Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Professional Swim Coach

Professional Swim Coach

Henry "Hank" Buntin We learn by drilling. Everything we repeat is a drill. We create habitual and reflexive behaviors by drilling or repeated actions. So it is with learning math or swimming. Effective drills are repeated stimuli of significant duration and intensity for creating patterns of behavior of desired responses. Concentrate on those things which make you go fast not on going fast. Learn how to do it right before you do it fast. Teach swimmers the whys of doing things and they will be more inclined to accomplish their goals because they will understand what the goal is and why doing a thing in a specific way will enhance their skills. For example: Keeping the elbow higher than the fingertips in the prone strokes,
is necessary for leverage and thus mechanical advantage and effective power. This is only one example of a basic principle that many coaches may approach with different drills but leverage is the key lesson to be taught. Drills include every aspect of training from repeating laps to repeated nourishment, resting and life style. Our lives are one big drill. The key is to select those that most beneficial for the goals you want to achieve.


Does it really matter if you use free weights or Smith machines?

FROM Sports Performance Bulletin TO You

Sports Performance Bulletin

Sport Fitness Training:

“All the sports conditioning information you need to compete faster, stronger – and for longer…”

Dear Sports Performance reader,
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  • How to ensure that the transition between different periods of training emphasis is seamless (p. 11)
  • Which tapering method is most suitable for your sport (pp. 16-17)
  • Which athletes should be wary of experimenting with reverse periodisation (p. 26)
  • Why you should be careful about when, and how much amino acids you take (p. 33)
  • Why there may be an advantage to you in ingesting carbohydrate along with amino acid supplementation (pp. 33-34)
  • Why the time of day you exercise can help -- or hinder -- your efforts at a building in both endurance and strength (p. 36)
  • Why it's important to keep your strength sessions short (p. 37)
  • What is the most important criterion you should consider when deciding whether or not to experiment with concurrent training (p. 47)
  • Why elite athletes do such a small percentage of very high intensity training work in a typical week (p. 53)
  • The best way for athletes to prepare for high intensity training sessions (p. 54)
  • Why could using a heart rate monitor to establish your ‘training zones’ actually prevent you from reaching your true sporting potential? (p. 61)
  • Why do the so-called ‘fit fat’ need to use a different formula from other athletes when calculating VO2Max – otherwise they risk a wrong reading? (p. 58)
  • The single best way to increase the activity of strength building enzymes (p. 74)
  • Why a simple glass of milk could transform your weight training routines (p. 76)
  • What is the maximum number of repetitions per set for optimal strength gains (p. 77)
  • How to determine the quantity of rest you need between sets for optimal strength gains (p. 78)
  • Does it really matter if you use free weights or Smith machines? (pp. 85-86)
  • What impact the speed of movement has on your resistance training efforts (p. 83)
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  • Romain Denis is a research student in sport sciences at Brunel University and he is pursuing accreditation with BASES
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Jonathan Pye
Publisher, Sports Performance