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The Effortless Swimming Podcast

Brenton Ford

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The Effortless Swimming Podcast

The Effortless Swimming Podcast

Brenton Ford

12
Followers
8
Plays
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Faster times and better technique aren't a guarantee when you train hard. What really makes a difference to your speed and efficiency in the water? The Effortless Swimming podcast helps make a complex sport really simple to better your swimming. We cover open water swimming, triathlon swimming and pool swimming. Hosted by Australian National swimmer and coach Brenton Ford.

Latest Episodes

#163: Brett Sutton's "TBF" Style Of Swimming

1:15 WHY? Total Body Force Swimming 3:50 do not focus on trying to feel the water 5:14 use whole body to create force 7:40 Bilateral breathing > Is bilateral breathing necessary? 9:21 TBF swimming gives both rhythm and balance > 12:08 straight arms recovery stroke 12:45 hand entry 13:15 head position 14:55 find the stroke that best suits you

19 min2 w ago
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#163: Brett Sutton's "TBF" Style Of Swimming

#161: Fish Out Of Water: Making Yourself Bulletproof From Running Injuries with Ryan Twist

My guest in this episode is Ryan Twist, a Podiatrist from Bayswater Foot and Ankle Clinic. Anyone who is listening who wants to get into running or they have been running and they have found themselves injured, this episode is for you. 01:13 People Are Starting to Pick Up Running And Walking 02:49 What Are The Most Common Running Injuries? 04:56 Recommendations For Beginners (Walk Run Cycle) 06:33 The Best Strengthening Exercises For Runners 10:21 The Wrong Shoes Can Cause Injury 15:10 Injuries And Niggles: When To Run And When To Stop 18:27 How Much Should We Run? 20:37 Running Slow To Running Fast Makes A Massive Difference 24:36 Nasal Breathing 26:18 Be Patient 26:59 Role Of Mobility I Avoiding Injury

29 minSEP 28
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#161: Fish Out Of Water: Making Yourself Bulletproof From Running Injuries with Ryan Twist

#159: 2:25 to 1:31/100m In 12 Months With Shawn Muise

Shawn is an Ironman triathlete based in Nova Scotia, Canada. A year ago, he started some changes in his stroke and in the course over the last year, he has effectively gone from a 2:25 per hundred pace down to 1:31 per hundred. Shawn will share how he has done that, what changes he's made to his stroke and how might incorporate this changes to your own stroke. 00:56 Impressive Improvements 03:49 Everyting Was Wrong With What I Was Trying To Do 04:56 Increasing Your Stroke Rate 06:44 Finding The Sweet Spot For Stroke Rate 11:33 Timing Your Kick With The Rest Of The Stroke 12:32 What Are You Thinking About When You're Swimming In Terms Of Technique 14:08 Swimming From The Inside Out 16:42 Keeping The Videos Simple

19 minSEP 3
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#159: 2:25 to 1:31/100m In 12 Months With Shawn Muise

#158: Training Your Mind To Finish An 894km Race with Melissa Urie

Melissa Urie is the first woman to complete 895km Uberman Ultra-Triathlon. In this podcast episode, she shares her experience during the race, doing training, and getting through the race with the use of mental strategies to survive the tough times. 5:22 Training For Uberman 10:23 The Power of A Positive Mindset 12:43 Proving Yourself That You Can Do It 13:51 Building Your Confidence 17:29 Giving Up Is Not An Option! 19:15 Post Race: Mental And Physical Recovery 25:24 Moving Forward By Going Back To Basics 29:18 Finding Identity Outside Of Sports Is Important Too 31:47 Overcoming Imposter Syndrome 40:52 Training Session Management 43.24 Combat Decision Fatigue With Better Mental Habits 46:48 How To Trick Yourself Into Doing The Hard Things 55:00 What Keeps You Going?

