Paulus Wildeboer on elite swimming training


Paulus Wildeboer, national coach of Denmark, describes here to local folks in high altitude Leadville how his Olympic swimmers train. That the old myth in his view is wrong, that ‘the harder you work, the better you become’. That it instead should be ‘the better you work, the better you become’, which doesn’t necessarily mean hard work every day. He describes how he introduces anaerobic training early, rather than build a pure aerobic base first, which I guess/know is based on the theories of Dr. Jan Olbrecht. At 6 min 50 sec, we even get to see how he gives Lotte Friis direct feedback :-)


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