Tagged with ' Training'

New Michael Phelps Arizona Inspired Swimwear

Michael PhelpsThe new collection of training suits has recently arrived from Michael Phelps' brand "MP". The new suits are inspired by the state of Arizona (USA). You'll find some recogniseable city names used for the names of these trunks and swimming costumes, including Phoenix and Tucson.

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Lane Swimming for Fitness: Overcoming the Boredom of Repetition

If you ask former swimmers why they gave up on the sport, chances are you’ll hear something about the tediousness of working out in solitude, staring at the black line. It’s true that swimming doesn’t offer the distraction of changing scenery or the satisfaction of seeing a distant destination grow closer, but lap swim doesn’t have to be monotonous.

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Freestyle Technique Essentials: 2 Must-Have Training Tools for A High Elbow Recovery

FINIS Freestyle Technique Essentials

The high elbow technique is one of the most basic elements of freestyle swimming and, like most basic technical skills, one of the most difficult to master. Most swimmers understand the importance of the high elbow technique for both pool and open-water swimming, yet many swimmers neglect the many benefits of a proper recovery during training. Training tools are a simple way to capture the many benefits of a proper high elbow recovery, including efficiency and shoulder stability.

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How To Use A Kickboard

Finis alignment kickboardSeems simple doesn't it? Well it may not be as simple as you think. There are correct and incorrect ways to hold a standard kickboard. New swimmers may be tempted to grab the sides of their kick board with bent arms and push downward to try and achieve more buoyancy, this is wrong, don't do this. You'll find you can't do any substantial kicking/swimming like this anyway.

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Enhance Upper Body Strength And Technique With The New FINIS Iso Paddle

Iso paddles are strapless paddles designed to isolate specific muscle groups, develop proper hand position and heighten stroke awareness. Iso paddles are uniquely designed to create an imbalance in the catch phase of a stroke, which forces swimmers to apply more pressure on either side of the paddle in order to maintain a proper stroke. The variance encourages swimmers to pay increased attention to hand position in the water, keeping it level and consistent throughout the catch and pull of each stroke.

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How To Recover From A Tough Swim

How To Recover From A Tough SwimLike any exercise, swimming can be hard on the body. From time to time, you will find that there is the occasional session which was particularly hard. If you are currently training extra hard for a certain event, then you will know this feeling well. But it is important to remember to look after your body, especially after a swim - and even more so after a tough swim. Fortunately, there are a number of techniques you can use to recover from a tough swim more easily. Let’s have a look at some of the most effective of those now.

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The Benefits Of Resistance Swim Training

Whether you are training in a personal or a professional capacity, you want to make sure that you are doing so as effectively as possible. Effective training means that you are not wasting any time, and we could all do with a little more spare time in our daily lives. One particularly effective and efficient form of training for all athletes is resistance training. This comes in a variety of forms, but essentially it involves the act of pushing against some kind of artificial resistance which you have put into place. It can be a tough workout - but, of course, that is the whole point.

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How to Use a Swimmer's Snorkel for Stroke Development (with videos)

Swim Snorkel Pro is the latest development on the more conventional Swim Snorkel. Designed for more experienced swimmers, its hydrodynamic design guarantees exceptional stability at high speeds. This feature not only allows you to maintain an efficient swimming technique, it also guarantees an efficient swimming style in workouts focusing on developing strength in the water.

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Why Should I Use Positive Drive Fins?

FINIS Positive Drive FinsThe Positive Drive Fins are unique from any other short blade fin in your gear bag, they allow you to complete a perfectly legal Breaststroke kick while you are wearing them. This gives the coach and swimmer a ton of flexibility in their workouts. Now it is possible to implement the explosive training power of fins right into a standard IM or breaststroke set.

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Pulling Two Ways With the Axis Buoy

The Axis Buoy has been out in the world for quite some time now, but we’re still finding new ways to use it! Most recently, we’ve been using the Axis Buoy at the ankles and legs within the same set. We like this method because it prevents lulls in distance or endurance training.

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