Category Archives: AquaVolo

Improve Balance and Reduce Drag with VB AIR

[repost from AquaVolo] The goal of every competitive swimmer is to swim faster. One way to swim faster is to reduce drag. One way to reduce drag is to improve your body position in the water by making it more … Continue reading

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Introducing VB AIR Paddles

[repost from AquaVolo] There are three common types of underwater arm pull in swimming: 1) the dropped elbow arm pull; 2) the straight arm pull; and 3) the high elbow arm pull. Here is how James Counsilman describes each in his … Continue reading

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VoloBlades – The Best Swimming Paddles For Triathletes

  VoloBlades™ are technique-enhancing paddles, uniquely designed to improve stroke mechanics by focusing energy in the lower palm, during the catch phase, fully engaging the core and large muscle groups. The result is a more powerful and efficient stroke. More … Continue reading

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The beauty of VoloBlades

[my repost from AquaVolo.com] VoloBlades are unique. Unlike traditional paddles, VoloBlades shift the point of force down to the lower part of the palm which: Encourages high elbow catch allowing for better anchoring, Generates significantly more power during the pull … Continue reading

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Brief History of Resistance Training Gear for Swimmers

From my post on Aquavolo.com: From the early age of competitive swimming athletes have been using various devices to help them get stronger and faster.  Fins and paddles were probably among the first training devices to be used by swimmers. … Continue reading

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All Strokes – Kick Overload

From GoSwim.tv.  (more about DragSox)

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Skill Learning and Sleeping

My latest post on aquavolo.com: Learning a new skill requires a lot of repeating of particular movements: the more you practice, the better you get. When you do a new swimming drill, you are learning a new skill (or skills).  … Continue reading

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Endurance Training and Coconut Water (and more)

For the long ride, I took 2 bottles, one with plain water and one with coconut water. A couple of years ago I discovered coconut water when I was looking for an alternative to the common sports drink. Coconut water … Continue reading

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FAQ about DragSox

source: AquaVolo.com What is DragSox™ ? DragSox is a power training device that is used in the water. What’s so cool about them? The beauty of DragSox is in their simplicity and effectiveness.  They add significant amount of resistance while … Continue reading

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Water Running with DragSox™

Water running with DragSox™ is great as cross training as well as for those who are injured and cannot bike and/or run. Here is a short post describing it and a video: Water Running with DragSox™

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