By combining plyometric theory with basic biomechanics, we can begin to understand how manual therapies such as Osteopathy can play a role in increasing the mobility of the spine, hips and upper limb to optimise the power of your swimming stroke.
Swimming is a very technical sport and a sound technique generally cannot be self-taught. Unless you were lucky enough to have mum and dad throw you in the ‘deep end’ at a young age, getting a grasp of correct swimming technique can be a daunting and lengthy task. The fact is that no-one has perfect technique (well maybe some Olympians are an exception), and everyone can improve their swim technique through proper coaching.
4 Reasons why your swim may not be improving
Firstly, take a look at this video of Sun Yang, the 1500m world record holder. As you read the common mistakes below, come back and view this video to see the correct technique.
These are some of the most common mistakes I see with triathletes and/or leisure swimmers, and some insights into how you may address them. Read more
It is now the off season for triathlon in the southern hemisphere. This is otherwise known as the transition or recovery phase of training. For the large majority of triathletes this means it’s time to rejuvenate and recover both physically and mentally. No matter when your key races occur (whether it be Cairns in June or Shepparton in Nov), the recovery phase is an essential part of any training program. For those who commenced racing in October and have continued through to March, it has been a long road. Here are my 8 tips for the triathlon recovery phase. These tips refer to triathlon however they can be adopted by anyone competing in individual swimming, cycling or running or team sports that require a large amount of commitment.
It’s no secret that swimming is a great, healthy way to exercise. Here are just some of the reasons why.