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Successful Sport Task Management Part 3: Regeneration and Nutrition


Again, we look at regeneration as the ability to recover from a given session, training phase or season and then be ready to move on to the next (higher) level.  We covered sleep and sleep-related strategies in Part Two, and we move on to the other main influence for Regeneration – Nutrition. As with sleep, […]

Core Rotation Questions Answered with Video


One of our friends recently had questions about core rotations and core training.  This is the information we sent him: Core rotations are simply rotating through core exercises for a given amount of time.  For example Core rotations – 4 min, switch exercises every :30  could just be a series repeating – for instance, alternating […]

A Variety of Video Explanations


From time to time we get questions about a variety of swim related topics. The following videos were created to pair with our Monthly Workout subscription, which you can find here. If you have any questions, post it below! WALL CORDS VARIATIONS http://www.viddler.com/explore/FasterSwim/videos/184/ TURNS WITH CORDS http://www.viddler.com/explore/FasterSwim/videos/185/ IM FREE WARM UP EXPLANATION http://www.viddler.com/explore/FasterSwim/videos/172/ IM FREE […]

Practicing Simple and Basic Concepts


I have been teaching a lot of adult lessons lately and it has reminded me of some very simple concepts that we as coaches most likely overlook and assume that our swimmers understand. Take some time during warm ups to review even with your best swimmers.  I review all of these concepts with my team […]

Part 5: Repeating Race Pace Sets


This article is a basic summary of those posted past newsletters from this study. Please remember these basic concepts while incorporating the workouts provided in the most recent newsletter. How often do you need to repeat specific race pace sets for optimal training? This study recommends 8 weeks to 3 months based on the ability […]

Part 4: Race Pace Set Examples


Here are some workouts from the research I have been reading.  Please add this to your practice routines but make sure that all swimmers are performing at exact Race Pace. If a specific distance wasn’t at Race Pace then the swimmer needs to rest until able to perform and resume the set. A. Race Pace […]