Posts Tagged ‘Swim to Build a Better Brain’

How You THINK Determines How You Swim.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 6th, 2011

Mary learned to ‘think on the fly’ at Masters workout. She set a PR in the 100 Free on the very next set — and got invaluable prep for her next triathlon. If that;s not enough, it also ‘creates new brain cells!’

‘Rewire your Brain’ for Purposeful Attention
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on July 18th, 2011

Twenty years ago, when I began trying to change my stroke from Habitually Human to Mindfully Fishlike, it soon became clear I’d need to rewire my brain for Purposeful Attention first.

Video: Secrets of Swimming Faster Part 5 of 9
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 24th, 2011

Training for Bigger Lungs or Muscles cannot solve the three Speed Problems that are as inevitable as death or taxes – Energy Waste, Resistance, and Age. Only Neural training can solve them.

60th Birthday Practice
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 26th, 2011

A special practice for my 60th birthday in which every set presents an interesting problem that (i) takes keen attention to solve; (ii) is objectively measurable; and (iii) develops Skills That Win Races.*

A Practice to Find your Best Stroke Count
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 23rd, 2011

Another example of how to design practices based on Problem-Solving and Task-Mastery, rather than how-far, how-hard.

The Transformative Power of Movement
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 6th, 2011

Moving mindfully, with an intention to use awareness to improve, has a remarkable power to transform personality and consciousness.

How to become a World Class Improver: Mindfulness and Visual Input
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 23rd, 2011

The most effective techniques in training the brain require a degree of mindfulness normally lacking. To train the brain’s motor neurons, combine that attention with visual input.

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.