Training & Technique

14 June 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

4 exercises to strengthen your ankles

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Find out why you need to strengthen your ankles and how to do it. A swimmer’s ankles are extremely important for a very simple reason: they connect your legs to your feet. A swimmer’s leg kick is completed by their

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12 June 2018

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Kickboards and fins to improve your breaststroke

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3 different drills to focus on your leg kick, arm stroke and another key part of the breaststroke: the underwater arm stroke. You definitely need to improve your technique if you want to swim the breaststroke better. This article will

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7 June 2018

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Learn the correct freestyle hand position

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Improve the position of your fingers during the underwater stage of your stroke. Try our exercises! How many times have you been told “Close your fingers, otherwise you won’t catch the water”? Well, when you swim you have to think

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22 May 2018

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Dive and tumble turn: 2 exercises to improve your push-off

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Let’s see why and, above all, how to improve your push-off when diving in and tumble-turning. As we all know, there are four different swim strokes, but over the last few years the underwater phase has come to be seen

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18 May 2018

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It is just a matter of… LEGS!

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Today we will be looking at how to use your legs and we will also be suggesting some specific training exercises. For adult men in particular, legs can often become little more than “dead weights”! Bulky masses of muscle, which,

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8 May 2018

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Butterfly – Training plan for beginners and amateurs

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The butterfly is the swim stroke that has evolved most over the last 10 years. Breathing every stroke, “shifting your weight” forwards (also a feature of the breaststroke) and as little forward head movement as possible. It is the hardest

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4 May 2018

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CrossFit: pros and cons for swimming

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Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of CrossFit as supplementary training for swimming. Today we’re going to talk about a rather recent innovation in sports training that could be introduced into the swimming. I am talking about

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24 April 2018

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What effect does lack of sleep have on performance?

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Rest is a vital part of performance and a real key to achieving your goals. Over the last few years it has become increasingly obvious that the quality of an athlete’s performances depends on several factors. Physical fitness, mental preparation,

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16 March 2018

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13 Breaststroke Tips&Tricks

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Even though it might seem to an onlooker as if somebody is swimming really well, that does not always translate into a good swim time for that particular stroke. The breaststroke requires timing and coordination, hydro-dynamism and the proper application

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26 February 2018

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The Backstroke: How to swim “belly upwards”

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Level: beginner Unlike the other three competitive swim strokes, the backstroke is the only one swum on your back for the entire race. This means that a good sense of direction is important as well as coordination. Historical overview Nobody

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