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EP49: Swim Speed Secrets with Sheila Taormina

EP49:  Swim Speed Secrets with Sheila Taormina

At just over 5’2” tall, and not having made her first Olympic team until the age of 27, Sheila Taormina seems an unlikely candidate to have competed at four consecutive summer Olympiads in three completely different sports (swimming, triathlon, and modern pentathlon). Her first two attempts to qualify for the Olympics in swimming (1988 and 1992) came up short, during what were considered her “peak” years. Following those years she moved forward with her education, finishing her Master’s degree in Business in 1994, and then began her professional career in the automotive industry that same year, working a full-time salaried position in Detroit.

EP18: ANDREW JOHNSTON - YOU ARE HOW YOU BREATHE

EP18:  ANDREW JOHNSTON - YOU ARE HOW YOU BREATHE

"Health is never found at the extremes", Andrew Johnston

According to Andrew, health and performance are synonomous...the healthier you feel, the more you realize your ultimate performance. Andrew has been a career endurance athlete most of his life and is  the author of "Spot On Nutrition", "Holistic Strength Training For Triathalon", and "Holistic Respiration".  He's been a renowned coach for countless other top endurance athletes and shares with us his perspective on quality of life, performance and the biochemistry of breathing and how it relates to your metabolism.  

Since Andrew is a leukemia survivor and continues to perform at a high level of performance he's inspired countless others and has even had a documentary made in his honor called "Living is winning".  You can connect with Andrew and check out his books and watch "Living is Winning" at http://www.triumphtraining.com