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Primal Ocean Workouts

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. World renown extreme sports pioneer and big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton focuses on pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, lunging, and rotating to get quickly in shape. Hamilton writes, "I think of those movements [pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, lunging, and rotating] as primal human motions. I've

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The Best Eggbeater In The Business

Fundamental skills like body surfing and eggbeatering (treading water) are not absolutely essential to the success of open water swimmers, but mastering these skills can be helpful when going through heavy surf in an ocean race or stopping for a feeding break on a marathon swim. Eggbeater is a term used to describe effective treading in the water where the

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Tabata Method In The Open Water

The Tabata method is a popular training regimen for land-based athletes based on a landmark 1996 study by Izumi Tabata of the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya City, Japan. The Tabata method uses 20 seconds of ultra-intense exercise (at near maximum intensity) followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated continuously for 4 minutes (8

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