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Workouts and Tips: Pairing Resistance and Tempo Training

Tempo Trainer ProWhen I think about the Tempo Trainer Pro, I think about what I call the “Holy Grail of Swim Coaching”, which in my opinion is knowing how many strokes you’re taking and how fast you’re taking them. After discussing this with hundreds of swim coaches over the years, I found little if any disagreement. That said, when coaches work on stroke counts they inevitably run into to the problem of needing to increase power.

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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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FINIS Introduces SwimEars - Keep Water Out, Let Sound In

FINIS SwimearsFINIS, Inc. a worldwide leader in technical swimming innovation, is excited to announce the launch of the SwimEars® watertight acoustic earplugs.These revolutionary earplugs are designed to let sound in and keep water out. The SwimEars® were originally designed by Christian Dittrich and his team at Ear Labs in Sweden. His team of specialists spent over 1,000 hours designing, developing and prototyping the product to create an innovative, new earplug.

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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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New FINIS Edge Fins

FINIS Edge FinsThe FINIS Edge Fins have arrived! The new training tool from FINIS brings new possibilities to your swim training, revolutionizing the design and benefits of swim training fins! We're lucky enough to have had an advanced delivery arrive to our warehouse before most other retailers and there's ;imited stock available now on our website! If you're quick you can be one of the first to try a pair of the new swim fins.

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Use Short Training Fins To Build Endurance And Speed

During your swim training, swimming with a long fin could be reducing the full potential of your workout. The large surface area of long swim fins gives a great amount of forward propulsion, allowing the swimmer to move with little effort. Long fins are useful in many ways during training, but the long blade fin is not always the best option for creating muscular endurance. Short training fins like the FINIS Zoomers demand a faster kick rate and a higher intensity, resulting in a different, and more specific range of benefits for the swimmer.

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Are You Using Resistance Cords For Dryland Swim Training? (With Video)

FINIS Dryland CordsResistance workouts are a vital aspect of swim training and conditioning. Attaching to an anchor point, Resistance Cords allow swimmers to train outside the water and simulate swimming movements, building strength and a better range of motion. The Resistance Cords are appropriate for swimmers of all ages and abilities, they come in different strengths of resistance. The cords are also a great tool to combat injury and maintain strength in the off season.

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