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Product Details

  • Series: Workouts in a Binder
  • Spiral-bound: 101 pages
  • Publisher: Velo Press (November 18, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931382743
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931382748
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 6.1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

You won’t find a more useful or durable swimming book. These waterproof pages are made to be used and abused on the pool deck, and the oversized flap will hold the workouts upright for easier viewing.
 
Thousands of swimmers and triathletes have used the original Workouts in a Binder® to strengthen their strokes and improve their times. Now Nick and Eric Hansen deliver 100 new workouts that incorporate a full range of strokes, drills, and skill building to help you develop more power, endurance, and speed. Athletes can choose between a standard “A workout” and a modified “B workout,” for those with less time or stamina.
 
Regardless of experience or ability, you’ll enjoy the variety packed into these pages and the six unique training plans that help you put it all together.
 
Nick Hansen holds a graduate degree in exercise physiology. He is a former U.S. National Team swimming coach, University of Wisconsin head coach, University of Arizona assistant coach, and the Loveland Master’s team coach. Nick also served as an exercise physiologist at the University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Clinic.

Eric Hansen has national and international experience as a member of the U.S. National Team as an athlete and coach. Currently he is the head men’s and women’s swimming coach at the University of Wisconsin. In 2004 he coached an athlete who won a gold medal and set a World Record at the Olympic Games. He was also the head coach for the 2003 Pan American Games and the 2002 Short Course World Champion ship. Eric holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University.

About the Author

Nick Hansen holds a graduate degree in exercise physiology. He is a former U.S. National Team swimming coach, University of Wisconsin head coach, University of Arizona assistant coach, and the Loveland Master’s team coach. Nick also served as an exercise physiologist at the University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Clinic.

Eric Hansen has national and international experience as a member of the U.S. National Team as an athlete and coach. Currently he is the head men’s and women’s swimming coach at the University of Wisconsin. In 2004 he coached an athlete who won a gold medal and set a World Record at the Olympic Games. He was also the head coach for the 2003 Pan American Games and the 2002 Short Course World Champion ship. Eric holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University.

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The workouts are easy to follow and can be abbreviated if necessary.
Y. Zohar
As a former collegiate swimmer and current masters/triathlon coach, I use this book frequently and recommend it to anyone training for a triathlon or swimming race.
jen
I love that water won't damage this book, but I do still keep it in a zip-top bag on deck because once this puppy gets wet, you'll have to dry each and every page.
andy

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By andy on June 10, 2010
Format: Spiral-bound
I went back to swimming after a 25 year hiatus. Running and biking were no longer options for me. A year after diving back in, I had a set workout that I liked to do -- EVERY time I hit the pool. For my 46th birthday, someone bought this for me off my wishlist and six months after starting to use this book, I still thank the person who bought it for me several times a month. And the gratitude is genuine.

Looking to shake my workout up a bit, this book rocked my entire workout program. I thought the resistance training I was doing in the gym would help my swimming, but it invariably resulted in injuries every time I tried to increase resistance. Now, because of the improvements in my swimming, my swimming actually helps me perform better in the gym and pushing myself there actually results in far fewer injuries! If there has been one thing to which I can attribute my progress in the pool, THIS BOOK IS IT! My success in the pool has made me fall in love with this sport all over again. When I wake up and it's a gym day, I tend to hit the snooze button once or twice, but on swimming days?? I'm up and at 'em! Count on it!

While each workout has a shorter version and a longer version, this book is definitely not for beginning swimmers. The shorter version of the workouts run on average 3600 yards or meters depending on your pool. Not too sure about the longer version of the workout because frankly, for me to swim two miles or more, I'm toast! I don't even look at the longer versions (yet!). There are several workout plans to choose from, which I personally love because I never have to sit and figure out which workout I should do today; I just look it up in the plan.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jen on August 17, 2006
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This book ROCKS!! As a former collegiate swimmer and current masters/triathlon coach, I use this book frequently and recommend it to anyone training for a triathlon or swimming race. The individual medley and stroke sets are especially helpful. I also like the workout plans.

Thanks to the Hansen brothers for this masterful book!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Zelinske on June 8, 2007
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Great book for training for longer swims, not suitable for beginner swimmers. I am comming back to swimming after a 10 year vacation and most of these workouts are a little hard for me, but they are easily adaptable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amy B. Waltch on February 21, 2006
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Alot of good workouts for a middle of the road masters swimmer who needs the push when swimming alone. Only drawback is not enough variety in the free-style workouts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laurina on April 18, 2013
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Taken me to a new level of swimming. The work outs are longer than I expected with most of them around 3500yrds. Some as long as 6300yrds. Usually, I don't have that kind of time, so I cut them in half and still have a great work out.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cokie Lepinski on September 3, 2008
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I've purchased several swim workout books and have generally been frustrated that they aren't 1) handy around the pool because they aren't waterproof; 2) the workouts are too challenging; or 3) the workouts are too easy. Well this book masters all those issues. It is deck ready (waterproof) so you can leave it at the end of your lane. It has a great number of workouts with an "A" level (hard core swimmer who likes heavy yardage) and a "B" level (a swimmer looking for a little less yardage). The workouts are broken down into distance free, middle distance free, sprint free, the individual strokes, etc. The authors have also created multiple guides for planning your workouts into a 13-week regimen or a 26-week regimen. For those working out on their own, without a coach, this is THE workout book you need.
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By G. NOME on August 22, 2014
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The workouts are hard AND fun! Not for beginner swimmers however. Helps you break out of those bad habits of doing the same workouts over and over.
The only thing it doesn't have is endurance stoke work, I found the medley workouts to be very sprint focused. Most of the workouts can be done both in a 50 and 24 pool.

I love this book, I'm done with the distance workouts (used mostly B) and most of the middle distance (A/B). I'll start over again to A, but when thats done I'm not sure what to do. Please make another book!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Derek Gordon on August 7, 2013
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The workouts are great for master's swimmers, but it is definitely misadvertised as being for traithletes. The workouts are far too long for any tri program and even inside the booklet states that there is a separate book for tri specific workouts.
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