Have you ever wondered what you could be doing out of the pool to increase your strength in the water? This Whiteboard Wednesday dives into 30 different dryland workouts you can try with suspension cables.

30 Exercises Using Suspension Cables

Related: 5 Resistance Band Dryland Exercises for Swimmers

What is Dryland Training?

Dryland training (often referred to as Strength and Conditioning) is activity done on land with the intended purpose of increasing strength, flexibility and overall physical mobility. This includes a number of different movements and exercises ranging from beginner to advanced skill level. Some exercises that are commonly performed include: Pushups, sit-ups, squats, etc.

Related: MySwimPro – The #1 Dryland Training App for Swimmers

Why It’s Important

Incorporating an element of dryland training into your workout routine is important for three main reasons:

  • Prevent Injury – corrects for muscle imbalances and weak core strength.
  • Increases Stroke Rate – allows you to take more strokes in less time with more power.
  • Improves Distance Per Stroke – more power application per stroke allows you to swim further with less effort.

The goal of any dryland program for swimmers is to become stronger and more explosive in the water while decreasing your risk of injury.

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Swim & Dryland Training Plans

A training plan is a critical component to the success of reaching your goals in swimming! The MySwimPro mobile app has training plans that range from beginner to elite. Checkout a few highlights below:

Swimmer Strength dryland plan

Dryland Training Plans:

Swimming Plans:

These plans are available exclusively in the MySwimPro App. Download the app on iPhone and Android to subscribe to a training plan that’s right for you!

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  1. Same comment as the previous. You have really great ideas and workouts! A shame that there isn’t a plan put in motion.

  2. Thank you for these- in the age of Covid-19 would it be possible to make these into dryland workouts on the app. Love the app and swim with many of these work out on a regular basis.

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