…I usually rush through warm-up. 3-4 lengths of breast stroke and then go for the drill. After your reply and some more reading – For yesterday’s session, I went for a full 15-20 mins of warm-up. Then chose the first 3 activities where I could maintain awareness of the chosen cue. And then a 200m cool down. What a difference! More than physical, the warm-up was mental – to reach a point where you have largely shifted away from all external matters and are now able to observe what is happening in the water. A much more satisfying and integrated session of learning, application and realisation of where something is going wrong.
How are you doing with your warm-up? I imagine you can think of a few high-performing professionals who take time to check-in and fully prepare their body and mind for the practice and performance ahead. Who can you use as a model for how you’d like to begin your time in the water, to make it most productive and satisfying?
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