New Chapter of Breaststroke Basics with Steve Haufler
Working some double underwater pull breaststroke to help with those pullouts at the end of races.
Working on breaststroke kick and flip turns with the "technique group" today.
Another mini set this week. Good one for taper and working turns and pulldowns.
Our set of the week is short, intense, and a chance to work on many things.
There was a little bit of everything in today's Masters practice: pull, kick, swim, all four strokes without doing an IM, underwater work, sprinting, and technique. It went by really quickly!
Olympian Roque Santos answers a question from one of our members. How do you keep moving forward on underwater pulls?
Ever since the initiation of the dolphin kick in the underwater pull, there have been discussions about when the dolphin kick should come in. Here's a quick variation of what we're seeing more and more of.
Such a simple drill, but carrying a good amount of teaching. Underwaters isn't just about finding out how long you can hold your breath; in fact, these can be quite dangerous if done alone, or to a point beyond discomfort. So, BE CAREFUL.
Whenever we have a chance to work with a great athlete, we always learn little tidbits that keep the sport fun. Jason Lezak shared with us a story of his training at Rose Bowl Aquatics in which they did 8 x 200 meters, with 8 "pullouts" at the end of each length.
This week's set of the week helps you work on many elements of breaststroke: breath control, narrow kick, body undulation, and high elbows during the pull.
Learning to get the most out of every underwater pull can make the difference between winning and losing any race that has breaststroke in it. One of the oldest stand by drills to help with this, is the Double Underwater Pull.
This week's swim set works your dolphin kick off the wall.