Base Training: Goals and Myths

Time and time again, we return to base training. But why? Is it possible to skip base training when you’re fit? Can you derail your progression with early season racing or even too much base? Here’s the answer to these common base training questions and the goals behind base training. For more on base training […]

The Hilarious Power of Performance Cues

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy on SwimSwam Want to keep your technique at the end of races? Stay focused on the things that propel high-performance in the water? How about use a technique that is proven to immediately boost speed in the water? Then you, my chlorinated amigo, need to inject some performance cues into your practices and […]

2020 Essential Guide to Sport-Specific Training

Sport-specific training is a constant topic of discussion among athletes, parents, and coaches. For our team at Velocity, it comes up daily in settings from local performance centers to our coaches at Olympic training facilities. While some performance coaches scoff at the idea of sport-specific training, we think it’s a great thing to discuss. It […]

Stay Disciplined

If you’re familiar with this blog, you’ve likely seen me discuss discipline and motivation before. One of the most popular articles I ever wrote was actually a short piece on the subject (see here). Yet, even popular articles eventually become distant memories as new content is delivered online. Unfortunately, much of that content has little […]

Exercise In the Great Outdoors

Remember when you were a kid and you used to go outside to “play.” Now, as an adult, you go inside (to the gym) to “work out.” With all of the undeniable health and fitness benefits the modern day gym culture has brought us, it seems we’ve developed a disconnect between gym exercise and physical […]