Is your Training relevant to your sport?

The term ‘Dynamic Correspondence’ was first introduced by Professor Yuri Verskoshansky in 1993 in his book ‘Supertraining’ – it refers to an exercise or training programs ability to directly affect sporting performance. More simply it can be described as the ‘transfer effect’, or ‘transferability’ of an exercise or training program.

Pushing & Pulling Strength For Swimmers

A perfect example Daniel gives is the importance of pushing and pulling work to help move yourself through the water with more power. Pushing and pulling are two movements that have huge ‘Dynamic Correspondence’ with swimming and why Daniel has included them – or multiple varieties of them depending on a person’s ability and access to equipment – in all four of this swim specific strength and fitness training programs.

The Pull Up and the Dip are given as examples – these are moves that are familiar to most and for the sport of swimming they transfer well from the gym to the pool. They engage and develop all the right muscles in the right movement pattern and as Daniel puts it they are “two of the biggest performance indicators for upper body strength that are more specific to swimming.”

Dynamic Correspondence

He continues “When you swim you are typically working in a vertical plane of motion. You’re pulling from up to down and you’re pushing down in some respect. Going back to the whole Dynamic Correspondence thing, those are the muscle groups you’re using. The muscles that pull vertically and the muscles that push vertically down.”

For this reason, Daniel has structured his four training programs with specific push and pull days for every week of every block as ‘Pushing’ and ‘Pulling’ are such essential movements patterns for the sport of swimming.

All our programs are designed by specialists to be 100% relevant to your sport.

Graham Barber, Founder @ ATHLETE.CO