56 minMAY 31
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#158: Training Your Mind To Finish An 894km Race with Melissa Urie

#157: How To Keep Your Open Water Swims Interesting

Welcome back to another podcast episode! Today, I'll be sharing my top tips for making your open water swimming enjoyable and more challenging. Listen on in! 00:27 What Are the Drills You Can Do? 1:47 How to Break Down Or Structure An Open Water Swim 3:37 Don't Overthink It! 3:56 Overcome Open Water Swim Anxiety 5:55 Progressively Make Your Swimming More Challenging 6:39 Dynamic Breathing

7 minMAY 23
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#157: How To Keep Your Open Water Swims Interesting

#156: 7 Things To Make Your Return To The Pool 10x Better

Welcome Back! Here in Australia, there are a couple of pools that have started to open, you can book individual lanes for a certain amount of time. So I thought of doing a podcast talking about the best ways to get back to training once your pool has opened. 00:55 Time Frame 01:54 How Many Sessions? 02:52 What Will You Experience? 04:19 What Type Of Training Should You Be Doing? 08:39 Warm Up With Fins 09:41 Therebands 10:19 Time Trial

13 minMAY 21
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#156: 7 Things To Make Your Return To The Pool 10x Better

#155: Get Better Every Year with Craig Cooper

In today's episode, we sat down with the author of the book Your New Prime, and promoter of men's health and wellness, Craig Cooper! We talked about the active approach to maintaining your physical and mental health as you age, how to get out of complacency, and how to start thriving and making steady forward progress in life. 3:40 Passion For Health 7:06 Adjusting Your Fitness As You Age 11:40 Cultivate The Friendships In Your Life 17:58 Break Free From Complacency 21:55 The Element Of Uncertainty 23:20 Live In The Moment 25:08 Good Friendships Are Key To Positive Mental Health 28:55 Life Is Challenging For Everyone 30:03 Get Together 33:45 What's Next for Craig Cooper

41 minMAY 3
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#155: Get Better Every Year with Craig Cooper

#154: Eliminate Bad Habits And Master The Fundamentals With Andrew Read

In today's episode, we are joined by a lifelong trainer and athlete Andrew Read as he talks about his program 28-day Challenge. Andrew talks through how important going back to the basics is and some of the necessary skills to influence your success at living a healthy lifestyle. 4:19 Creating A Mindset Component 5:32 Going Back To The Basics Matters 12:40 Understand How You Learn Best. 15:32 Cut To The Chase 17:35 Your Body Is Built For Walking. 20:59 Consistency Makes The Biggest Difference. 23:53 Starting From Scratch 25:02 Give It Time 28:10 Carrot And Stick Approach 31:46 Identify What Triggers Your Bad Habits And Make A Plan 35:35: Change Starts With You 37:22 Asking the Right Questions

43 minAPR 26
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#154: Eliminate Bad Habits And Master The Fundamentals With Andrew Read

#153: Do Less To Achieve More with Dr. Greg Wells

We are joined by Dr. Greg Wells who is the author of the book Rest, Refocus, Recharge. We discussed some of the things that are discussed in his book. He shares some strategies on why doing less will actually achieve more, how to stop reacting to things and be more deliberate, taking full control of your love, refocusing your attention and how you can stop being a slave to busyness. 02:05 Slowing Down 04:05 Sleeping As A Tool Tool To Recharge 07:29 Doing Less To Achieve More In A Day To Day Life 08:51 Pump The Breaks, Open More Space and Have More Control 11:29 You Don't Need To Do What Other People Expect Of You 13:39 From External Validation To Intrinsic Motivation 14:26 Stop Reacting And Start Being Deliberate With What You're Doing 17:08 Metacognition 21:41 Reaction versus Response 24:50 Helping Kids With Cystic Fibrosis 26:53 Pay Attention To What We Have 29:59 Multitasking Can Lead To Distractions 37:22 Get Away From Your Device - "123 Practice" 39:28 The Psychology Of Being I...

52 minAPR 3
Comments
#153: Do Less To Achieve More with Dr. Greg Wells

#152: What To Do If Your Pool Has Closed with Marc Evans

Marc Evans joins us in this episode to talk about the possible things you can do at your home during these times. In this episode, Marc discussed maintaining the feel of the water, the importance of mobility, stability, and flexibility. 00:38 Triathletes In Motion 02:40 It's Not The Strongest Athlete That Wins The Gold Medals 06:19 Functional Strength 06:58 Most Of The Triathletes Underswim In Volume 08:01 Having A High Elbow Catch 08:40 Sculling Your Hands In A Tub Of Water 10:10 Mobility Test 11:30 Technique Is Related To Mobility And Stability 12:43 Put Your Heart Monitors And GPS Aside 17:24 Using Therabands 18:55 If You Can Get It Right Out Of The Water, You Can Get It Right In The Water 19:18 Fingertip Wall Slide 22:42 Q Swim App 23:09 Swimm Specific Yoga 23:48 Cold Showers

