The third of four installments of Swimming Technique has arrived for the summer months! The newest issue continues the discourse on trained behaviors, a concept advanced by Nation’s Capital Swim Club coach Bruce Gemmell. On page 28, Gemmell focuses on tempo in the article “Trained Behavior: Tempo Finding A Cadence,” written by Michael Stott
Swimming Technique editor, Wayne Goldsmith, continues his “Lessons with Wayne” with a special focus on ideas, inspirations, innovations and information, while contributor and experienced masters swimmer, Peter Reaburn, shares his “Top Ten Training Tips for Masters Swimmers.”
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IN THIS ISSUE:
08 | LESSONS WITH WAYNE
by Wayne Goldsmith
Ideas, inspirations, innovations and information: thinking differently and thinking different things.
12 |THE USE OF BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING ON SWIMMING PERFORMANCE AND HYPERTROPHY
by Nicolai Morris
Blood flow restriction training, also known as occlusion training or Kaatsu training, was initiated by Yoshiaki Sato of Japan in the 1970s to increase strength and hypertrophy. Research has established that muscular strength and hypertrophy gains equivalent to traditional resistance training can be made using low-load BFR…
14 | COGNITIVE-THINKING MIND VERSUS THE PHYSICAL BRAIN IN RACING
by Jonty Skinner
Coaches like to throw this phrase around: Racing is 90 percent mental and 10 percent physical.” This concept really heads to the front of the thought line when our athletes underperform…
16 | PERFORMANCE STANDARDS ALONE DO NOT PREDICT AND IDENTIFY DEVELOPING TALENT
by Dave Crampton
The primary aim of a talent identification program is to develop those with the greatest potential to excel–and to achieve success–in a particular sport…
18 | TOP TEN TRAINING TIPS FOR MASTERS SWIMMERS
by Peter Reaburn
Based on this experience and knowledge, following are my top 10 training tips for masters swimmers. These are based on 50 years of competition in sport and 30 years of reading and conducting research related to masters athletes.
20 | PARADIGN OF POWER THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE SWIMMING COACH AS A LEADER: SOURCES OF PERSONAL INFLUENCE
by Paul Robbins
The one thing that is certain about high-performance swimming coaches (HPSCs) is that they are leaders to their elite athletes–they are the captains of direction.
24 | CHOCOLATE MILK AS A POST-TRAINING RECOVERY AID
by Joel M. Stager, Christopher L. Brammer, Kosuke Kojima, Tyler Sossong, Dustin Spanbauer, Kirk Grand and Brian v. Wright
It is nearly impossible today to avoid the marketing blitz initiated by the nutritional supplement industry and directed toward athletes of all ages. It is appropriate and warranted for the public to be wary of the various advertising claims. The one possible exception to all of this may be ads pertaining to chocolate milk as a recovery aid.
28 | TRAINED BEHAVIOR: TEMPO FINDING A CADENCE
by Michael J. Stott
This month Swimming Technique presents the fifth discourse on “trained behaviors,” a concept advanced by Nation’s Capital Swim Club coach Bruce Gemmell. This installment focuses on tempo.
34 | WEARABLE PERFORMANCE MONITORING, MEASUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT DEVICES
by Vilius Stanislovaitis
We live in a technology-driven world. We’ve seen a rapid increase in the popularity of wearable technologies over recent years with affordable and easy-to-use “gadgets”…
39 | ANNUAL AQUATIC DIRECTORY