Friday, February 29, 2008

Get Wet, Get Fit: The Complete Guide to Getting a Swimmers Body

Some of us want to look good and others dream of having the body of a Olympic swimmer male or female. This book by Megan Quann Jendrick, seems to be able to give you that body and form you always dreamed of.
Jendrick has set 26 American records and one World record in her swimming career up to date. She is a ten-time National champion and ten-time US Open champion.
In 2000, after being the youngest medalist on the US Olympic swim team with gold in the 100-meter breaststroke, Megan was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, becoming one of few women to hold that honor.

Elite-level swimmers share a common trait -- their toned, shapely bodies. Get Wet, Get Fit shows how anyone, regardless of age or size, can use swimming to get into the best condition of their lives. The Jendricks offer detailed instructions along with underwater photographs that illustrate how to achieve proper form and technique for the four basic strokes -- backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle.

But unlike the average training manual or how-to book, Get Wet, Get Fit also provides:

Training regimens for everyone from beginners to Olympic-level competitors, including dynamic drills for strengthening, fat loss, and endurance
Physique-building workout routines (with and without weights) for dry land
A complete diet plan, including tempting recipes and menus (swimmers need carbohydrates, so this is a diet to love)
Tips from world-class swimmers
Low impact and gentle on the joints, swimming is one of the most enjoyable and exhilarating ways to exercise, but Get Wet, Get Fit shows how it can also be one of the most effective ways to get your body into top shape.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bejjing Olympics "Water Cube"

Summer is coming and that means the summer Olympics. Watching Michael smash a ton of records mostly his own at this point is going to be great. The U.S. and Olympic Committee even got the events moved around so we (U.S.) will have prime time coverage. After seeing all the construction and nervousness of the village not being finished it is great to see this progress. The pool looks great.
Get ready to rock.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Strength Exercise - Push-ups forgotten art

The art of push-ups have been forgotten, whether it is from that sadistic gym coach or that you joined a gym and feel as though the machines are great. Well nothing beats the push-up, you can take it with you do it anywhere and if you have kids instant weight, just have them climb aboard. The military still uses it to examine train recruits. A Navy Seal even invented a push-up device to take the strain away from your joints. What can be said, to help develop the back, chest, tri's and overall core, the push up is it.
Get pushing to help develop yourself, the natural way!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sprint Triathlons - Race Calendar

So you are not sure where the races are, not sure what distance you should do, Sprint, Olympic, Half, Ironman so many choices where do you start. Active has come a long way and for most if not all triathlons Active is the best game in town, from race calendar, workouts, blogs, community events they seem to have it all. If you have only been there to register for a race, check them out again, you might be very surprised.

Friday, February 1, 2008

PointZero3 - Bang Zoom Fast

599 wore the PointZero3 at the 2007 Hawaii Ironman. I would say that blueseventy is on to something. From what is being written and how many people are donning this over there race gear fast is an understatement. Now others make them ZOOTS, Orca and XTERRA and they all basically do the same thing, shed water like a wetsuit and have low drag coefficient. They are also FINNA (PDF download).
So get training, get happy, and get one to be faster on race day. PointZero3