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Below is an interview on core muscle training and swimming starts. Many wonder if core muscle strength improves swimming starts and we’re lucky enough to have a leading researcher on the subject answer questions on the topic. Koji Kaneoka is a leading researcher, his latest study: Immediate Effects of Deep Trunk Muscle Training on Swimming Start…

Below is an interview with Iñigo Mujika, a leading researcher on tapering and recovery, essential aspects for swimmers. In this interview, we also talk about taper and training loads for swimmers. You can follow him on Twitter @inigomujika or his website. Here is a complete list of his research. 1. Why is monitoring training loads important for swimming?…

This episode of the Advanced Swimming Performance Podcast features co-host Jenni Brozena. Jenni and I discuss hypoxic training. Jenni Brozena is the Owner and Lead Sport Scientist of Aqueous, an international organization providing elite aquatic wellness through accessible sport science for training preparation, performance, and rehabilitation of aquatic athletes. Jenni works with healthcare systems and large-scale…

“Most of our tension and frustration comes from our compulsive need to act as if we were someone we are not” Hans Selye (1956) There are swimmers who are afraid of looking in the mirror. They are afraid of uncertainty and of failure, or even the thought of failure. This feeling holds them like a…

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This episode of the Advanced Swimming Performance Podcast features co-host Jenni Brozena. Jenni and I discuss hypoxic training. Jenni Brozena is the Owner and Lead Sport Scientist of Aqueous, an international organization providing elite aquatic wellness through accessible sport science for training preparation, performance, and rehabilitation of aquatic athletes. Jenni works with healthcare systems and large-scale…

One of our most popular posts of 2016 was “40 Must Do Katie Ledecky Training Swimming Secrets” recapping Coach Gemmell’s lecture from the 2015 ASCA World Clinic. What better way to close out 2016 than with another look at keys to success for one of the world’s most dominant athletes (male or female). This post…

Thirty-six years beside the pool and there are still things that haven’t changed. Perhaps it’s a matter of sport culture, of respect for a sport that is not valued as highly as it should be, of the efforts made by swimmers who unhesitatingly give the best of themselves in the water and who, in some cases,…

   
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