Category Archives: AquaVolo

“Similarities between DragSox® and the 2014 Olympics Speedskating Suit” (AquaVolo.com)

Originally from AquaVolo.com The two images above represent two tools for two very different sports. The image on the left, DragSox®, is a power training tool for swimmers. The image on the right is a suit for the 2014 Olympics … Continue reading

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The key to Freestyle Balance: Strong Core and then Everything Else

Originally from AquaVolo.com USA Swimming recently posted a short article titled “The Key to Freestyle Balance: Breathing and Kick” [1] in which the author, Matt Barbini, suggests that a lack of balance is the root of most common flaws in freestyle. … Continue reading

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AquaVolo DragSox vs. Running Shoes

For swimmers… The difference between DragSox® and running shoes.   Click here for more information.

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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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