Posts Tagged ‘Easy Freestyle’

Video: How Recovery can help Propulsion
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 23rd, 2010

Recovery is often an afterthought in freestyle. But, when you do it right, it is as important to propulsion as pull and kick.

Video: Where to Find “free” Propulsive Power and Energy
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 21st, 2010

“Swim with your Hips” has almost become a cliche. But the arms play a critical role in converting energy from the weight shift into propulsion.

How to Practice TI at Masters Workout
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 20th, 2010

You can practice TI principles in a Masters or other group/team workout if you focus on increasing your efficiency, while others focus on increasing effort.

Should you ‘perfect’ a skill or move on?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 5th, 2010

If your form in an advanced skill, or whole stroke, is quite good, why seek to improve your form in a more basic skill.

Video: “Work Less, Swim Better” in Triathlon (or anywhere)
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 18th, 2010

What is Perpetual Motion Freestyle and why does it work better than “pool-honed technique” for longer distances, and especially open water? And what does myelin have to do with this?

Why “Weightlessness” Is Essential
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 15th, 2010

Relaxing into Weightlessness replaces an inborn reflex to fight gravity with a calmly considered choice to cooperate with it. That saves physical, but it saves even more mental energy. Which you’ll use to acquire other skills.

Take Away What Doesn’t Flow
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 6th, 2010

Start with a vision of flow, grace and harmony. Use the right tools, in the right order, to take away whatever doesn’t match that vision.

When pain or injury is a gift
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 24th, 2010

Pain or injury occur more frequently as we age. They don’t have to be an inconvenience. Instead we can use them to guide us toward more mindful movement.

For a Better Kick, Streamline First
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 22nd, 2010

Splayed or scissoring legs increase drag. Streamline them before you emphasize activating them.

How to Improve through Balanced Perspective
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 20th, 2010

There are four key metrics in swimming – Efficiency, Effort, Tempo and Time. Most people use only one. That limits improvement and increases potential for frustration. Expand your perspective and you have more opportunity to improve.