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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    i am trying to make sure I listen to my body but I know I enjoy workouts and can be my worst enemy!
    I can definitely be the same way too even tho I'm a diva sprinter. I know a couple of my tears have been due to excessive training/zeal. I am especially susceptible to overdoing it in the gym. I think when you've been doing masters another 5+ years, you will be wiser about listening to your body. It all takes time to figure out.

    Btw, on the improvement issue, to be sure it could be due to the yoga/drylands. However, at least for me (and others that I know), there was incremental improvement over years (plural) that came from just accumulated training and racing and tinkering with sets. Causation is difficult. For example, I was trying to figure out why I did so well at NE Champs. It could be that I was more injury free and focused this fall. Or it could be that I sat on the couch for two weeks and was super rested. Or it could be that I started taking beta alanine a month before the meet. So hard to tell ...
    Updated January 9th, 2016 at 12:07 PM by The Fortress
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Saw this article today and thought of you: http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com...core-strength/

    Your core workout group should consider getting a TRX together -- assuming you have a place to hang it. Some very tough exercises you can do. I did one today in which your feet are suspended in the TRX and you are in straight arm plank position. You do a knee in, then swing the legs out to a V, then bring the legs back together, then go right into a pike. Not for sissies.
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    One thought: your improvements this fall could also be due to better health. It's very hard to pinpoint the exact cause of improvement.
    my health was good this fall and last fall but when I compare my times across SCM seasons I was faster this season in my main events(200 and 400 free). I agree it's difficult to pinpoint any one thing but I added dry lands and yoga and other than these everything else was constant. whether these things contribute or not I enjoy them and have fun doing them also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I've heard a few masters say the wheels start coming off after 45 ... Our poor degraded tendons and joints ... We want to spend all our time and energy doing real training, but would be better off sometimes allocating time to prehab and recovery.
    i am trying to make sure I listen to my body but I know I enjoy workouts and can be my worst enemy!
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