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Strength Training for Diabetes

My three year old tells me all the time, “I am strong and brave.” And we nod our heads, admire his muscles and tell him it’s because he eats his vegetables. In our home, we are raising our children to be brave, and strong, and kind. For some folks, though, strong and brave isn’t...

Swimming Lessons and the Importance of Technique

At One with the Water our swimming lessons programs involve not only just learning to swim, but also teaching proper and great swimming technique. We continuously develop swimming skills for all of our clients. Saving lives is our first priority, and then second, continuing to...

Head Position While Swimming Freestyle

I recently read an article on head position from The Race Club, by Gary Hall Sr., in which Mr. Hall discusses the head position while swimming freestyle. He mentions both looking forward and looking down as being correct, depending on the style of freestyle you might be swimming...

Strengthening Your Abs – By Starting Strength

“Abs” – The Muscles that Surround the Abdomen “In every weight room in all the countries of the world since the dawn of training with weights, the single biggest distraction from the actual task at hand has been abs. Or rather, an obsessio...

Swimming Training Zones Revisited

Training Zones Revisited “The purpose of this paper will be to describe a different interpretation of training zones, one that is based on training the three muscle fiber types. The physiological rationale for this theory was presented in an earlier paper. This follow-­up...

Swimming – Training Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers: Why and How

Part I: Training Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers: Why and How “With the finding that short, intense sprints can improve aerobic capacity, there has been a huge increase in the number of experts who advocate this kind of training over traditional endurance training.” At One...

Off-Season Swimming – A time to Learn Efficiency and Strengthen your Core Skills

Off-Season Swimming – A time to Learn Efficiency and Strengthen your Core Skills “We teach freestyle that is efficient as well as strong, fluid and fast. It can take anywhere from six months to a year to change your old swimming habits into a more efficient stroke. It...

Preparing for Your First Open Water Swim

Competing in an open water swim for the first time, as a stand-alone race or as a portion of a triathlon, can be an intimidating prospect. Here are some general tips to get you started. Brush Up Your Technique: The absolute first thing you should do is get your technique in...