Becoming A New Student Again

Becoming A New Student Again

I am into the third week of my first experience in taiji/tai chi and qigong. I was first attracted to study this a few years ago, but have been waiting for an open window of time in my schedule to coincide with a class and instructor that seemed to have the approach I...
Your Diet Of Strength, Endurance and Power

Your Diet Of Strength, Endurance and Power

Why Be Strong? You certainly want your shape and movement patterns to be streamline and efficient to reduce internal and external resistance to moving forward. But even then, you still need strength, because it defines your body’s ability to do work. Even when...
One Stroke Technique For Everyone? Part 2

One Stroke Technique For Everyone? Part 2

This continues from Part 1 of One Stroke Technique For Everyone? Improve What Is Improvable Let’s consider some of the features that could be improved if an athlete were motivated to do so: soft-tissue and joint immobility low flexibility low strength poor...
The Habit Of Exercise – Part 2

The Habit Of Exercise – Part 2

What has kept me exercising regularly for 30 years, and what will keep me going for another 30 and more? This post is part 2 of 4 in the series The Habit Of Exercise. and continues the discussion of what builds and strengthens our habit of exercise to contribute to...
The Habit Of Exercise – Part 1

The Habit Of Exercise – Part 1

There may be a season of your life when it becomes important to you to get ready for a big athletic accomplishment, like a triathlon or a masters swim meet, or a swim holiday that has you training more than you have been used to. That event on a fast approaching date...