How bad do you want it? Learn what it takes to be an Open Water swimming champion and Olympian by following Alex Meyer through a typical day of training as he prepares physically and mentally to compete with the world's best swimmers.
If you are a competitive swimmer, swim coach, triathlete, or triathlon coach, this video will teach you how to integrate training with the Vasa Ergometer (Erg) swim bench to achieve dramatic improvements in stroke technique, sustained stroke power, speed and stamina so you can swim faster than ever before.
Masters Swimmer and Coach, Karlyn Pipes, holds more world records than any swimmer ever (over 200 to date). In this video, Karlyn teaches 5 technique points that are central to improving technique and putting more power & efficiency into all 4 strokes. You'll learn how to successfully integrate these 5 techniques into training on the Vasa Ergometer with swimming in the pool or open water. With Karlyn's expert coaching, you'll swim faster with less effort.
Karlyn's 5 Techniques include: 1. Hand Placement how to properly set up the stroke 2. Fingertip Orientation High Elbow Catch or Early Vertical Forearm 3. Wrist Awareness and Karlyn's secret weapon: The Power of the Y 4. Umph at the Front where to apply the power in your stroke 5. Exiting the Stroke reduce drag and use less effort on the recovery
-------- Coach Tim Crowley, 2009 USA Triathlon Elite National Coach of the Year, and renowned multi-sport Coach Al Lyman, explain how to integrate the Vasa Ergometer into fitness routines as a powerful training tool. Focus points include:
• Starting Out - Using the Vasa Ergometer properly • Benefits of Training with the Vasa Power Meter • Integrating Erg Training with Pool Swimming • Key Erg Workouts - Transitions, Cross Training, Prehab and Rehab
These swimming drills focus on improving swim-specific strength and proper technique, using the Trainer Strap System accessory on the Vasa Swim Erg. The straps turn the Swim Erg into a Vasa Trainer, whereby you pull your body past your hands. Drills were designed and demonstrated by Coach Eric Neilsen.
_____________________________________________________________________________ Since 1988, Vasa has produced premium quality exercise training equipment for sports, fitness and rehabilitation. For decades, World Champion Professionals, Olympians, and amateur swimmers, swim coaches, triathletes, triathlon coaches, Physical Therapists, doctors and conditioning coaches worldwide have selected the Vasa Trainer and Vasa Ergometer to dramatically improve performance for swimmers, Ironman triathletes, surfers, SUP paddlers, kayakers, nordic skiers, and those seeking total-body fitness. Let's do something great!