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How to Beat a Swimming Performance Plateau by Ben Greenfieled by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Mon 13 Apr 2009 11:02pm Now that you' ve perhaps had the chance to complete your initial triathlon of this race season, you may have experienced that first-race-of-the-year "Oh Crap" moment, which is when you realize that your water speed really has not gotten much faster than last year. Despite countless hours spent poolside with a bag full of pull buoys, kickboards, ... Read on »
The heart rate response to swimming is more moderate than the response seen in dry land exercise by CoachKennedy Posted Wed 28 Oct 2009 10:42pm Important!!! The heart rate response to swimming is more moderate than the response seen in dry land exercise.. Warm-up: 250 to 400 meters easy crawl, breast, and back strokes. Do not over-exert yourself! 4x50 balance drill: Scissors kick with arms extended in front of you (without a kickboard). Your head should be in the water and tur ... Read on »
The Official "Baby It's Too Cold Outside To Go To The Pool" Dry Land Swim Workout by bengreenfield Facebook Posted Sun 09 Jan 2011 12:37am This workout is for you swimmers out there. Specifically, you swimmers who live in cold climates, and know you're supposed to be at the pool doing your workout, but it's just too chilly outside to put a few layers of clothes on, go warm up the car, drive the slip n' slide road to the pool, run inside, change in a frigid locker room, ... Read on »
The Story of Trudy Steuernagel and Her Death at the Hand of Her Son Sky Walker, Who Loved Her by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Mon 07 Dec 2009 12:13pm Many thanks to Joanna Conners for her thoughtful and heart wrenching telling of the Sky Walker story. She has answered many pressing questions that our community had about the death of his mother Trudy Steuernagel at his hand and what has happened to him since. At hearing bits and pieces about his treatment, we have been angry at what seemed ... Read on »
Plyometrics by Marni R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 11 Mar 2010 11:39am I've always enjoyed strength training. At the age of 13, I started strength training at World's gym as part of my USS swim team dry land training. When I was in college, I did a strength and conditioning internship with the UK basketball and cheerleading team, writing strength plans for the respected sports. I learned a lot in that internship! I ... Read on »
Lands’ End Is Having Its Annual Swim Event Sale, Plus Enter to Win a $100 Gift Card! by Susan H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 16 Mar 2012 5:53pm I love to look through the Lands’ End catalogs I receive in the mail. I especially like seeing what exciting styles are coming out for the swimsuit season! Every year, Lands’ End hosts their Swim Event to introduce their newest summer selections. And they make it easy to indulge in their awesome island prints with great discounts! This yea ... Read on »
Tri Cross-Training for Runners: No Swimming Required by Ashley M. Posted Tue 18 May 2010 6:07am There's no question that triathletes are amazingly fit and hardcore. Swimming, biking, and then running -- all in succession -- work all the major muscle groups (and then some) as well as promote incredible endurance. I've been reading blogs and following a number of triathletes (like Healthy Ashley , who recently completed a Half Iron ... Read on »
"Should Triathletes Do Resistance Training?" by Ben Greenfield by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Sat 30 May 2009 10:11pm So what exactly is resistance training? You can classify it as any type of supplementary weightlifting, calisthenics, or other exercise designed to promote muscular force or power production. Examples would include the bench press exercise, the squat, a push-up/sit-up workout, a step class that uses barbells or dumbbells, etc. You get the ide ... Read on »
The World’s Longest (and Most Overdue) Blog Entry by Rebecca .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 17 Jan 2010 8:24pm 2 Comments In my last entry to this blog, I promised myself and my readers that I would be showing up here in Chronic Town more regularly. I’ve certainly stretched the limits of what “regularly” means, haven’t I? If it counts for anything, though, I have thought about finishing and posting this essay I started back in 2009 nearly every day. Par ... Read on »
As we all know, sports- and fitn ... by Carolyn C. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 17 Nov 2008 11:44pm As we all know, sports- and fitness-related injuries are all too common. Fortunately, the water is an ideal environment for athletes to not only rehab their injuries, but also maintain or even increase their conditioning and their performance. In fact, the biggest misconception about aquatic sports training is that it’s only useful when i ... Read on »