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MRI's Show Poor Correlation Between Pain and Damage in Lower Extremities


“My knee has been hurting whenever I run for the past few weeks.  I think there could be a tear, so I want an MRI for a definitive answer.”

Periodization and Swimming

At Swimming Science this week we discuss the concept of periodization.  This concept can apply to all disciplines, so have a read even if you aren't a swimmer!

Does Altitude Training Work?

This week at Swimming Science we asked the question "Does Altitude Training Work?" 

"I was training great until..."

"I got a stress fracture"

"I tore my [fill in body part]"

"I got the flu"

"I got bronchitis"

Drill to Skill: Wall Switch


*Wall switch is a relatively advanced drill that requires similar patterns used in running.  Using the wall helps bridge a gap from ground based exercises to free-standing running.   Give people a chance to succeed before struggling without the support of the wall.  Learn how to move…then learn how to run.    


One Day Off Per Week?


"If something is worth doing, do it every day." - Dan John

"Do you eat every day?  The body can go longer without food or water than without oxygen, so you better get your aerobic exercise." -Dr. Joe Vigil

Learning to Unlearn

Our topic for at Swimming Science this week is UN-learning.  We often talk about learning new habits, but to make room for these new habits we must clear out old ones.  Please go HERE for the full post at Swimming Science. 

Information Dumps and Destination Camps


Below is a homework sheet that one athlete that we know received after attending a weekend swim camp…My own analysis follows below, after the italicized portion...


Swim Stroke: Breaststroke