Improving Speed

Improving Speed

Post by longislan » Wed, 10 Mar 1999 04:00:00


I'm a  recreation swimmer averaging 1000 m continously in free style.
I'm trying to improve my speed, any suggestion?
I picked up a work out schedule in a magazine & it goes like this:
warm up exercises such as arm stretching etc
200 m slow
400 with paddle & buoy in constant pace
200 on kick flips by holding bouy
4X 100 interval
200 slow
stretching exercises.
I'm currently trying to reduce the number of strokes by longer, stronger
stroke & harder kick filps. Is that the right direction?
Would it help if I follow the pace of a better distance swimmer?
 
 
 

Improving Speed

Post by Gleshna » Wed, 10 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>I'm trying to improve my speed, any suggestion?

Have you considered working on your stroke length?

Bob

 
 
 

Improving Speed

Post by Gazo » Wed, 10 Mar 1999 04:00:00

As far as improving speed I would love to know as well.  I have never been a
competitive swimmer and need to get my 500m time under 8 min.
Any training tips would be great+ACE-

 
 
 

Improving Speed

Post by Mike Rober » Wed, 10 Mar 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>I'm a  recreation swimmer averaging 1000 m continously in free style.
>I'm trying to improve my speed, any suggestion?
>I picked up a work out schedule in a magazine & it goes like this:
>warm up exercises such as arm stretching etc
>200 m slow
>400 with paddle & buoy in constant pace
>200 on kick flips by holding bouy
>4X 100 interval
>200 slow
>stretching exercises.
>I'm currently trying to reduce the number of strokes by longer, stronger
>stroke & harder kick filps. Is that the right direction?
>Would it help if I follow the pace of a better distance swimmer?

if you want to improve speed.. swimming that exercise a lot will do it
a little... if you stay in the water.  But its not the best idea.

If you want to get that much faster, why are you swimming so much SLOW
stuff in there?  Also, you shouldn't do the same thign all day.
That's how you get bored and that's how you stop swimming.  Change it
up, make up sets... do some 50's too...  check out a technique video
and work on those on fast 25's.  Mix up your workouts, and if you feel
any shoulder pain with the paddles, don't use them.

If you want to go fast, i'd rather do 1000 good hard yards than 2000
garbage yards.  mix it up at your will.  Good technique could be whats
holding you back the most as well...

                        Mike Roberto

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