27 minMAR 25
Comments
#152: What To Do If Your Pool Has Closed with Marc Evans

Latest Episodes

#163: Brett Sutton's "TBF" Style Of Swimming

1:15 WHY? Total Body Force Swimming 3:50 do not focus on trying to feel the water 5:14 use whole body to create force 7:40 Bilateral breathing > Is bilateral breathing necessary? 9:21 TBF swimming gives both rhythm and balance > 12:08 straight arms recovery stroke 12:45 hand entry 13:15 head position 14:55 find the stroke that best suits you

19 min2 w ago
Comments
#163: Brett Sutton's "TBF" Style Of Swimming

#161: Fish Out Of Water: Making Yourself Bulletproof From Running Injuries with Ryan Twist

My guest in this episode is Ryan Twist, a Podiatrist from Bayswater Foot and Ankle Clinic. Anyone who is listening who wants to get into running or they have been running and they have found themselves injured, this episode is for you. 01:13 People Are Starting to Pick Up Running And Walking 02:49 What Are The Most Common Running Injuries? 04:56 Recommendations For Beginners (Walk Run Cycle) 06:33 The Best Strengthening Exercises For Runners 10:21 The Wrong Shoes Can Cause Injury 15:10 Injuries And Niggles: When To Run And When To Stop 18:27 How Much Should We Run? 20:37 Running Slow To Running Fast Makes A Massive Difference 24:36 Nasal Breathing 26:18 Be Patient 26:59 Role Of Mobility I Avoiding Injury

29 minSEP 28
Comments
#161: Fish Out Of Water: Making Yourself Bulletproof From Running Injuries with Ryan Twist

#159: 2:25 to 1:31/100m In 12 Months With Shawn Muise

Shawn is an Ironman triathlete based in Nova Scotia, Canada. A year ago, he started some changes in his stroke and in the course over the last year, he has effectively gone from a 2:25 per hundred pace down to 1:31 per hundred. Shawn will share how he has done that, what changes he's made to his stroke and how might incorporate this changes to your own stroke. 00:56 Impressive Improvements 03:49 Everyting Was Wrong With What I Was Trying To Do 04:56 Increasing Your Stroke Rate 06:44 Finding The Sweet Spot For Stroke Rate 11:33 Timing Your Kick With The Rest Of The Stroke 12:32 What Are You Thinking About When You're Swimming In Terms Of Technique 14:08 Swimming From The Inside Out 16:42 Keeping The Videos Simple

19 minSEP 3
Comments
#159: 2:25 to 1:31/100m In 12 Months With Shawn Muise

#158: Training Your Mind To Finish An 894km Race with Melissa Urie

Melissa Urie is the first woman to complete 895km Uberman Ultra-Triathlon. In this podcast episode, she shares her experience during the race, doing training, and getting through the race with the use of mental strategies to survive the tough times. 5:22 Training For Uberman 10:23 The Power of A Positive Mindset 12:43 Proving Yourself That You Can Do It 13:51 Building Your Confidence 17:29 Giving Up Is Not An Option! 19:15 Post Race: Mental And Physical Recovery 25:24 Moving Forward By Going Back To Basics 29:18 Finding Identity Outside Of Sports Is Important Too 31:47 Overcoming Imposter Syndrome 40:52 Training Session Management 43.24 Combat Decision Fatigue With Better Mental Habits 46:48 How To Trick Yourself Into Doing The Hard Things 55:00 What Keeps You Going?

56 minMAY 31
Comments
#158: Training Your Mind To Finish An 894km Race with Melissa Urie

#157: How To Keep Your Open Water Swims Interesting

Welcome back to another podcast episode! Today, I'll be sharing my top tips for making your open water swimming enjoyable and more challenging. Listen on in! 00:27 What Are the Drills You Can Do? 1:47 How to Break Down Or Structure An Open Water Swim 3:37 Don't Overthink It! 3:56 Overcome Open Water Swim Anxiety 5:55 Progressively Make Your Swimming More Challenging 6:39 Dynamic Breathing

