The third book in the series, called "Challenge Workouts for Advanced Swimmers", contains 100 advanced level workouts that focus on speed and yardage, with specific workouts for freestyle, individual medley, sprint and distance swimming. The workouts in this book use pace work, descending and building sets, and goal swims, that total up to 6,000 yards/meters. Each workout is accompanied by a "Personal Challenge" to meet advanced training goals through controlled exertion, and improved pace and recovery time.
100 of the best swim workouts for all experience levels: fitness, Masters level, or competition. Easy-to-follow pool workouts designed to make you a stronger, faster, and more proficient swimmer. The Swimmer’s Workout Handbook is a complete guide to escaping the routine of pool swimming with varied training workouts to keep you challenged and engaged, and improve your performance. Expert and multi-sport coach Terri Schneider combines skill training with variations in speed, distance, and technique for an effective and easy-to-follow series of pool workouts designed to make you a stronger, faster, and more proficient swimmer. The Swimmer’s Workout Handbook includes: · 100 swim workouts for all experience levels · Expert-designed pool workouts · A guide to common swim terms used in the workouts · Information on gear and guidelines to get the most out of your workouts Swimming improves core, muscular, and cardiovascular strength and endurance, all in a low-impact, gravity-free workout. If done two to several times per week, or as an addition to a multi-sport training regime, swimming helps maintain a healthy weight, heart, and lungs. These benefits are best realized within the diversity of your workouts. To increase your swim fitness it is optimal to vary intensity, interval distances, recovery, and strokes, all within one workout session. The diversity within a workout is what triggers the body to grow stronger, faster, and more proficient. Whether you only have time to swim 1000 meters/yards, or are up for 5000 at each session, The Swimmer’s Workout Handbook organizes speed, distance, and technique into these 100 fun and challenging training sessions—putting vitality back into your pool time. Go online to www.getfitnow.com for support, additional workouts, and more.
Master the Freestyle Technique Used by the World's Fastest Swimmers
Author: Sheila Taormina
Category: Sports & Recreation
In Swim Speed Secrets, 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion Sheila Taormina reveals the swim technique used by the world’s fastest swimmers. Over the course of 4 Olympic Games and throughout her career as a world champion triathlete, Taormina refined her exceptional technique as a student of the sport, studying the world’s best swimmers using underwater photographs and video analysis. From Johnny Weissmuller to Michael Phelps, the world’s fastest swimmers share two common elements: high stroke rate and a high-elbow underwater pull. Many swimmers and triathletes neglect the underwater pull, distracted by stroke count or perfecting less critical details like body position, streamlining, and roll. Swim Speed Secrets focuses on producing power—the most crucial element of swimming—to help triathletes and swimmers overhaul their swim stroke and find the speed that’s been eluding them. With a commonsense approach that comes from decades of practice and years of hands-on coaching experience, Taormina shows swimmers how to transition to faster swimming. Swim Speed Secrets includes: The best drills to cultivate a more sensitive feel for the water Dryland and strength building exercises to develop arm position and upper body musculature Crisp photos of Olympic swimmers and variations in their high-elbow underwater pull Clear descriptions of the key moments of the underwater pull Tips that helped her perform at a world-class level for two decades Sheila Taormina’s Swim Speed Secrets brings the focus back where it belongs—to a powerful underwater stroke. With this approach, triathletes and swimmers can stop swimming for survival and break through to new levels of speed and confidence in the water.
Internationally recognized triathlon coach and best-selling author Joe Friel teams up with ultra-endurance guru Gordon Byrn in Going Long, the most comprehensive guide to racing long-course and Ironman-distance triathlons. Combining science with personal experience, Friel and Byrn prepare anyone, from the working age-grouper to the podium contender, for success in triathlon's ultimate endurance event. Whether you are preparing for your first long-course triathlon or your fastest, Going Long will make every hour of training count. 40 sport-specific drills to improve technique and efficiency Updates to mental training Key training sessions, workout examples, and strength-building exercises A simple approach to balancing training, work, and family obligations A new chapter on active recovery, injury prevention and treatment Going Long is the best-selling book on Ironman training. Friel and Byrn guide the novice, intermediate, and elite triathlete, making it the most comprehensive and nuanced plan for Ironman training ever written. Going Long is the best resource to break through an Ironman performance plateau to find season after season of long-course race improvements.
Provides step-by-step instructions for building a more effective freestyle stroke and shows how to put together a complete training program with sixty workouts that are color-coded by intensity and duration
Release on 2006 | by Blythe Lucero,Cornelia Bleul-Gohlke
Author: Blythe Lucero,Cornelia Bleul-Gohlke
Pubpsher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
Category: Sports & Recreation
This text provides a comprehensive look at the international phenomenon of Masters swimming, its opportunities, rewards and challenges. It is useful for adult swimmers of various ages and levels of experience, as well as those interested in coaching swimming.
You're sluggish, unhappy, and unfit. You want to change your ways but don’t know where to start. Sound like you? With a little bit of motivation, it's possible to revamp your health starting right now – and this time-conscious mind and body bible contains all the tools and advice you need to get you started. Combining the best bits of eight top Dummies self-help titles, Healthy Mind & Body All-In-One For Dummies has got kick-starting your health covered: from eating better and improving your nutrition, to finding your nearest pilates class, being more active day-to-day, and dealing with stresses at work or anxiety at home. You’ll have bags more energy and a positive mental attitude to match. So what are you waiting for?! Healthy Mind & Body All-In-One For Dummies includes excerpts from the titles: Nutrition FD The GL Diet FD Fitness FD Yoga FD Pilates FD Stress Management FD Overcoming Anxiety FD Overcoming Depression FD Healthy Mind & Body All-In-One For Dummies covers: Book I: The Importance of Your Health Chapter 1: Understanding the Elements of Healthy Nutrition Chapter 2: Exploring an Active Lifestyle to Boost Your Health Chapter 3: Examining Your State of Mind Book II: Food and Nutrition Chapter 1: The Key Facts About Healthy Nutrition Chapter 2: Knowing What to Eat and What Not to Eat Chapter 3: Exploring How Food Affects Your Health Chapter 4: Taking a Look Inside the GL Diet Chapter 5: Incorporating the GL Diet into your Daily Life Book III: Physical Health Chapter 1: Understanding the Benefits of Being Physically Active Chapter 2: Taking an Active Approach to Fitness Chapter 3: Exploring Types of Exercise to Suit Your Lifestyle Chapter 4: Why Yoga Can Help You Chapter 5: Stretching your Body Through Some Yoga Postures Chapter 6: Seeing What Pilates Can Give You Chapter 7: Giving Yourself the All Body Pilates Workout Book IV: Mental Health Chapter 1: Acknowledging the Importance of Personal Well-Being Chapter 2: Taking a Positive Approach to Depression Chapter 3: Discovering Techniques to Overcome Depression Chapter 4: Examining Anxiety in its Different Guises Chapter 5: Exploring How to Conquer Anxiety Chapter 6: Delving Into Stress Chapter 7: Managing Stress Proactively