G. John Mullen

G. John Mullen

G. John Mullen received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California, where he served as a clinical research assistant investigating adolescent diabetes, lung adaptations to swimming, and swimming biomechanics. He has been featured in "Swimming World Magazine," "Swimmer Magazine," and the "International Society of Swim Coaches Journal." He is currently the strength and conditioning coach at Santa Clara Swim Club, owner of the Center of Optimal Restoration, the Swimming Science Research Review and creator of the Swimmer's Shoulder System.

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Why Swimmers Shouldn't Overtrain Their Quads

You have to propel through the water faster than the other swimmers, so you work harder on your quads and arms, right? Wrong. Swimmers love to train...

9 Essential Exercises to Prevent Rotator Cuff Injuries

In 2008, nearly 2 million people in the US reported a rotator cuff problem to their doctor. These complaints are common among overhead athletes, such as...

10 Signs a Swimmer Needs to See a Physical Therapist

Shoulder pain, or Swimmer's Shoulder, is a serious concern in swimming. Shoulder pain can develop in swimmers as young as 10 or 11 and plague the...

Improve Your Swimming Times with These Starting Drills

There is a great deal of focus on the swim performance, speed, and technique, but the start deserves just as much praise. Explsoive swimming starts can...

Are Energy Drinks Risky For Athletes?

Athletes have interesting relationships with energy drinks. Who doesn't love caffeine? Caffeine is one of the most easily assessable stimulants, and...

6 Ankle Strength and Flexibility Tips for Swimmers

When you are swimming, what does the perfect kick look like? When you envision your ankles, what are they doing and where do they go? Your ankles are an...

5 Common Freestyle Swimming Mistakes and How to Fix Them

I think when non-swimmers hear the term 'freestyle,' they assume the stroke is easy. It is one of the very first strokes we learn when we jump in the...

Triathletes: Avoid These 5 Open Water Swimming Disasters

Open water can be—and for many is—terrifying. Even professional, well-trained open water swimmers can feel a sense of dread when they enter the water....

10 Tips for Effective Strength Training Programs for Swimming

To improve your swimming, training out of the pool is vital. One important part of a successful swimmer's training program is strength training....

Do You Need a Probiotic Supplement?

Contrary to what Erin Andrews' latest probiotic commercial would lead you to believe, there is nothing "cute" about your gut (i.e., your digestive s...

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