7 minMAY 23
Comments
#157: How To Keep Your Open Water Swims Interesting

#156: 7 Things To Make Your Return To The Pool 10x Better

Welcome Back! Here in Australia, there are a couple of pools that have started to open, you can book individual lanes for a certain amount of time. So I thought of doing a podcast talking about the best ways to get back to training once your pool has opened. 00:55 Time Frame 01:54 How Many Sessions? 02:52 What Will You Experience? 04:19 What Type Of Training Should You Be Doing? 08:39 Warm Up With Fins 09:41 Therebands 10:19 Time Trial

13 minMAY 21
Comments
#156: 7 Things To Make Your Return To The Pool 10x Better

#155: Get Better Every Year with Craig Cooper

In today's episode, we sat down with the author of the book Your New Prime, and promoter of men's health and wellness, Craig Cooper! We talked about the active approach to maintaining your physical and mental health as you age, how to get out of complacency, and how to start thriving and making steady forward progress in life. 3:40 Passion For Health 7:06 Adjusting Your Fitness As You Age 11:40 Cultivate The Friendships In Your Life 17:58 Break Free From Complacency 21:55 The Element Of Uncertainty 23:20 Live In The Moment 25:08 Good Friendships Are Key To Positive Mental Health 28:55 Life Is Challenging For Everyone 30:03 Get Together 33:45 What's Next for Craig Cooper

41 minMAY 3
Comments
#155: Get Better Every Year with Craig Cooper

#154: Eliminate Bad Habits And Master The Fundamentals With Andrew Read

In today's episode, we are joined by a lifelong trainer and athlete Andrew Read as he talks about his program 28-day Challenge. Andrew talks through how important going back to the basics is and some of the necessary skills to influence your success at living a healthy lifestyle. 4:19 Creating A Mindset Component 5:32 Going Back To The Basics Matters 12:40 Understand How You Learn Best. 15:32 Cut To The Chase 17:35 Your Body Is Built For Walking. 20:59 Consistency Makes The Biggest Difference. 23:53 Starting From Scratch 25:02 Give It Time 28:10 Carrot And Stick Approach 31:46 Identify What Triggers Your Bad Habits And Make A Plan 35:35: Change Starts With You 37:22 Asking the Right Questions

43 minAPR 26
Comments
#154: Eliminate Bad Habits And Master The Fundamentals With Andrew Read

#153: Do Less To Achieve More with Dr. Greg Wells

We are joined by Dr. Greg Wells who is the author of the book Rest, Refocus, Recharge. We discussed some of the things that are discussed in his book. He shares some strategies on why doing less will actually achieve more, how to stop reacting to things and be more deliberate, taking full control of your love, refocusing your attention and how you can stop being a slave to busyness. 02:05 Slowing Down 04:05 Sleeping As A Tool Tool To Recharge 07:29 Doing Less To Achieve More In A Day To Day Life 08:51 Pump The Breaks, Open More Space and Have More Control 11:29 You Don't Need To Do What Other People Expect Of You 13:39 From External Validation To Intrinsic Motivation 14:26 Stop Reacting And Start Being Deliberate With What You're Doing 17:08 Metacognition 21:41 Reaction versus Response 24:50 Helping Kids With Cystic Fibrosis 26:53 Pay Attention To What We Have 29:59 Multitasking Can Lead To Distractions 37:22 Get Away From Your Device - "123 Practice" 39:28 The Psychology Of Being I...

52 minAPR 3
Comments
#153: Do Less To Achieve More with Dr. Greg Wells

#152: What To Do If Your Pool Has Closed with Marc Evans

Marc Evans joins us in this episode to talk about the possible things you can do at your home during these times. In this episode, Marc discussed maintaining the feel of the water, the importance of mobility, stability, and flexibility. 00:38 Triathletes In Motion 02:40 It's Not The Strongest Athlete That Wins The Gold Medals 06:19 Functional Strength 06:58 Most Of The Triathletes Underswim In Volume 08:01 Having A High Elbow Catch 08:40 Sculling Your Hands In A Tub Of Water 10:10 Mobility Test 11:30 Technique Is Related To Mobility And Stability 12:43 Put Your Heart Monitors And GPS Aside 17:24 Using Therabands 18:55 If You Can Get It Right Out Of The Water, You Can Get It Right In The Water 19:18 Fingertip Wall Slide 22:42 Q Swim App 23:09 Swimm Specific Yoga 23:48 Cold Showers

27 minMAR 25
Comments
#152: What To Do If Your Pool Has Closed with Marc Evans
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