Have Extra Time? Improve Your Posture

Have Extra Time? Improve Your Posture

If I had to choose a second improvement project for pool-exiled swimmers with more time on your hands, I would assign the work of improving posture.  This essay is part of a series discussing the kind of complementary training you can do while kept away from the pool...
Have Extra Time? Master Your Breathing

Have Extra Time? Master Your Breathing

While so many of us are exiled from our pools and can’t go swimming at this time, if there was one skill I could choose for you to work on during these weeks away – one that would benefit EVERYTHING else you are doing in life, from sleeping, to digestion,...
Case Study Of My Body Composition

Case Study Of My Body Composition

Here is a follow up to Your Body Composition And Strength Matter For Speed… Case Study of My Body Composition My body composition is quite lean, and I am on the more ‘compact’ side of males – 176 cm tall and only about 65 kg (143 lbs). I enjoy...
Your Body Composition And Strength Matter For Speed

Your Body Composition And Strength Matter For Speed

Over the years I have worked with the widest range of bodies I can image – young and old, tall and short, large and small, very buoyant and very not, muscular and frail – all sorts. When one is working with a body at any of the extremes several...
Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 2

Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 2

This articles is continuing from Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 1… To become more capable than you are right now, you may need better stroke skills, but it is not suitable for continual growth to be working slowly on skills and nothing else. You also...
Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 1

Time To Expand Your Capabilities? Part 1

Why Set A Goal? Setting a new achievement goal is not just for those who are ambitious or competitive. Even if, and especially if one is simply pursuing health and happiness through swimming, a goal that requires you to swim a bit farther, a bit faster, or swim better...
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