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...
Answers To Breathing Questions #1

Answers To Breathing Questions #1

I recently sent out an inquiry in the Mediterra Newsletter asking about what questions people still have about breathing troubles, questions that have not been sufficiently answered by the resources they’ve used so far. I received several questions or comments...
Removing Fear And Tension From Your Experience In Water

Removing Fear And Tension From Your Experience In Water

The Polyvagal Theory developed by Stephen Porges, describes the way the internal body states influences the brain and perception of the environment, and the environment (especially the social environment) influences internal body states.  In my own words, there are...

The Tension Behind Relaxation

A few days ago, on the Total Immersion blog, I published an essay on the necessary relationship between tension and relaxation in swimming. If you’ve been trying to be ‘more relaxed’ in your stroke, or trying to be ‘more powerful’ you may...
Breathing Solutions Outside The Pool

Breathing Solutions Outside The Pool

After a swimmer has invested the time to thoroughly work through fundamental swimming skills, often the swimmer encounters some obstacles to improvement that are better addressed by training he needs to do outside the pool. Some major areas for improvement that emerge...