Monthly Archives: February 2013

Thursday Morning Solo Bike Ride: 32 miles

Thursday Morning Solo Bike Ride: 32 miles This morning I went to my club as usual and began my workout with 20 minutes on the stair climber at setting 9 and maintaining 130 to 140 reps per minute. Then I mosied into … Continue reading

Posted in Folding Bikes, Ride Recaps | Leave a comment

Sunday Morning Group B Ride: 30 miles

Sunday Morning Group B Ride: 30 miles Wow! I  finally was able to find a taker for a club ride I was scheduled to lead this month. John W showed up at 9:30 AM to join me for a simple … Continue reading

Posted in Ride Recaps | Leave a comment

Wednesday Morning Group Bike Ride: 15 miles

Wednesday Morning Group Bike Ride: 15 miles Today was a nice day for a late morning bike ride. It was clear and sunny outside, and the temp was around freezing but warmed up to the low 40s by noon. Andrew … Continue reading

Posted in Ride Recaps | Leave a comment

Keep Your Body Straight and Rotate Like a Solid Log when Swimming Freestyle

Keep Your Body Straight and Rotate Like a Solid Log when Swimming Freestyle Your body should look like a torpedo when you swim freestyle. Torpedos do not fishtail; they stay rigid. The key to looking like a torpedo in the … Continue reading

Posted in Fitness Tips, Swimming Tips, Video Clips | Leave a comment

Butterfly Kick

Butterfly Kick Lower-Back Dolphin/Butterfly Kick The Underwater Dolphin Kick off the Wall when Turning (step 1) The Underwater Dolphin Kick off the Wall when Turning (step 2) The Underwater Dolphin Kick off the Wall when Turning (step 3) Outside-in kick Don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Swimming Tips, Video Clips | Leave a comment

Lat Pull Downs

Lat Pull Downs To excel at the vertical forearm freestyle stroke you really need to have big strong lats. And you have to be focusing your stroke so you actually use your lats (instead of your shoulder muscles) to power … Continue reading

Posted in Swimming Tips | Leave a comment

Flip Turns While Swimming

Flip Turns While Swimming Turns – Midpool flips Mastering Freestyle Turns Proper way, and three common mistakes How to learn a flip turn in 5 easy steps Learning the Flip Turn (step 1) Learning the Flip Turn (step 2) Learning … Continue reading

Posted in Swimming Tips, Video Clips | Leave a comment