Category: backstroke

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The Two Biggest Kicking Mistakes

We look at how to improve your kick, we’ve got a sprinting tip if you’re a 50 or 100m swimmer, and we’ll look at getting back to basics and what that can do for you. Now with kick, there’s two main mistakes that I see made. 00:16 – The Two Biggest Kicking Mistakes 00:47 – […]

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Freestyle vs Other Strokes in Training

Freestyle is the best stroke to use for aerobic and anaerobic sets. They are the longer sets where you’re training in the lower and medium heart rate zones. It’s harder to train these energy system with form stroke so even if you’re not a freestyler, it is the best stroke to use for these kinds of sets. Form stroke is best used for threshold and speed training. So those sets where you are doing repeat 50’s with a lot of rest but at high intensity and short & sharp sprints.

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How to Swim Faster – The Little Known Secret Used by Successful Swimmers

Effective propulsive movements in swimming are performed SLOW to FAST. Unlike other sports such as running or rowing, your arms won’t be moving at a constant speed throughout the stroke. Find out why…

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Is Improving Swimming Technique The Only Way To Swim Faster?

When it comes to swimming faster, there are two ways to go about it. 1. Kick harder, pull harder and increase your stroke rate (the frequency of your strokes) 2. Improve your technique The first option is what 99% of swimmers will do in order to speed up and move faster through the water. There […]

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Swimming Technique For Beginners – 3 Killer Tips To Faster, Smoother Swimming Technique

Great swimming technique doesn’t come naturally to most people. Most people are doing the incorrect thing because they haven’t been taught how to achieve great swimming technique. Do you feel like you’re trying much harder than you should be? Do you ever find yourself exhausted after only a few laps? Does it feel like you’re […]

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How to Dominate at Swimming – 5 Butt-Kicking Tips To Becoming A Fast Swimmer

Most of us are taught that to become a better swimmer we must train harder and train for longer. This was true 20 years ago when not a great deal was understood about how we move in the water. The reality is swimmers of all abilities (especially beginners) need to focus on the correct technique […]