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Like many of you out there I truly believe that chlorine is my perfume. I am happier, calmer, and more centered when I have gotten my time/laps in in the pool. Swimming is a lifelong sport, one we can all participate in whether we are young or old, a competitive swimmer or a recreational swimmer, or someone who likes to just relax in the water. It is easier on our joints and allows for participants of all abilities and speeds. Like most competitive swimmers I always want to be stronger and fas...
Posted on 2021-04-22
Should I Ice my injury? For decades, icing has been a go-to treatment for after an injury. It has been touted as a way to reduce inflammation and swelling. However, swelling and inflammation are actually part of the healing process! Therefore, by arresting the inflammatory process by icing, we can actually DELAY healing! Instead of icing, we recommend following PEACE (during the acute stages after injury) and LOVE (for longer term management).  PEACE and LOVE stands for: - Protection:...
Posted on 2021-03-31
We are almost to March! Time to spring forward. March means many things besides changing your clocks. In this current day it will mean we are almost to a year from when schools first closed.  With an increase in the number of vaccines and a decrease in the numbers of Covid cases, return to some form of in person school has already happened or is on the horizon for many of us here in California.  Spring also means warmer weather and a transition back to outside activities and ...
Posted on 2021-03-03
Do you train by data ie heart rate zones vs “by feel” ie rating of perceived exertion? Or both? Or do you just go as hard as you can each time you workout? If you wanna have longevity with regard to running, cycling or swimming ie keep doing these things for a VERY long time....it makes sense to do most of your training (80 of your trining should be in the moderate to high intensity zones... Train easier to race faster! Consider the fact that 80% of runners ge...
Posted on 2021-01-26
Like many parents these days I (Dr. Ongerth) have a growing teenager. I swear I blink and he has outgrown his clothes/gotten taller. He now is almost half a head taller than me and calls me his “small adult”.  He has gone through thee swim fin sizes in the last six months!  As kids go through growth sports their muscle tension relationship changes as does their motor control as their bodies try to accommodate their new height/length.        Your grace...
Posted on 2021-01-19
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