Could You Be Hyperventilating?

Could You Be Hyperventilating?

[Here is an excerpt from my working draft of the forthcoming Better Breathing In Freestyle book. It’s going to be loaded with useful stuff you don’t commonly find in swimming books!] There are two main gases that your exercising body needs to deal with. It...
Examples Of Tension And Relaxation In Freestyle

Examples Of Tension And Relaxation In Freestyle

This is an addendum to the post The Tension Behind Relaxation… Some Examples Of Tension And Relaxation In Freestyle There could be hundreds of focal points for building appropriate tension and relaxation throughout the stroke – far too many to discuss in a...
The Tension Behind Relaxation

The Tension Behind Relaxation

Understanding Relaxation In Context Often, I hear a swimmer describe how eager they are to find that wonderful relaxation in the stroke that Coach Terry described. For some, adding more relaxation will bring a great breakthrough. However, for others, it could be a...
Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 2

Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 2

This articles is continuing from Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 1… To become more capable than you are right now, you may need better stroke skills, but it is not suitable for continual growth to be working slowly on skills and nothing else. You also...
It Matters How You Breathe

It Matters How You Breathe

Obviously, your brain handles all your daily breathing without the need for you to control it or even think about it.  But do you know how you breathe in daily life? I mean, do you know which part of your body, which muscles do most of the work for each breath? Do you...