Thursday, January 31, 2013

Phelps: From Swimming to Golf

Phelps: From Swimming to Golf

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Follow Michael Phelps LIVE at the Annexus Pro-Am as part of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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With an unprecedented eight gold medals and world-record times in seven events, Michael Phelps' performance at the 2008 Games set a new standard for success. He ranks among the most elite athletes in the world, and is both an inspiration and a role model to millions. The incredible focus he exhibits in practice and during competition propels him forward to his unrivaled excellence. In No Limits, Michael Phelps reveals the secrets to his remarkable success, from his training regimen to his mental preparation and, finally, to his performance in the pool.

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The inside story of Michael Phelps journey to Olympic immortality.

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"Amazing Pace" provides the most revealing look at a young man who became a world-class athlete before he had the chance to grow up.
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in literatura de specialitate din USA exista lucrarea"FITNESS SWIMMING" autor EMMET HINES de la H2OUSTON Swim Club, in cartea sa el adopta o alta formulare a conceptului BEST si anume SWIMMING GOLF, adica face o similitudine intre faptul ca la GOLF castigi daca ajungi cu minge in gaura din cat mai putine lovituri... iar la inot..., eficienta se poate calcula daca 'inoti repede cu cat mai putine vasliri'...., interesanta afilierea lui Michael la jocul de Golf, dar timpul isi va spune EL singur cuvantul...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Brent, our friend....

From: Brenton Ford
To: Scanave
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:15 AM
Subject: [Effortless Swimming] How To Swim 'Higher' In Freestyle

Your swimming news is ready.

Watch the video

Coaches often talk about swimming higher in the water.

These are some of the things we cover in this video:

00:28 - Being Taller
00:52 - Kicking Drills That Get The Right Body Position
00:58 - Why Do Swimmers Snake?

Do you make this mistake?


Brenton Ford
Effortless Swimming

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

11 strength workouts for unbeatable performance

11 strength workouts for unbeatable performance

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Dear Athlete,
Whatever sport or event you compete in, the following statement is a given:
To be a winner today, you need strength. And lots of it.
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For rapid, measurable improvement to your performance, you need to focus on building solid levels of strength, and then converting that strength into explosive athletic power.
The stronger your muscles, the more forceful your contractions...
The faster you will run, higher you will jump, further you will throw or kick, and the harder you will hit.
Pretty straightforward, really.
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Muscle Building: Arms & Shoulders Develop muscle size in the arms and shoulders, as part of a weekly split routine.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Trending Swimming World Stories - January 22, 2013

Trending Swimming World Stories - January 22, 2013

A Semi-Monthly Wrap-up of News from Around the World by Sports Publications Intl.
January 22, 2013
NEWS!!!! Taken from Lane9

Poll of the Week: Which City Would Be The Best Host for 2016 Olympic Trials?
PHOENIX, Arizona. RECENTLY the International Olympic Committee released the names of the three cities that will vie for the privilege to host the 2020 Olympics, and in our last poll we wanted to know which of them you thought would be the best host. Tokyo, which ran the Olympics in 1964, topped the voting with 48.31 percent. Madrid, Spain, placed second with 35.59 percent, and Istanbul, Turkey, was third with 16.10 percent. The IOC will name the city that hosts the 2020 Olympics in September.
Highlighting Day Three Finals at the Arena Grand Prix - Austin
PHOENIX, Arizona. DAY three of Race Day highlights the top swims from the Arena Grand Prix taking place in Austin, Texas.
Australian National Swim Team Banned From Social Media Use During Major Meets
PERTH, Australia. THE BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series, held last weekend in Perth, marked the first meet under a new directive banning Australian national team swimmers from interacting via social media during major competitions.
Mack Horton Scares Grant Hackett Australian All-Comers Age Group Record
SYDNEY, Australia. THE Australian Youth Olympic Festival came to a close with Australia and Japan sharing the gold medals. Meanwhile, an Australian All-Comers Age Group record nearly took a tumble.
Arena Grand Prix Money List: Nearly $50K Earned Thus Far
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado. WITH Arena Grand Prix stop being held in Austin in the books, nearly $50,000 of the $150,000 promised prize money has been earned.
Armstrong Stripped of Olympic Medal, Sets Precedent for IOC to Revisit 1976
In addition to the first part of his much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey airing tonight, The Associated Press is reporting that Armstrong must return the bronze medal he won in the road time trial at the 2000 Olympics.
Keep Your Shoulder Loose With This Dryland Tip
SANTA CLARA, California. TODAY, Dr. G. John Mullen helps our swimmers with a way to help relax the shoulder in today's Dryland Tip of the Week. The activity involves using a mobility stick to to loosen up a rotator cuff muscle.
USC Unanimous Top-Ranked Team in CSCAA NCAA Women's Division I Rankings
PHOENIX, Arizona. THE College Swim Coaches Association of America has released its latest NCAA Women's Division I rankings, with Southern California earning the top ranking unanimously this week. While most of the rankings remained static, Auburn and Arkansas made some big moves with some big wins since the last poll.
Swimming World Workout: Arm Speed/Leg Power Freestyle Sprinter Set
PHOENIX, Arizona, January 16. SWIMMING World Magazine's Fitness Trainer JR Rosania is back today with another fabulous fitness workout video clip. Today's Swimming World Workout includes exercises designed to improve arm speed and leg power.
Elizabeth Beisel Lands On Yahoo! Sports List of Famous College Students
PHOENIX, Arizona. ELIZABETH Beisel's name showed up on a distinctive list today, as the junior at the University of Florida is one of 16 people Yahoo! Sports picked as the "Most Famous Kids in College Right Now."
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What you'll find in the February 2013 issue of Swimming World
Feature Article:
A Meteoric Rise
Katinka Hosszu has come a long way since representing Hungary in her first Olympics as a 15-year-old in 2004. Two more Olympic Games later—as well as becoming a multiple world champion and the top female swimmer at the recent World Cup Circuit with 39 individual gold medals—she now has her sights set on even more hardware.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Get a New Suit Today!

Racing Season is Almost Here! Get a New Suit Today!

from Brent ..... 'in sommer time'.... hihuhohha

we are winter, snow and wind....

[Triathlon Swimming] Find Feet & Hang On

This is my favourite strategy for swimming
faster in open water races.

Watch the video here

You can use this really easily in your next
race to keep up with faster swimmers.

I used it on the weekend to finish up with
the guys who should be well ahead.

Try this in your next race for better results


Brenton Ford
Effortless Swimming

Friday, January 18, 2013

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Get all six instructional DVDs produced by the Australian Swimming Coaches & Teachers Association! The set includes: Swimming in Australia: Butterfly Swimming in Australia: Backstroke Swimming in Australia: Breaststroke Swimming in Australia: Sprint Freestyle Swimming in Australia: Individual Medley Swimming in Australia: Strength & Conditioning

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Develop strength, power, coordination, balance, and core stability using the medicine ball and stability ball exercises included in Strength Ball Training. Preferred by elite athletes, fitness experts, and strength and conditioning specialists, these exercises train the body as a linked system rather than targeting muscles in isolation.

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Find out why life is truly worth swimming from three time Olympic swimming medalist Gary Hall Sr., who takes us on a journey through the five swimming disciplines that are needed for success. He is joined by 4-time Olympic swimmer George Bovell III and NCAA swimming champion Bobby Savulich. The video was produced at the Race Club's swim training grounds in the Florida Keys.
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