Posts Tagged ‘neural circuits’

Goals that Change Lives
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 18th, 2011

For me a Life-Changing Goal is to *routinely achieve peak experiences through practice.* Your practices may be different, but your goal can be the same.

Swim Tools: Useful or “Contaminants?”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 23rd, 2010

Most swimmers use tools like ingredients in a cake recipe. Mix buoy, paddles, kickboard and fins and bake for one hour. Better to use them selectively, thoughtfully and to target specific stroke weaknesses.

Can a higher stroke count be better?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 5th, 2010

The day I learned how fast the nervous system can adapt.

How to enter the “Superlearning State”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 3rd, 2010

In the ‘Superlearning’ state, you’re calm, keenly alert, non-judging, and resistant to distraction. Starting practice with simple Balance drills will put you in it.

Skating: Key to a better Freestyle
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 1st, 2010

Skating is the key to a better, easier, faster freestyle.

What does Living Well have to do with Swimming Faster?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 30th, 2010

I don’t practice to swim faster only for the momentary satisfaction of seeing the time displayed as I touch the wall. I do it because it requires ‘deep’ practice which is satisfying, develops better habits and behaviors and grows new brain cells. But just as much because every moment of deep practice has the potential for putting me in a Flow State.

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.

Video: Doing what DOESN’T come naturally
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 7th, 2010

An efficient stroke doesn’t come naturally. It’s a product of many conscious choices to imprint counter-intuitive movements.

Video: “Work Less, Swim Better”: How to be ‘Weightless’
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 2nd, 2010

Swimming ‘like a human’ is normal. A relaxed and streamlined stroke is a Learned Skill. A proven way to start the learning process is with Tuneups, a new type of drill that help you move AND think differently.

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.