Follow A Proven Effective Path

Follow A Proven Effective Path

This is the second part of a series discussing how Deliberate Practice principles are embodied in our method and manner of training. You may read Part 1 first. I am referring to Chapter 4 “The Gold Standard” in Anders Ericsson’s book Peak: Secrets...
There Is A Better Way

There Is A Better Way

I happened to see some triathletes link to this article on Facebook a couple months ago. The title caught my attention because, clearly, this was such a contrast to our approach to swimming. I would have just ignored an article like this, but was curious to see what...
Self-Limiting Practice Sets

Self-Limiting Practice Sets

I want to keep confronting the false notion that fitness training and technical training are two separate activities in the pool. Fitness and Technique are truly inseparable, and should be regarded as such in every practice activity. All repetitive movement is...
Training In The Scarce Energy Zone

Training In The Scarce Energy Zone

This post was first published as Part 4 of the Swimmer Speed Curve Series, but I have got the impression that it was mostly overlooked as tail-end of that series. It is an important topic in the conversations I am having with my athletes, so I feel I should call more...
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