Coach Emmett Hines has created an invaluable tool for improvement-minded swimmers.

by. Emmett W. Hines (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Coach Emmett Hines has created an invaluable tool for improvement-minded swimmers. Fitness Swimming is the first book I have seen that perfectly complements the Total Immersion book and method by providing sensible and friendly guidance on how to build fitness and stroke efficiency in a seamless combination. Terry Laughlin Director, Total Immersion Swimming Author, Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and Easier.

Bibliographic Details. Publisher: Human Kinetics. Excellent customer service. 30 day return policy. Books Express LLC 318 US Route 1, STE 2 Kittery ME 03904. Publication Date: 2009. Book Condition: Good. Visit Seller's Storefront. Hines, Emmett . 1956-.

A note from Head Coach Emmett Hines: Welcome to the H2Ouston Swims web site. We hope you find it useful. Before I sign off, allow me to shamelessly plug my book, Fitness Swimming. You will note the addition of donation buttons in a number of places.

Want more from your workout? Whether you seek to improve your technique, trim your times, swim greater distances, or simply improve your fitness level, Fitness Swimming will help you achieve your goals, all in full-color.

Expert swim coach Emmett Hines has created 60 new workouts and 16 sample programs, each arranged into suggested training zones to correspond to your fitness level and performance goals. Over a dozen cutting-edge technique drills help you progressively build an effective freestyle stroke. The text covers stretching, warm-up and cool-down methods, heart rate zone targets, expanded instruction for stroke efficacy, progressive drills, conditioning tips, and fitness assessments. Fitness Swimming has all the information you need to chart progress and maintain peak performance.

Comments: (7)
Hulbine
I have never had a good freestyle. I float well (or am "positively buoyant" as they say), and took all the Red Cross courses growing up, so other strokes have good form. But, because I never raced, my freestyle was always terribly inefficient; it always felt like so much work.

I've worked through slide-glide-breathe exercises, rollovers, and other the stuff that precedes the first drill set that incorporates the arms, breathing, and movement side to side. (About 6 exercises in). Already, it is like magic. The earlier drills, which I practiced extensively, helped remove the extraneous movement that was occurring because of how I was improperly moving my head and not "pushing down" into my buoy, as he says. Other actions in my sequence of movements were adding drag - I never even realized I was doing it. And hips, I had no idea they were involved! Now I see how the parts fit together.

So, this is a GREAT SELF HELP book. I take it with me every time I practice. (I made copies of the drills from my library copy and ordered a permanent copy. I just had to rave about it now.)

This is the most methodical book deconstructing the freestyle I have ever read. And, that's saying something, because I pulled in over 15 books on swimming from throughout the Maryland library system.

If you really want to refine your stroke through drills, and then get assistance in a fitness plan, this is the book.
BoberMod
I decided to start swimming as my sole fitness exercise. I swam as a kid and was certified as a lifeguard, but had never really learned the strokes as well as those swimmers I have seen swimming for clubs. As usual, I wanted to learn as much as possible before I started working out. So, I bought at least 20 books on swimming. Then I dived into the books. I noticed that after a couple of weeks of reading, I was always coming back to one book, Coach Hines' Fitness Swimming. I now have 2 copies of this book. One is a backup.

The book is well organized and provides a wealth of information paced just right. It was nice that it started off providing the basics for people like me who have never participated in swimming for fitness/sport. Knowing that it describes more advanced drills/levels means I can use it as I improve. Additionally, it provides very clear instructions on each of the drills. Combined with numerous superb illustrations I found it very easy to understand what the proper drill/swim should look/feel like. I thoroughly love the focus points (red dot, buoy pressure, side skating, etc.). They provide good guideposts during a drill and reinforce proper execution. It's like having a coach in your head while you swim.

I was somewhat worried before I started reading any of the books about the best way to combine the myriad drills. So, this book, by breaking the drills down into levels within a workout schedule, provides a great structure.

Great book Coach Hines!!! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. I'm looking forward to your books on backstroke, breaststroke, and fly (if possible).

-Dave Hallman
Talrajas
This is a well written very well thought out book. Not only is it informative you learn how to think about swimming and training in a very productive manner .
This is not light reading but if you want to swim well and to do so for many many years then technique is critical. While this does not replace getting a real coach it does help you understand the process of becoming a fit swimmer that has proper form.
My only mistake was getting this on Kindle and I wish that there was a webpage with some printable tables and forms to help me design the workout . Going back and forth on the Kindle is a pain .
Nevertheless I am so taken by the writer that I plan on getting a copy of the book so I can crack it open and take notes .
Sitting on the shelf this book will not help you but if you read it and work with the materiel it is very very productive piece of work ,
Swimming , like Yoga, will sustain you for years so invest the time money and effort get the book and apply yourself to the practice .
Well written , well planned well worth it
Cel
I love this book. It's like having a personal swimming coach in my gear bag. I'm a novice lap swimmer who wants to improve my skills in order to use swimming as my primary means of exercise, so I have found Part II ("Swimming the Right Way") to be extremely helpful. The emphasis on posture and balance in Chapter 4 has been particularly enlightening for me.

I am looking forward to starting the various workouts. The workouts are categorized into 6 levels, ranging from "Basic Skills Workouts" to "High-Intensity Workouts."

There are 60 workouts, 10 for each level:
Level 1: Basic Skills Workouts
Level 2: Skill Development Workouts
Level 3: Full-Stroke Swimming Workouts
Level 4: Lactate Threshold Workouts
Level 5: Speed Workouts
Level 6: High-Intensity Workouts

Part IV of the book is entitled "Training Over the Long Haul." Chapter 14 puts it all together in terms of scheduling your workouts with recommendations for swimming programs (for example: Level 1, workout 1 on Sunday; Level 1, workout 2 on Tuesday; etc.). These sample programs/schedules are presented in an easy-to-read chart form that you can jot down in your training notebook and adjust to fit your week.

Coach Hines writes in a conversational style, and the book contains many helpful illustrations. I have no doubt that incorporating this book into your swimming program will reap huge benefits for a swimmer at any skill level.
watching to future
I was expecting a book describing drills with images, and example workouts; not a thick dense piece of literature on the theories or telling me why I should swim in the first place. I wish I'd bought the book on my kindle so it would be easier to return.