New Swim Spa for the Pain Cave!!!


(grunting) (loud slam) – Whoo, morning
trainiacs. Gettin my swell on. Now, I think this little set up here, this strength set up,
probably about to change. Because, in just a couple hours, we’re flying to Fort Wayne, Indiana, to do some testing, to potentially write and risk. Drawing like
right in an area right here, and then there. Testing to put in an endless pool. Travel vlog, whoo! (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) I’m already checked in. (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) I’m going International so
I’ve got to fly United today. – Okay, so here’s what’s up, early on, last year, I ended up trying an endless pool with the mirrors on the bottom
and the mirror on the front, and I found a fantastic, within like, three, four, strokes, all of a sudden, I was
instantly very conscious of all the technique cues
that I’ve been working on, looking at video analysis,
and then working on the pool. It’s really hard to do that when you’re not looking yourself in a mirror because you don’t have the body awareness in the water, and that’s
why it takes so long to make technique changes
when you’re swimming. So I’ve been thinking
about doing more swimming in some sort of a swim
spa, an endless pool. But there aren’t really resources for that in Winnipeg. Now in edition to that, what I’m also finding
is, I tend to have some of my best swim performances
like even in training when I spend the majority of my time focusing on technique. And
then a small amount of time, like really hammering,
big swims, fast swims. So what I’ve been thinking is, well, what if I do, say three or four of my
swims throughout the week as shorter twenty to thirty minute swims in an endless pool. Specifically focused on technique. I can do them more time efficiently, and just get them out of the way, boom, first thing in the morning. Nice and easy, light aerobics, so I can even do them on an empty stomach, help work on burning a
little bit of the fat. And then once a week, join a swim quad for that really big intense swim, to help push me a little bit. That said, I gotta decide which swim spot endless pool, set up I
want, can maybe afford can maybe partner with a company to get into the pain cave and that’s what we’re doing. We’re traveling to Fort Wayne, Indiana to test out some swim
spas with master spas over the next couple of days. (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (people talking) (people talking) – It’s hot right now. Got the new Speedo on, cause’ after all that touring around. Oh, by the way, it’s like, the next day after I flew here. Uh, done the whole tour of
four different buildings that master spas have. Now we’re gonna try out some units. I mean, hearing about
swim spas and hot tubs for the last five hours,
now I get to try one. – Peeled the tag off of
these things earlier. Nice right? (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) (upbeat techno music) It is a swim spa, not to be confused as an analyst pool, totally different. So, impressions. I’m gonna be honest; first couple minutes is frustrating, like, you might read online
that the endless pool has a better water stream, whereas this, is inconsistent cause’ it’s jets. But actually, what I experienced was like one of the biggest things that we have to work on
as age group triathletes is that we’re really wiggly. Now in the endless pool,
you can get away with the wiggly ness because it
basically corrects it for you. Whereas this, just like I always recommend snorkel band pool to
accentuate that wiggly ness so you can stop it. This
accentuates that wiggly ness so you can stop it as well. So after I figured it out,
I was tensing up my core a lot more, activating
it, staying in position a little bit better. Actually, a lot better.
Doing some drill work, and after that drill work,
people said, “How’s it feel?”, and like, holy geez tired. My hamstrings were tired.
Which is really odd because age group triathletes
have a really hard time tensing their glutes and their hamstrings, which is what we need to do. So this is like, this is more of a tool for, cuing yourself to swim properly than the endless pool. Swim spas, I’m jazzed. I think we’re getting one in the pain cavern folk. Well, that was all very interesting and shadowy. Better, also, a lot. Eat, sleep, trainiac, repeat. Soon to be available
with a lot of other merch on “triathlontaren.com”. Maybe when you see this actually, by the time that, yep, yep, yep. So that was, uh, that was good, that was good. I’m really looking forward to that. The pool experience was a lot different than I expected. I don’t know why, but I walk around in a Speedo
all the time at the pool. But the lifeguards, like, they know me. These were strangers. Swimming in front of them in a Speedo, at my slightly, chunkier weight right now, like, seven pounds I’ve
put on this year somehow, had me self conscious. On that note, swim spa,
not a pool, no, no, no, swim spa, is on it’s way early September. And we’ll keep you updated on all that. But I think we’re gonna start a project with a nutritionist, about how to design a triathlon diet, because I’ve talked about
the low-carb training. But like, actually what
meal planning do you use, how do you figure out macros? I think we’re gonna work on a project about like, designing that. Stay tuned. It’s early man, this is like, two days after coming here and I’ve already been on a flight. And it’s still just, 7:30 a.m. So I’m probably yapping a lot. Anyway, lots of interesting stuff. Pool, trainiac gear,
project with a nutritionist, lots of really big updates
on teamtrainiac.com. New book, the Triathlon
Swimming Foundations, at
triathlontaren.com/triathlonswimmingbook. It’s just, good, kinda busy times going on right now, but good. Very good. Thanks
for being around for it, trainiacs stay tuned. Make sure you hit the
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