I do shorter distances aerobically with short intervals and higher intensity, rather than the classic 10, 20, 30, 40 hundredths on interval approach. This helps keep me connected to my sprinting stroke. Transcript: "I do train aerobically, but it's not the classic set up of 10, 20, 30, 40 hundredths on interval. I do shorter distances on very, very almost nonexistent intervals and on a little bit higher intensity. When you spend too much time swimming, let's call it doing a hip-driven swimming just like gliding on your stroke, you end up out missing that stroke in your brain. So it takes you completely away from your sprinting stroke. So I believe that you would need to spend as much time as possible connected with this type of stroke. That's why I only like to use shorter distances and shorter intervals so you can make it a little more aerobic. But if we're talking about going 3k, 4k, 5k, it's been years and I don't do that."
I do shorter distances aerobically with short intervals and higher intensity, rather than the classic 10, 20, 30, 40 hundredths on interval approach. This helps keep me connected to my sprinting stroke.
To make your swimming stronger, you need to apply progressive overload specifically to your swimming stroke through resistance and battle drills.
My priority is to improve stroke rate without sacrificing much DPS. To do this, I need to focus on improving my technique and maintaining a high level of power output throughout each stroke. This requires staying mindful of my body position and the efficiency of my movements. Additionally, I should be aware of any potential areas of drag and work to reduce them.
I do 25 yards and on a good day, I can hit 8.7 seconds, which should translate to something below 9.5 seconds in the 25 meter dash.
To learn how to sprint using a straight arm freestyle, use freestyle strokes and dolphin kicks to get a feel for your stroke. Pay attention to what you do outside the water as much as what you do inside of it.
Swimming is becoming more specialized with programs dedicated to finding faster ways of swimming and focusing on specific events. This has developed a level of specificity that involves understanding the science, physiology, and mechanics behind each event.