Episode #133: The Ultimate System To Learn How To Swim Faster, Even If You’re Just Getting Started.

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In this February 16, 2011 free audio episode: How fast do you lose muscle memory?, supplements for anxiety, what are effects of long term endurance training, more on multivitamins, how much urination is normal?, does hot or cold exposure burn more calories, what type of water filter is best, how you get skinny-fat, phi science water, trigger point dry needling, what is NADH for sleep?, is flax oil bad for you?, pain on the top of the foot, and how many carbohydrates to eat after weight training.

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Featured Topic: The Ultimate System To Learn How To Swim Faster, Even If You're Just Getting Started.

In this interview with Paul Newsome from Swim Smooth, you'll going to learn everything you need to know about how to identify your body type and swimming type, and then learn how to swim faster based on the type of swimmer you are. For more information on Swim Smooth's Swim Typing, or to get the .pdf manuals and videos that teach you more, just click here or click below:

what's your swim type?

Also, here's a picture of the “improper” catch that Paul discussed in the podcast:

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Andy asks: I trained 20 weeks for an Ironman and completed it last Aug, since then I have not been on my bike or swum at all, and have just started to pick up the running. As a 49 year old male, how much of the muscle mass and memory would I have lost?

Jacob asks: I take prescription to help control anxiety/depression, any thoughts on supplements to assist these, and have you herd any science that would indicate that lots of workout volume would either help or hinder anxiety?

Mike asks: Ben, now that the ‘ big four' are all approaching or past 50. Have there been any studies conducted on the long term health effects of ultra endurance training? Perhaps it will take a few more generations to determine the benefits or negative affect. My question pertains to the elites more so than we AG's.

Jim asks: I'm looking for a good one a day vitamin to take. Knowing that I am an endurance athlete, what would you recommend? I am open to taking a liquid vitamin if better. Also, can you recommend a great vitamin for my kids (4 and 2)?

In my response to Jim, I recommend the kid's multivitamin Kid's Calm (pictured right)

Alex asks: I drink lots of water throughout the day to keep hydrated, although I work at an office. I also urinate a lot as a consequence. I heard this is not ideal but I'm not sure what to do. The water I drink comes straight form the water filter or cooler at the office and I use a BPA-free metal bottle. Any advice?

ArmiLegge has a call-in question about whether hot exposure or cold exposure burns more calories.

Andy asks: Hi Ben. Just listened to Inner Circle Podcast #6, and in it you mentioned the benefits of using a reverse osmosis water filter to remove fluoride from drinking water. However, isn't it true that such a filter would also remove all other potentially good and healthy minerals from the water? Would this loss of the “good” minerals outweigh the benefit of getting rid of the fluoride? And is this something to be concerned about?

Alberto asks: I'm 5'5″, around 145 lbs, and I look slender. What bothers me is that although I'm pretty much slim looking, I have a beer gut and my goal is to lose the gut and eventually get a 6 pack (I have never been ripped in my life). The problem is that I don't want to lose the the little muscle I have in my arms and legs and I just want to focus in getting rid of the gut, which seems impossible after doing vast amounts of triathlon based cardio and excersice. I would love any suggestions and advice, or maybe if I just follow your Dominator Package training program will do it.

Kyle asks: What are your thoughts on the Phi Science products? Their products claim to influence the “zeta potential” of water to make it much easier absorbed by the body.

Ron asks: What is your take on trigger point dry needling?

Darrell Brown asks: What can you tell us about NADH.

Mark asks: Hey Ben, I was reading a magazine (Mens Health 2/10) that cited an Australian study by Anne Barden. She said that taking flax supplement (9 grams every day) increased by 38% the markers of free radical F1-phytoprostane. The gist of the article was to stay away from flax for Omega 3's, and use fish oil. Whats your take on it?

In my response to Mark, I mention EnerEFA.

Call-in question about pain on the front top of the ankles and top of the foot arch.

Chuck asks: I know we've debated post-workout nutrition before, but considering one REALLY is working out hard and doing enough to necessitate recovery nutrition, are the protcols for cardiovascular versus resistance training the same? Should both of these follow a 3-4:1 carbs to protein protocol? I was under this impression, but in meeting with my nutritionist the other day, she said that after weight lifting, your body really only needs the protein as the glycogen expenditure was not as intense as a hard cardio workout. What are your thoughts?

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3 thoughts on “Episode #133: The Ultimate System To Learn How To Swim Faster, Even If You’re Just Getting Started.

  1. Mike says:

    Follow up to my question on long term health affects on endurance training… Any thoughts on life longevity? Theorectically will ultra marathoners outlive fitness walkers? Perhaps a scarey question to ponder for those who wouldn't change life style choices regardless of answer.

    Mike

    1. I would hazard a guess that we would not outlive them. For more on that, stay tuned for my upcoming interview with Arthur Devany.

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