The Effortless Swimming Podcast

Our guest today is Michael Andrew, he is a competitive swimmer and has been the gold medalist for the 100 meter individual medley at the 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships. He is training in a non-traditional way and has pioneered the Ultra Short Course Race Pace Training.

02:32 Ultra Short Race Pace Training
07:04 Team Environment
08:01 Sessions Per Week
10:12 Constantly Adjusting
11:21 You Have To Enjoy It Inorder For It To Workout
15:27 International Swimming League
19:57 Consistency in training
21:53 Keto Diet

Direct download: breaking_the_mould_with_michael_andrew.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25am EDT

Carl joins us again on the podcast. His background is in Functional Movement and in this episode, he shares some interesting aspects about the Serape Effect.


01:34 Carl's experience with Serape Effect
03:13 Brenton's Interpretation of Serape Effect
04:24 Carl's Take on Serape Effect
06:04 Exercises
08:58 Understanding and Starting Serape
10:29 Building the Coordination
11:24 Serape Effect on Freestyle
13:50 Going for the Feel
15:12 Handbreaks to Serape Effect
19:50 Helping People Through Functional Movement
26:20 Core Principles
28:10 Body Awareness
29:29 Tuning into the Feeling Side

More About Carl Reader:
website: https://carlreadercoaching.com/
email: carlwellness@gmail.com

Direct download: carl.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:09am EDT

My guest today is Ryan Roselli. He attended one of our freestyle clinics in Brisbane last March. During the Cairns Half Ironman, he managed to cut down 5 minutes of his swim time. In this episode we, talked about the things he focused on in his stroke, making the changes permanent and some advice to swimmers and triathletes who been wanting to improve their swimming.


16:12 Ryan's Swimming Background
02:43 Attending Effortless Swimming Freestyle Clinic
03:55 Key Point Take-Aways From The Clinic
06:07 Locking Changes as a Habit
07:36 First Couple of Weeks
10:15 Curve
11:28 Race Day Focus
16:00 Swim Time Target for the Next six to 12 months
16:34 Advice to Swimmers Wanting To Improve Their Time
17:55 Filming Yourself

Direct download: How_to_take_5-_minutes_Off_Your_70.3_with_Ryan_Rocelli.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am EDT

Our guest today is Trever Gray, In this episode, we discussed about Heart Rate Variability and how you can use that to know when to be able to push yourself in training and when to back off. We've talk about how to breathe properly and how to train yourself, how you can improve your swimming performance using respiratory muscle training. And we've also talked about blood flow restriction training.

00:59 Trever Gray Introduction
02:22 What is Heart Rate Variability?
04:01 How do you measure HRV?
05:20 Overtraining or Undertraining
06:27 Using HRV Data in Training
08:17 Skepticism from Coaches
08:59 Managing HRV Data as a Coach
11:16 Is it for Everybody?
13:32 Respiratory Muscle Training
14:39 Breathing Exercise to Strengthen Respiratory Muscles
20:29 Breathing Exercises During Downtime
21:02 Blood Flow Restriction Training
23:57 How Often Can You Use BFRT?
25:25 How Safe is BFRT?

Direct download: How_To_Know_When_To_Push_Hard_Or_Back_Off_With_Trever_Gray.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52am EDT

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