Looking Back and Moving Forward

So, this morning while on the scale (which I use way too often), I was disappointed with the number that was shown on the digital readout. I really shouldn’t be surprised with the number given the way I have let my nutrition slip over the past few weeks leading up to the holidays. As some…

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Climbing the Wall

So, in the last few weeks, I have been using an analogy with all of my Total Immersion clients that seems to work well. The background: Once we get past basic balance drills like Superman Glide, Laser Lead Flutter, skating position, and some of the initial two-beat kick drills (see my other post on two-beat…

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Portland Game Plan Event – Live Tony Horton Workouts

For those of you that don’t know what a “Game Plan Event” is, let me fill you in. Team Beachbody puts on Game Plan Events for Team Beachbody Coaches to give them training on how to optimize their business and spread the word of fitness using the “Game Plan” (a ten point process developed by…

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Cheap Underwater Video Camera for Training

Most of you that are into Total Immersion are aware that having underwater video of your swim stroke is invaluable for improving your swimming. All the TI coaches that I know offer underwater video as part of their lessons to show students what they look like when they are swimming and to point out the…

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Top Ten Things Every New Runner Should Know

If you are new to running, I hope you find the following top ten list to be useful in making your new endeavour a safe and enjoyable one. If you are a more experienced runner that has experienced frustration in the form of injuries or lack of progress or if you have been running for…

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Learning the Two-Beat Kick Early

In 2005, the first day I jumped into the pool and swam my first real lap, I had no idea how to produce an efficient swim stroke and the last thing on my mind was how my kick integrated with the rest of the movements of my body. My basic method was the same as…

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It’s “Triathlon” not “Triath-a-lon”

How many of you triathletes out there hate it when you hear someone say “triath-a-lon” or see it written as “triathalon”? It is just one of my pet peeves so I had to write a little blog post about it. Most of my posts are more like articles on training or Beachbody stuff…so this is…

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Efficiency and Form vs. Strength and Power

This subject really goes hand in hand with the recent guest post on my site from Dave Cameron entitled “Looking Fast vs. Being Fast”. Dave talked about how being fast doesn’t always look fast and showed a before and after video of Shinji (the new CEO of Total Immersion). I want to dive into this…

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Looking Fast vs. Being Fast

The following blog is a guest post from Master Total Immersion Coach Dave Cameron from Minnesota. I studied under Dave to become a certified Total Immersion coach back in August and always enjoy his thoughts on swimming. Dave studies swimming as a science and practices it himself at a level that few others acheive (Dave…

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Ironman World Championship 2010

A short account of my day at the Ironman: My wife and my Dad and I got up early (about 5 am) to get down to watch the start of the race. The pro men and women go off at 0630 and everyone else goes off at 0700. I must say, there is nothing like…

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