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Successful Sport Task Management Part 2: Regeneration and Sleep

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 level.  Regenerative methods can include a wide variety of specific measures (sauna, massage, Epsom salt bath, etc) and for our purpose of moving from general to specific, we […]

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Successful Sport Task Management Part 3: Regeneration and Nutrition

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

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, […]

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Core Rotation Questions Answered with Video

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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A Variety of Video Explanations

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Practicing Simple and Basic Concepts

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Part 5: Repeating Race Pace Sets

By Brad Burget | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Part 4: Race Pace Set Examples

By Brad Burget | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Part 3: Race Pace

By Brad Burget | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Below are a few concepts to consider while planning your workouts. Swim Techniques at Race Pace Stroke efficiency is developed for the pace at which training is performed as discussed in previous newsletters.  To improve race performances, stroke efficiency must be improved and swum at race pace to achieve the best training effect. Stroke rates […]

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Part 2: Planning Your Practices

By Brad Burget | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here are basic concepts to keep in mind while planning your practices: 1. Any swimmer that is poorly conditioned with bad mechanics will see improvement with any activity associated with swimming. 2. Once your swimmer advances in conditioning and skill level basic practices no longer apply and actually retards further development.  Higher levels of practices […]

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Part 1: Performance is directly related to the ability of the body to use its energy systems.

By Brad Burget | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Have you thought about in-performance recovery while planning your workout? This is extremely important to incorporate by emphasizing race pace work, proper rest intervals and mechanics especially the recovery phase of each stroke. Recovery occurs very rapidly within the time frame of the recovery part of a freestyle stroke or with a :05-:10 second rest […]

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