Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, by Terry Laughlin

By Terry Laughlin

Swim larger -- and revel in each lap -- with Total Immersion!
Terry Laughlin, the world's number one authority on swimming good fortune, has made his new angle even more uncomplicated for someone to grasp. no matter if you are an comprehensive swimmer or have consistently came across swimming to be a fight, Total Immersion will exhibit you that it is conscious fluid circulation -- no longer athletic skill -- that might flip you into a good swimmer. This re-creation of the bestselling Total Immersion positive aspects:

A thoughtfully choreographed sequence of ability drills -- practiced within the aware spirit of yoga -- which could support an individual swim extra enjoyably
A holistic method of changing into one with the water and to constructing a swimming kind that is continually cozy
basic yet thorough suggestions on tips to increase health and shape
A complementary land-and-water application for attaining a robust and supple physique at any age

according to greater than thirty years of educating, training, and examine, Total Immersion has dramatically greater the actual and psychological event of swimming for millions of individuals of every age and skills.

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Thanks,” I muttered. Neither of us understood at the time that it was not a compliment. But I eventually found out. Because even though at that point I’d been training seriously for only two years. I never swam any faster. I had wrung all the potential out of my strategy. There was noplace else to find more speed. Though I didn’t realize it at the time—still doggedly determined to find some way to work harder yet—I had crashed into the limits of the most basic rule that governs how you produce swimming speed: V = SL × SR.

To get it going faster, then, I just move my hands back faster, right? Gliding along with hands stretched in front? ” So my college swim strategy was like a bathtub windup toy: Dig in and pull back as soon as my hands touched the water. Unfortunately, it guaranteed that I would spend precious little time with either hand out in front of my head. I swam short, and it showed. I took 24 to 25 strokes per length, compared to the 14 or 15 I now use in my early fifties. Stroking fast was making it harder to swim fast.

With this book as your guide, you’ll have both. 1 Swimming Laps and Going Nowhere It’s no mystery why people have trouble swimming as fast or as far or as smoothly as they’d like: Most of them are doing it backward. “Don’t worry if your form’s not perfect,” coaches and instructors have always assured us. “Just get those laps in. ” It really works the other way around, but that’s not how it’s been taught. Until now. Let me tell you how I came to discover what good swimming is really all about, and what this means to anyone who would rather spend his or her time growing faster and smoother instead of just growing tired—and who wants to do it all as quickly as possible.

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