Benefits of Swimming Over Running

Resistance Effect

A great natural advantage to swimming is the resistance effect. Water is 1000 times more dense than air, so when you swim, it’s like weight training without the dumbbells. The water itself is your weight training.

You get a full body workout when you swim that puts little stress on your joints. You engage the muscles of the upper and lower body. This includes the legs, core, the upper and lower back, the arms, shoulders and chest.

Just like weight training, swimming engages and tones muscle due to the resistance. Although running is a great cardio workout, it does little to enhance a dynamic muscular body.

Burns the Calories

A moderate-intensity workout classifies keeping your heart-rate at 50-70 % of maximum heart rate.

A rigorous workout runs at 70-85 % max heart-rate. After an intensive 30 minute breaststroke swim, you can burn up to 300 calories. This can vary according to your weight. The heavier you are, the more calories you burn. By burning 500 calories more than you eat every day, you can lose a pound of fat a week. Okay, this does not sound much. But think long-term.

How to Paper Tune Bow

The Paper-Tuning Fixture

You don’t need a fancy fixture to properly paper tune your bow. Although many pro shops have elaborate frames dedicated to paper tuning, you can get by with a simple cardboard box. Cut a hole lesser than a piece of copier paper in the floor of a cardboard box. You can tape the paper over the hole and shoot through the box. Set it on something to meet the correct height in front of the target and you are in business.

The other choice is even simpler; just buy a Paper Tune-It kit from.30-06 Outdoors ($11.95). The equipment comes with a pre-made cardboard frame to hold your paper and 10 sheets of tuning paper with pre-printed instructions for how to correct imperfect tears.

Shooting Distance

You need a fresh shot through the paper with no external interference. Place the tuning paper at least 3 feet from the target so there is no chance the arrow will hit the target before it goes all the way through the paper. Stand or sit about six feet from the paper when shooting your bow. Be sure the paper is almost at shoulder height so

Self-Confident Triathlete

  1. Self-confidence in racing has its roots in training efforts and accomplishment. Train to the smartest of your mental capabilities. Prepare to the quickest of your physical capabilities. Perform in races to achieve the optimal results of both.
  2. Self-confidence doesn’t prevent fear. Fear of the unknown before races is great motivation to be prepared for different scenarios. Just don’t scare yourself out of your self-confidence.
  3. Reinforcing self-confidence is like a routine. Triathletes like routines. We perform rituals. Watch how meticulously the majority of racers lay out their gear in transition. And don’t even think about moving someone else’s stuff once in place.
  4. Self-confidence in isolation is ignorance. Validating your self-confidence with or in consideration of others improves your race performance.
  5. Self-confidence is fitting in. Did you ever notice how the fastest triathletes dress? Just like all the other fastest triathletes. Dress for success on race day. Businesspeople dress according to their office norms every day.
  6. If you succeed at everything, then you’re not stretching your self-confidence or racing at your top capabilities.
  7. If your self-confidence ever drops create a backwards-looking success list. List your accomplishments to re-establish your confidence going forward. Be a

Sports Psychology

If you know how to get into the zone and stay there, you definitely will have the edge or advantage you need to win, beat your competition and perform to you fullest potential.

In short, the zone is a state of relaxed concentration where there is no self-criticism. You are confident, relaxed, focused and living in the present. Furthermore, there is a sense of enjoyment, your actions seem automatic and easy and there is an increased belief that your dreams can become realities.

It is interesting to note that the zone parallels and matches a hypnotic state of mind.

Thirty One Tools You Need To Use Effectively To Stay In The Zone

The author has worked with thousands of world class athletes, young athletes and weekend warriors. He has evaluated and helped Olympic champions.

Below you will find a simple questionnaire and rating system that can athletes, coaches and parents of athletes to understand the elements which comprise the zone. Readers of this article will also understand what the common barriers are to getting into the zone.

Here are the questions.

Simply rate yourself from 1-10 on each of the questions.