Q&A #126 – Swimming and the specificity of upper body training adaptations (or how the turkeys can catch up with the fish) Is having the swim as your weakest discipline really just a consequence of not having put in the long and hard work required in the pool to the same extent that you have on the run and the bike? Differences in muscle fiber type and function between the lower body and upper body Trainability and adaptability of upper body muscle fibers Practical recommendations for improving your swimming LINKS AND RESOURCES: Scientific Triathlon website Coaching Training Plans Q&A episode archive The Muscle Fiber Profiles, Mitochondrial Content, and Enzyme Activities of the Exceptionally Well-Trained Arm and Leg Muscles of Elite Cross-Country Skiers – Ørtenblad 2018 Effect of swim exercise training on human muscle fiber function – Fitts 1989 Upper body training and the triceps brachii muscle of elite cross country skiers – 2006 Arm and leg substrate utilization and muscle adaptation after prolonged low‐intensity training – Helge 2010 SPONSORS: Precision Hydration – One-size doesn’t fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration’s FREE sweat test and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW15 to get 15% off your order OR use the code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free. ROKA – The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order. RATE AND REVIEW: If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing. CONTACT: Want to send feedback, questions or just chat? Email me at [email protected] or connect on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.