Longer, and more aerobic work... until the very end.
This week's set is in response to a forum question: What can I do in the pool when I have a sore shoulder?
Just got back from coaching Masters. This was definitely the favorite set of the week.
To swim really fast butterfly, you have to take advantage of every opportunity for propulsion. The place that most swimmers ignore this opportunity... is in the second kick.
So you want to get your legs in shape quickly? Here's a drill that's not only fun but also just a bit challenging. It's also a great way to work your legs without injuring the knees.
To really excel at breaststroke, you need to be able to control your breathing...and not just the breathing in, but also the breathing OUT!
In breaststroke, timing is everything, and knowing when to initiate the kick is a critical element in that timing. Steve Haufler's Separation Drill does a great job in over-teaching this simple step to a great breaststroke.
If you're going to learn a great breaststroke kick, why not go to the best. Roque Santos, 200 breaststroke U.S. Olympian and multiple masters world record holder, shows us a couple tricks to an effective kick.
Kicking backwards while holding a board is a great drill for working your abs and thighs, essential muscles for butterfly and for dolphin kick off the walls for backstroke.
We all do this just about every day, but when you're kicking, how do you push off?
Too often, especially when kicking with a board, many swimmers search for the most power possible, which causes the legs and knees to go too wide.
Wanna work your legs and body position, and have fun with some tools? Here's a fun drill that allows you to vary your flutter kick a few times on each length.
If you choose easy sendoffs and take too much rest, this week's set becomes just another set. But if you step up and challenge yourself, this will be one of those sets that gets ***** next to it in your workout log.
This may not look like a kick set, but it's a kick set.