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Why point to elbow?

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The grip, first mentioned by Doc Counselman, can be described by the following analogy: When a person gets on a surfboard and paddles out to meet a wave, the arms stick out the sides of the board, allowing Allow the forearms to come upright and the hands to push or grab the water to propel the board forward. Swimmers can't direct the water backwards until the arms and hands are pointing forward, so they shouldn't try to apply force until the arms are in this position with the elbows high. The inability to achieve this is the most common technical error that prevents slower swimmers from becoming faster swimmers.

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We only have to enter the pool to apply it now that we have remembered what we had forgotten. One of the most difficult skills to master in swimming is the grip that develops a high elbow pull.

The reason for this is that in the movement patterns we learn to propel ourselves with our arms. Think about doing pull-ups or climbing a rope.

We need to learn a new way to pull.

I like to use paddle swimming or elastic band swimming to teach the best mechanics for a jerk. Here is what Jol Filliol had to say about the two methods.

Swimming paddles can be used for technical purposes, although many use the pull as a way to increase intensity. The added pressure on the hands that comes from using the paddles often helps keep the elbow high and the armpits open, a technical error that occurs in freestyle.

The key to swimming faster is to engage the core muscles, not just the arms, and the improved grip allows better use of the lats. If a swimmer can feel a bit of fatigue after a good set of pulls, then he or she is on the right track.

Swimming plain and simple is defined in the Columbia Encyclopedia. Next time you go to the pool, think about this.

The original article was published in December. We have forgotten something in the triathlon book. has a story about little something that we have forgotten.

Ernest W. Maglischo, "Swimming Fastest." - Joel Filliol, “3 key workouts for an off-season swim focus” - Departments/Training/2005/storybfd9.htm

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