Joel and Paulo debate elements of a successful program, both from the basis of national federations, squad and club environments, and culture and environment. In follow up, we revisit the target of the podcast, squad sustainability, USRPT, a Kiwi going for Rio, Polarised training and Session RPE.
Simon Whitfield talks about his career, the emergence of the Brownlees, what he learned, and the perspective he has gained on the process that led to four Olympic Games and two Medals. Joel and Paulo answer follow up questions on swim myth busting, USRPT, and swim tools.
Notes from Episode 6:
USRPT Breakthrough or Phantom from the Past (page 5-7)
Joel and Paulo talk WADA, doping cover ups and dodgy labs, and answer follow up questions on Polarized Training. The main topic is swim training for triathletes, what works from our experiences, how to use swim tools and why, and how our views have changed since Joel published the Top 20 Swim Tips article back in 2012.
Notes from Episode 5:
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Finis Agility Paddles, Finis Agility Paddles These are ideal for learning an effective catch, where you must press on the water effectively in the correct way. Medium is the right size for most athletes, small for small hands or larger for a different stimulus.
Finis Instinct Sculling Paddles Smaller versions of the agility paddles: a good second paddle in the tool kit.
Speedo Power Paddle: Recommended basic flat paddles. Remove the wrist strap.
Finis Pulling Ankle Strap A fancy ankle band: you can make a band out of a inner tube, or buy one of these.
Finis Bolster Paddles - Yellow: These paddles don't allow your wrist to break. They require some commitment to be effective.
A drag tool - teaches effective catch. Most swimmers should tie a knot before the chute to lessen the drag from 'stock'.
Pre-swim dry land training to set up high elbow catch neuro-muscular patterning.