Remain In This Moment

Remain In This Moment

One nice thing about being back in USA is that we have pools that open at 05:00 in the morning, and I love early morning swims (and runs). Upon returning from Turkey last week, I went to my fitness club early one morning to find the pool was closed for repairs. They...
Sleep Your Way To Improvement

Sleep Your Way To Improvement

I don’t know about you, but as I get older I find I cannot get away with the kind of crazy sleep hours I sometimes lived by in my younger years. My mental and physical capabilities really go down when sleep is poor. Despite pressure in our modern culture to...
Training In The Scarce Energy Zone

Training In The Scarce Energy Zone

This post was first published as Part 4 of the Swimmer Speed Curve Series, but I have got the impression that it was mostly overlooked as tail-end of that series. It is an important topic in the conversations I am having with my athletes, so I feel I should call more...
Strengthen The Weaker System

Strengthen The Weaker System

This is an addendum to the post Special Stamina Part 2. I encouraged certain swimmers to test for the weaker system in Test For The Weakest System. The next logical topic is about strengthening that weaker system. Which one is your weaker system? Can you handle the...
Special Stamina Part 2

Special Stamina Part 2

Continued from Special Stamina Part 1 Incremental Increase In Challenge Let me describe briefly how to adjust just one of these variables at a time to create a gradually equalizing and increasing challenge upon your performance systems… Intensity When the...
Special Stamina Part 1

Special Stamina Part 1

I received a request from one of you to talk about building stamina. Stamina is defined as ability to withstand hardship, to maintain strength over a longer period of time. I might add to this by saying stamina is the ability to be stronger than the hardship facing...
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