Hannula has coached four U.S. Olympic team swimmers, including Kaye Hall, Olympic- and world-record holder for the 100-meter backstroke. He has also coached numerous Olympic team members; World University Games swimmers; Pan American Games and World Championship swimmers; several U.S. national champions; and American record holders. He is an eight-time Olympic team coach, a six-time World Championship team coach, seven-time World Cup team coach, and four-time Pan American Games team coach.
A year-long strength program has four phases: symmetry and hypertrophy, maximum strength, power, and power endurance. Symmetry and Hypertrophy Phase Strength training during the first part of the year corrects muscle imbalances that develop as a result of training and racing. Strength adaptations are specific to training speed; in other words, training at high velocities increases strength at high velocities and training at low velocities increases strength at low velocities.
Type I fibers, the so-called slow-twitch (ST) muscle fibers, are associated with less powerful, more enduring functions. Type II muscle fibers, the so-called fast-twitch (FT) fibers, are associated with shorter bursts of explosive action. Type II fibers are further subdivided into Type IIa and Type IIb fibers, with a-types having greater ability for aerobic metabolism and more resistance to fatigue.
Squat SnatchThe squat snatch is the preferred manner for lifting the most weight in the snatch. Split SnatchBefore the more efficient squat snatch technique was perfected, lifters used the split style. Power SnatchThe power snatch is similar to the squat snatch, except you don’t lower into a full squat position.