Whither Steffen’s Strength? Germany Head Coach To Pack Meat On Swimmers’ Bones

Britta Steffen, left, with Franziska van Almsick looking on - by Craig Lord

Germany head coach Henning Lambertz wants to put muscle on his swimmers after another Olympics at which the national shoal struggled to make an impact and the few medal chances melted like ice in the Brazilian heat. First set of twice yearly strength tests to unfold in January with about 40 swimmers

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This story is reminding me of one of the Aussie sprinters, I want to say Melanie S., getting into Crossfit and losing pretty much an entire long course season because she tore herself up flipping truck tires.

Intense strength work is great for some swimmers but a disaster for others.

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