Monique Burgess

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The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

7 Tips to Develop Mental Toughness for Swimmers

Mental toughness is the resolute decision not to quit. It’s the discipline that keeps you on track, that doesn’t allow your effort to fade off into …

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Swimming With Physics: Why Do Swimmers Go Faster When They Feel Slower?

<i>Rebecca Westfall is a former All-American at Texas A&M University, when she was Rebecca Sturdy. She completed her swimming career there in 2007,</i> …

Recovery Workouts: Make the Most of Your Rest Days

Recovery, corrective exercise and conditioning are all very important in improving your overall athletic performance.<p>There's just one big problem: …

The Top 6 Core Exercises for Swimmers

<i>Having a powerful core will make you a better, stronger swimmer. Here is a quick list of my top 6 core exercises for swimmers.</i><p>The importance of core …

6 Questions to Ask to Make Yourself a Mentally Tough Swimmer

Michael Phelps was legendary for his steely-eyed focus behind the blocks. Looking down the pool with that focused, angry, thousand yard stare you …

7 Distance Butterfly Swims That Might Make You Cringe in Pain

3. Doug Jelen swims 1650 yards of butterfly<p>4. Connor Wilkins and Mack Hamill swim 1500 meters butterfly<p>5. Romain Louedec swim the 3000 meters …

9 Tips for Smarter Workouts in the Pool

<b>Here is what you need to know:</b><p>Doing more isn’t always better when it comes to training.<br>• Slow it down in order to see where your technique stacks …

10 Michael Phelps World Record Race Videos

4. 2009 US World Championship Trials, Michael Phelps rips a 50.22 in the 100 butterfly:<p>5. 2007 FINA World Championships, 200 butterfly, 1:52.09<p>6. 200 …

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3 Steps to Better Body Position in Swimming

Giving your body the best opportunity to maintain form during a race will help you finish stronger. Let’s discuss how to improve your body position. …

8 Ways to Develop Self-Discipline for Swimmers

Rome wasn’t built overnight, and neither will an iron level of self-discipline. Changing your life overnight is unrealistic, and so is changing …

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5 Reasons Your Swimming Goals Aren't Working

Setting goals for your swimming seems exceptionally simple, doesn’t it? After all, you dream on what you want, maybe even write it out, and bingo! …

Swim Training: How to Generate a More Powerful Catch

Stretch cords and parachutes are great tools for resistance training in the pool. Don’t have either? Simply strap a stretchy band around your ankles, …

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Obama setting aside massive Pacific Ocean preserve

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama acted Tuesday to create the world's largest ocean preserve by …

The U.S. and Iran: From sworn enemies to partners on Iraq?

How can it be? The United States and Iran, sworn enemies for 35 years, are talking about working together to quell the al Qaeda-inspired insurgency sweeping northern Iraq.<p>Such cooperation sounds unthinkable. They are fierce adversaries on issues such as terrorism, Iran's nuclear ambitions and …

Obama: US has sacred obligation to retrieve captured military personnel

US president Barack Obama gave an impassioned defence of his decision to trade five Taliban fighters for a captive American soldier on Tuesday, the first time he has addressed the intense and increasingly politicised row over the release of sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.<p>Obama said the US has a “sacred” …

The World's 18 Strangest Military Bases

The world's hodgepodge of military bases run the gamut from hazardous mountaintop forts to seemingly impenetrable underground bunkers. We tracked down some of the most interesting active military facilities.<p>The world's hodgepodge of military bases run the gamut from hazardous mountaintop forts to …