to add swim drills to your session.Swim drills are great for improving swim technique because they isolate areas of the stroke that may be deficient or imbalanced. Coaches prescribe drills to their swimmers for this reason and to add variety to training
length with your hands curled in fists - this will encourage the use of the forearm to catch water and help propulsion. It's one of the best drills for learning how to feel the water you are trying to move through.More swim drillsThe drills above are easy
Swim DrillsPractising technique is crucial for efficient swimming. If you’re wasting energy by swimming incorrectly, the chances are you’re losing speed. Drill work – focusing on specific elements of your stroke for short periods of time – pays
“The emphasis in all plyometric exercises is on ‘intensity technique’ – the more dynamic the move and the greater the power generated, the fewer foot contacts are required,” says strength and conditioning coach Jamie Sawyer. “As training phases progress, maintaining quality is cr...
Hands on HeadHow?Find a flat area and jog for 30-50m with your hands resting on your head. Why?Too much sideways movement or rotation will quickly be overemphasized in this drill, allowing you to correct your running style.
select set of training aids, along with interval training and drills, will help to fine-tune your technique. Whether you're a beginner or an elite swimmer, there are certain items you should have in your swim bag. Training aids improve technique, develop
Q. Why do my legs always sink after I swim about 20 metres in the pool? What drills can I do to stop this?A. Most triathletes in this country come from a non-swimming background and so many have a poor swim technique.The most likely cause
intuitive understanding of the most fluent way to move through the water," says swimming coach Terry Laughlin. "But anyone can learn this fluency with a few simple drills."Laughlin suggests the four below. With each, swim short intervals (25 metres or so
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