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The Front Crawl – The Swimming Technique – How to Train Like a Professional

by Piotr J. Kober

The drills presented in this book are described in such a way that everybody can understand them, do them on their own and achieve better performance.

In order to facilitate learning, drills are divided into chapters in which they are grouped into ones developing similar skills or body parts. However, this division is not very strict, because numerous drills develop many things simultaneously – in such a case these drills are not repeated in subsequent chapters. That is why I encourage you to familiarize with all drills before you choose those you will find most useful:
– Body Position In The Water.
– Feeling The Water (Propellers).
– Work Of Legs.
– Work Of Arms Above The Water.
– Work Of Your Arms Under The Water.
– Breathing.
– Speed
– Helpful Turns And Starts
– Open Waters (Triathlon, Swimming Marathons)
– Endurance
As an interlude between chapters you will find quotations about swimming.

In this book you will find numerous drills which will help you learn more about the front crawl and improve the technique:
– propellers,
– feeling the water,
– a high elbow,
– swimming without any effort,
– breathing,
– open water swimming,
– controlling your speed,
– and more.

In the past it was generally believed that one has to be born with a good technique, but, as we know from the experience of many coaches, the technique is being developed during training. Nowadays, it is a good technique that gives advantage to the best contestants during competitions, when leaders have strength and endurance at the very similar level. It often happens that the difference between contestants during competitions amounts to 2 hundredths of a second. In such a case technical nuances are decisive, for instance the fact that during the finish a contestant is pushing his shoulder excessively forward, hits the wall with stretched fingers and gains a few centimeters in this way.

Nowadays the experience of the best coaches is available not only to the selected professionals – this knowledge may be also used by you. You can also get familiar with these drills. If you improve your technique, you will swim faster using the same or even less effort.

Better performance in swimming can be achieved by adaptation to the water environment. So as to achieve that, we strive to develop our strength, endurance and technique. Water is not a natural environment for a human being, but we are capable of adapting to it.

You’ve got an important decision to make. Do you want to discover how to swim better and faster?

Unlock your potential today by thinking about buying this incredible book.

Yoga for MMA

by Ervin Ruhe Jr.

Yoga For MMA – Takes ConcentrationIf you have not necessarily thought of the two concepts of Yoga and MMA (which is short for mixed martial arts) somehow having a connection, then you are likely not alone. Yoga is a spiritual, mental and physical discipline that has been around for thousands and thousands of years while MMA is a combat sport that has only recently gotten very popular. So how is it possible that these two things are related? Yoga can improve your MMA performance, especially in the ultra-important areas of core strength and flexibility. You know, while MMA is a full-contact sport to be sure, looks can be deceiving. One would think that Yoga–with its delicate movements and emphasis on breathing–is totally useless to the MMA fighter. After all, how can Yoga make said fighter more effective at disabling his opponent?! Yoga actually does this in two, extremely important ways: through building up core strength and also flexibility in the fighter.At first, lots of MMA fighters failed to realize that there was more to their combat sport than just kicking, punching and beating their opponents for the win. Then, as time wore on and as more knowledge developed and ideas were exchanged, more and more MMA fighters started to look at Yoga as a very real and powerful way to improve their fighting skills. Surely, Yoga couldn’t teach MMA fighters about gaining a victory over their opponents with greater effectiveness and deadliness…or could it?The Core of MMA: So just what is core strength, or, rather, what is the core, to begin with? The core is the part of your body that includes your abs and your back; it is basically your trunk or torso, and it is responsible for so many ultra-integral functions that you perform each and every day as a human being and also as an MMA fighter. In essence, your core can be regarded as the vital link between your upper and lower body. If the muscles in your core are weak, your MMA fighting will suffer because your legs and arms will be impaired. As a result, when you move–whether it is to put a submission move on an opponent or try to charge him to knock him off his feet–you will feel that your power and ability are simply drained. However, if your core is strong, you will notice that your stability, power and balance are top-notch, all of which are necessary when you want to neutralize your opponent. With my new Yoga for MMA ebook, I will show you precisely how using Yoga to build up this all-vital part of your body can really help you as you compete in the world of MMA. When people think about MMA fighters, they might wonder why they even have to worry about flexibility. Those people probably associate brute force, punching, kicking and hard takedowns with MMA fighters…and definitely not flexibility. After all, MMA is no ballet, or is it? It actually just so happens that, while MMA is certainly no ballet, the flexibility that ballerinas have is very useful to MMA fighters. Let’s say that an MMA fighter is about to be put into a submission hold or move by his opponent; if he possesses increased flexibility from Yoga practice, he is going to be able to swiftly and efficiently reverse or break the hold. If he does not possess this increased flexibility from Yoga, he is going to be a sitting duck and less likely to escape his opponent’s submission hold or move! Yoga improves a person’s flexibility, including MMA fighter’s.Breathing is good for you!As a Yoga instructor, I know all about how breathing is very important to Yoga. In fact, breathing properly is the basis of many poses and postures that you have to assume when practicing Yoga. From all my experience in this field, it is clear that proper breathing also instills a very high degree of of calmness and confidence in the individual. Then I suggest that that you buy my new Yoga for MMA ebook.

