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Swim Training and Water exercise Tips.

Improve Your Flutter Kick with 4 Expert Tips

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Fine tuning any portion of your freestyle stroke allows you to become a more efficient (and, let’s face it – faster) swimmer. This is especially true of your flutter kick. Learning to improve your flutter kick can help you maximize stroke speed, increase efficiency, and leave the competition in your wake. Here are some simple [...]

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Winter Swimming: 5 Steps to Conquering Cold Water

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Swimming in cold water provides a multitude of benefits for the body and your health, in general. It gets the blood pumping, boosts the immune system, and leaves your muscles feeling refreshed and uninflamed. If you’re interested in cold water swimming this winter, peruse the tips below and keep them in mind as you take [...]

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The Great Unwashed: Strategies for Working out When Showers Aren’t Nearby

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I like to run. A lot. But I also live in the Midwest where days can be quite short during the winter and time is scarce during the summer. Because I ran the Ragnar Relay and completed my first 70.3 triathlon last summer, I had to train during the middle of the day at times [...]

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Cross Training For Swimmers

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Just as dryland athletes hit the pool to cross-train in a heavy-resistance environment, it’s important for swimmers to take the time to train on dryland to maintain bone density, among other benefits. According to a 2012 Forbes article, “yoga, running, and cycling are a fabulous trio of cross-training exercises, which if done regularly and well, [...]

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4 Steps to Surviving and Thriving in the Resolutioner Rush

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Ah, January. The month in which we wake up staring a new year down the nose and get motivated to make big changes. I’m just as guilty – I’ve spent the past six weeks indulging in Thanksgiving treats, delights during my Mexican vacation and an amazing Christmas candy cane crunch fudge. But the Ironman waits [...]

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Mental Training for Athletes

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High-level, endurance athletes know that mental training is just as important as physical training. Mental toughness is a cornerstone to any successful long-distance swim. But it’s equally as important to implement during daily training. If you’ve been feeling mentally weak lately, check out these 6 tips to train your brain for race day. 1. Visualize [...]

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Athlete Nutrition: 6 Snacks to Fuel Your Training Sessions

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I love food. In fact, food is what started me on this crazy journey to being an Ironman. I’m a fan of all things in moderation, including moderation. As my workouts get more intense throughout the season, I have to steer my focus away from the perfect chocolate chip cookie and towards more healthful pursuits [...]

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Cold Water Swimming: How to Acclimate

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Whether you are swimming in warm water, cold water, currents, chop, or surf, you must incorporate these elements into your training (rather than just showing up to your race or event unprepared!). Cold Water Swimming Temperature can be a decisive factor in choosing whether to swim or not to swim. The majority of swimmers train [...]

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How to Use a Pull Buoy: A Crash Course

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Avoiding the Pull Buoy Crutch Thanks to Fred Carbonaro’s invention of the pull buoy in the 1960′s, swimmers everywhere argue endlessly over the virtues and pitfalls of this funny little chunk of foam. The pull buoy is meant to prop up the legs for a pull-focused set as well as place the body into an [...]

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4 Secrets For a More Efficient Backstroke Kick

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Mastering the Backstroke Kick in 4 Simple Steps The backstroke flutter kick essentially mimics the freestyle flutter kick. And, although the similarities abound, the backstroke kick has a few distinct considerations to bear in mind. For a fast, efficient, and winning backstroke kick, check out these 4 elite-swimmer secrets. Six Beat Rhythm Just as in [...]

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