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Exercises to do on land that help in the pool

FitSugar

Updated: August 10, 2012, 10:32 AM ET
By FitSugar

Now that we're all inspired by the swims -- and, yes, the abs -- of Dana Vollmer, Michael Phelps, and Missy Franklin, it's time to jump into the pool and get your swim on! With a busy schedule and scattered recreational swim hours, it can be hard to fit in a pool workout. Luckily, you can still improve your stroke and technique in the gym by incorporating these upper-body exercises into your next weight-room session. Soon, you will begin to notice better balance, rotation, and strength ...

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