The New Year provides a great point in a year to consider new beginnings and to consider what feelings and experiences you want in the next year. Whether your focus is business, sporting or family or areas in each, I think it important to firstly STOP, CHECK IN and REVIEW.
Swimming has to be one of the most technical sports you could learn and a lot of coaches will have opinions on what works best for swimmers. If you are one of those people that just follow one persons theory then you can stop reading now but for a number of swimmers that are open minded or don't have a coach to advise on the best solution for them, then maybe give this a try to help you work out what works best for your arm recovery.
In our busy lives we need to be efficient and make every second count in our training. In the water a Finis Tempo Trainer Pro when will keep you on task and focused on your training goals and objectives.
Out of the water a set of StretchCordz will help build strength while executing optimal technique that you can see.
Learn more about the use of these two pieces of equipment to help your swimming.
Every competitive swimmer, triathlete, Masters swimmer and fitness swimmer does some kind of kick set in their practices.
There’s sprint kick sets, endurance kick sets, kick sets with fins, kick sets without fins, kick sets using some form of additional resistance (e.g. completing kicking practice while wearing gym shoes or towing a resistance device like a sponge), “combination” sets where you swim one lap and kick the next, timed kick sets and kicking races.
And for the most part, kick sets are done while the swimmer is holding on to a kickboard.
Coaches have varying views of how to hold a kickboard during kicking practice, however, the most common ways of holding a kickboard are:
- Holding the kickboard at the end nearest to the swimmer’s head – the “near” edge;
- Holding the kickboard at the end furthest away from the swimmer’s head – the “far” edge;
- Holding the kickboard by placing one hand on either side of the board.
No matter which way you’re holding your kickboard during kicking practice: you’re probably doing it wrong.
It’s time to let go.