Splash - May/June 2013 - (Page 4)

CONTENTS CLIVE RoSE/GETTY IMAGES Dana Vollmer is one of the athletes who gave Splash tips and insight into what it takes to become an Olympic gold medalist. DEPARTMENTS FEATURES 14 16 4 STRENgTH AND CONDITIONINg: YOU DON’T kNOw SqUAT! Having an accurate gauge of how much athletes can lift, how fast they are, or how long they can endure before succumbing to fatigue, can be extremely helpful in programming effective fitness strategies. It can be argued that the most important physical assessment of all is one that yields little in terms of performance-related measures of fitness. But it can tell you a whole lot about an athlete’s current physical state. It’s the overhead squat, one of the simplest and most effective physical assessments in existence. NUTRITION: wHAT TO EAT BEFORE, DURINg AND AFTER A wORkOUT The claims for special drinks, bars and chews for pre-, during-, and after-workouts are spectacular, but do you really need them to improve your performance? Ignore the hype and try real foods that are proven to boost performance. SPLASH • MAy/June 2013 18 24 MENTAL TRAININg: qUICk TIPS FOR ADDRESSINg YOUR MENTAL CONCERNS Sports Psychologist Aimee Kimball, PhD, has a lot of swimmers for clients, and she finds they often fit into similar categories. This article highlights some of the main questions swimmers face, and the type of swimmers who experience these mental challenges. LESSONS FROM THE MASTERS Ten American swimmers won individual gold medals at last year’s Olympic Games in London. We asked each of them – minus Michael Phelps – a few questions that would help you get to know them better. We also asked them to give us five tips for swimming their gold-medal events that you can use to swim faster. Here’s what they had to say. STARTINg BLOCkS 8 Mike Gustafson 10 Swim Briefs/Justin Case 12 Top Ten Tweets/Point-Counterpoint 18 Training With 20 Athletic Foodie 22 Your Photo SPECIAL SECTIONLESSONS FROM THE MASTERS 24 Nathan Adrian 26 Tyler Clary 28 Missy Franklin 30 Matt Grevers 32 Katie Ledecky 34 Ryan Lochte 36 Allison Schmitt 38 Rebecca Soni 40 Dana Vollmer SwIM kIDS 42 Interactive 44 Best Race Ever 46 Swim Nut Zeke 47 Five Songs 48 Getting To Know 50 America’s Swim Team Athletes

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Splash - May/June 2013

Splash - May/June 2013
Table of Contents
Mike Gustafson
Swim Briefs/Justin Case
Top Ten Tweets/Point-Counterpoint
Strength and Conditioning: You don’t know Squat!
Nutrition: What to Eat Before, During and After a Workout
Mental Training: Quick Tips for Addressing Your Mental Concerns
Training With
Athletic Foodie
Your Photo
Lessons from the Masters
Nathan Adrian
Tyler Clary
Missy Franklin
Matt Grevers
Katie Ledecky
Ryan Lochte
Allison Schmitt
Rebecca Soni
Dana Vollmer
Interactive
Best Race Ever
Swim Nut Zeke
Five Songs
Getting To Know
America’s Swim Team Athletes

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