A Collection of Horse Training and Riding Tips, Secrets and Wisdom – Time-Tested Common Sense and Insights From Horse Training Experts (Volume 1)

by Charlie Hicks

A Collection of Horse Training Tips, Secrets and Wisdom – Time-Tested Common Sense and Insights From Horse Training Experts (Volume 1)

Over the past 7+ years I have been writing horse tip emails 3 – 4 times a week with almost no breaks. I have shared these horse tips freely with the thousands of folks that subscribe to my email horse tips at If you haven’t subscribed then I highly encourage you to do so by going to the website.

I get dozens of emails every month from folks who say they love the writings, the stories, and useful horse tips. Quite frankly, it has been these email responses that have kept me writing over the years. To know that thousands of horse lovers out there read, use and enjoy these tips is both a blessing and is somewhat daunting at the same time. It’s fun but also carries a significant responsibility to get things right. I would never purposely lead anyone down the wrong path.

Here’s the thing – I don’t claim, nor do I attempt to position myself, to be a “famous horse trainer or clinician”. But I do have the ability (a gift) to share what I have learned through experience and learning from other professional trainers – especially those who we feature in our videos. I enjoy taking what I have learned from them and sharing it with others through stories using a fun writing style.

Judging from the email responses I get it must be working!

Over the years I have come to respect many well-experienced horse trainers who have shared their expertise with us. There are so many little nuggets of horse training secrets in their videos and interviews that I have to keep going back and watching them just to remind me of what I learned in the past. If you take time to listen closely and watch their methods you can’t help but learn these valuable tips. I promise you, they will help you with your training and understanding of these magnificent animals.

I compare these writings and stories to the time when I would sit on the porch and listen to my father, grandfather and other folks that I respect share their wisdom with me. The pearls of wisdom and insight they had were invaluable. The lessons of life and common sense conveyed through them were priceless. I was blessed to have those opportunities.

Lord knows we could use a lot more common sense in today’s society!

One day in one of my emails I casually mentioned that I should put a “compendium of my horse tips” together and publish it. The response was overwhelming! I thought more about it and started working on it. It has now come to fruition.

This is Volume 1 of these “horse tips emails” and other notes. I have also included some emails I have written for some special occasions. The response to many of these has been huge. I have found that almost everyone responds to events and concerns that affect us all. Things that tug at the heart or that we should be thankful for are read and appreciated by most of my readers – even if the primary interest is about horses.

Over the years I’ve been able to share my thoughts and my heart through these stories and have been privileged to build a trust through them. Folks get to know me and like these writings. They have been able to evaluate me, some after years of reading my writings, for whom I am. Trust is hard to gain, especially over the Internet! I value your trust as you get to know me and hope I never do anything to compromise that trust.

Thanks for reading! Please enjoy this collection of thoughts and insights.

As I always say – enjoy your horsesâ?¦ but please do it safely.

Lord bless,



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The Streak

by Drew Montgomery

Struggling just to compete after losing the two best players, a baseball team calls up a veteran past his prime and a young man barely out of school to fill in the empty roster spots. But what happens next is more than anyone could have hoped, as the youth invigorates not just the team, but the entire country, as he strives for a record that has held for over 70 years.

The Deadly Art of Iron Palm

by Lee Shilo

The Deadly Iron Palm is ultimately a (power slap) and derives much of its power from simultaneously combining two power generation techniques from the martial arts: torquing/rotation of the hips and the body drop.

These are the engines of the technique; the delivery system is the whipping motion of the arm. The objective is very high hand speed – this explains the similarity to the baseball throw. Most martial artists are familiar with hip rotation as a method of generating power from the large muscle groups of the body – the body drop seems less well known. The body drop is used in the short Deadly Iron Palm punch of Chinese martial arts. An explanation of the body drop is as follows.

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