Spend One Kind Of Energy For Another

Spend One Kind Of Energy For Another

Do you know what its like to spend energy of one kind in order to gain energy of another kind?  That’s what it usually feels like for me when I go swim. It doesn’t have to be ‘easy’ swimming either. Most often I train quite strenuously,...
Breathing Better… On Land

Breathing Better… On Land

It’s apparent that making breathing easier is one of the top concerns for swimmers. And so, virtually all programs and methods offer some ideas for how to improve it. I’ve written several posts on breathing for swimming that several seemed to have...
Swimming Past Exhaustion Point

Swimming Past Exhaustion Point

Have you swam past your exhaustion point? Why, or why not? ** There is a difference between a difficult swimming situation that produces struggle and a difficult situation that presents challenge. Swimming as Struggle = swimming in a situation where I have lost...

The Effort In Effortless

Recently this questions has come up few times in various forms: How effortless should effortless swimming be? And here is one way I’ve answered that question: The sensation of effortless is relative – when you compare the sensation of swimming once...

Technique And Power

For swimmers it stands repeating: What you are not willing to accomplish by technique you will have to make up for with power. ** Consider the speed problem. How do you speed up? There are just two options in physics: Apply more power. Reduce resistance. #1 is about...

Join Our ‘Effortless Exercise’ Discussion

This week we’ll start our ‘book club’ discussion of Grant Molyneux’s pdf eBook ‘Effortless Exercise’ to strengthen our understanding and motivation for more consistent, satisfying, injury-free training (in any tri sport!). I sent...