How to Become Strong

Paul Smith sent me an article from Dr. Mirkin that may interest some of you. It concerns strength training and how to increase it. The concepts are simple but need to be repeated. Here is the main point of the article:
Exercise does not make you stronger. If it did, marathon runners would have the largest muscles of all athletes. The single stimulus to make muscles larger and stronger is to stretch them while they contract.
Adding weight and stretching are two keys that will make you stronger and will enhance your performance in the pool. For evidence of this, read the previous posting about Dara Torres and see the results.

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