Posts Tagged ‘attentive repetition’

Going Like Sixty: Lessons from the pool
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 25th, 2010

After over four months of swimming only in open water, because I love the outdoors and freedom, I discover how valuable pool practice can be.

Video: To Swim like a Dolphin, first Re-wire your Brain.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 19th, 2010

My stroke is radically more efficient at age 59 than it was at 19 or 39 because I emphasized Active Streamlining over Pulling-and-Kicking. I had to change the way my brain is ‘wired’ before I could change how I move my body.

A Meditation on Swimming Faster
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 26th, 2010

Anything you do with great awareness is meditation — watching your breath; listening to chants . . . and swimming that’s focused on banishing distraction via targeted focus.

Struggle–the right kind– Can Be Good.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 29th, 2010

Better skills happen not by trying harder indiscriminately, but by trying harder in thoughtful, purposeful, targeted ways.

Butterfly for Mind-Body Health
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 8th, 2010

Learning to swim butterfly as an adult can be an exercise in Problem-Solving, Challenging Assumptions and Deep Practice, rather than Working Harder. This benefits both brain and body.

How to Gain Maximum Benefit from Swimming Easily
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 14th, 2010

Easy swimming isn’t lazy swimming. It brings the greatest benefit when you strive to reach a higher level of efficiency and a greater sense of harmony with the water. In many ways it should be your most demanding form of practice.

Rewire your brain with Mindful, Purposeful Swimming
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 1st, 2010

Practice that’s designed to improve your stroke and swimming can increase brain infrastructure, according to a study at the Lab for Affective Neuroscience.

Inside Look at Total Immersion Teacher Training
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 5th, 2010

A day-by-day chronicle of how a TI Teaching Professional is trained, by Suzanne Atkinson a cycling and triathlon coach from Pittsburgh.

Speed “Happens” . . . while Focused on Efficiency
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 10th, 2010

I hadn’t planned on a “quality” set today, but one sort of snuck up on me as the beep on my Tempo Trainer got faster . . . while I tried to keep my stroke unhurried and long.

Slower Strokes produce Faster Times. How so?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 8th, 2010

A slower stroke can produce faster times . . . IF you use the extra time in each stroke to propel more effectively – i.e. travel farther, and perhaps even faster.