Adventure Nomad

Adventure Nomad

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dara Torres

Dara Torres earlier this week training at the Singapore Island Country Club. Nikon D300, 18-200mm at 150mm, 1/1000, f/9, ISO 400.

Dara Torres is my new hero. She is a 41-years-old mother and she will be competing in her 5th Olympic games, the oldest swimmer EVER to compete at an Olympic games.

How does she build the fitness needed to compete with athletes half her age and be the best in the world? She has a 2-hour long swim session 5 days a week, and 4 days a week, she spends 1½ hours at the gym, followed by stretching for an hour, 4 days a week. Dara’s training program .

She says the real secret to her success (other than her amazing talent, drive and determination) is something called ‘Resistance Stretching’ based on Bob Cooley’s The Genius of Flexibility: The Smart Way to Stretch and Strengthen Your Body.

Here’s a preview of her upcoming DVD:

I’ve preordered mine!

Here's a link to a video of Dara Torres demonstrating
Resistance Stretching

For more info on Dara and her DVD, please visit Innovative Body Solutions.

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