There Are Consequences

There Are Consequences

Recently, a TI Coach friend of mine attended a seminar given by a swim coach somewhat well-known in the US triathlon scene. My friend told me she went with an open mind and heart to learn from this coach with a different approach to swimming and I supported her,...
One Stroke Technique For Everyone? Part 3

One Stroke Technique For Everyone? Part 3

This continues from Part 2 of One Stroke Technique For Everyone? In the previous part I discussed how we might allow a swimmer to make compromises away from the ideal because she has limitations in her body that are unimproveable or there are other reasons that stack...
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...
Priorities For Your General Conditioning

Priorities For Your General Conditioning

Many swimmers wonder what kind of exercises they should do on dry-land that would help them with their swimming.  I wanted to share with you what I do, what I have been doing for years, to maintain my joints for regular and varied activities, not just for swimming. ...
The Sweet Spot Of Exercise

The Sweet Spot Of Exercise

I was listening to this inspiring Rich Roll podcast interview with David Goggins. It was 1 hr 45 minutes of mind-blowing stories of what this guy has accomplished in his military career and in ultra-distance events, in light of  the history he had to work from. All...
Love Your Weakest Member

Love Your Weakest Member

In the last post I shared some transcribed parts of Rich Roll’s podcast that covered one coach’s way of establishing healthy and injury-free athletes. There was one point in that discussion that may have drifted by too fast – it is so subtle but so...