Session Focus

  • Upper Body 90% 90%
  • Lower Body 5% 5%
  • Core 20% 20%

WEEK 6

Something a little different this week! A mixture of hard work and some visualisation!
Visualisation is a great tool to really picture how you should be swimming and train your mind/body to understand the movement patterns. For all the visualisations sit down, close your eyes, and imagine your self swimming well and focusing on whatever the technique point is. Then we’ll follow each visualisation with an exercise. 

Watch the below video first to get a nice image of technique in your head to start with…

HAND ENTRY…

Visualisation Focus

Spend 3 minutes visualising the following:

• Entering your hands at 11am and 1pm

• Aiming for a fingertips first entry

• Extending out in front once you have entered

EXERCISE

4 x 30 secs SWIM PULL with 30 seconds rest

START OF PULL…

Visualisation Focus

Spend 3 minutes visualising the following:

• Starting the pull by slightly dropping your fingertips to avoid pressing down

• Elbow going up to help press the water backwards

EXERCISE

4 x 30 secs FRONT PULL with 30 seconds rest

END OF PULL…

Visualisation Focus

Spend 3 minutes visualising the following:

• Finishing the pull/press right the way to your thigh

• Hand direction pressing backwards (not up)

EXERCISE

4 x 30 secs BACK PRESS with 30 seconds rest