Faster Freestyle Swimming: Part 2. Fingertip Orientation: High Elbow Catch

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Improve your freestyle swimming technique, efficiency and power with Masters Swimming World Record Holder, National Duathlon winner, and coach, Karlyn Pipes. Coach Pipes demonstrates five techniques for improving freestyle using the Vasa Ergometer and underwater video instruction. These techniques will lead to more efficient freestyle swimming and increased stroke power to achieve speed, sustained power, and freestyle endurance:

Technique 2. Fingertip Orientation.
Fingertips need to be straight forward for the most power in the freestyle stroke. Karlyn demonstrates how strength diminishes when the elbows are straightened or hands are pointed outward or inward. The most potentially dangerous position is one in which the hands get ahead of the elbow, and the internal rotation can be very damaging to the shoulder. Keep the fingers pointed straight forward to obtain the Early Vertical Forearm. Tim Crowley demonstrates each arm position while stationary and also on the Vasa Ergometer.

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Essential Techniques to Improve Freestyle Swimming
Technique 1. Hand Placement: How to properly set up the stroke

Technique 2. Fingertip Orientation: High Elbow Catch or Early Vertical Forearm

Technique 3. Wrist Awareness and Karlyn's secret weapon: The Power of the Y

Technique 4. Umph at the Front: Where to apply the power in your stroke

Technique 5. Exiting the Stroke: Reduce drag and use less effort on the recovery

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Since 1988, Vasa has produced premium quality, "team & club tested" exercise equipment for sports, fitness and PT rehabilitation. For decades, Olympic-level swimmers, swim coaches, triathletes, triathlon coaches, and dry land conditioning coaches worldwide have selected Vasa Trainers and Vasa Ergometers as "must-have" training tools to improve athletic performance with sports-specific strength, endurance, power, and perfecting stroke technique. Vasa is a mainstay for swimmers, triathletes, surfers, kayak, canoe & SUP paddlers, cross fitters, nordic skiers who want the extra edge in sports performance and functional fitness. For more information about Vasa, Inc:
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Faster Freestyle Swimming: Part 2. Fingertip Orientation: High Elbow Catch

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Improve your freestyle swimming technique, efficiency and power with Masters Swimming World Record Holder, National Duathlon winner, and coach, Karlyn Pipes. Coach Pipes demonstrates five techniques for improving freestyle using the Vasa Ergometer and underwater video instruction. These techniques will lead to more efficient freestyle swimming and increased stroke power to achieve speed, sustained power, and freestyle endurance:

Technique 2. Fingertip Orientation.
Fingertips need to be straight forward for the most power in the freestyle stroke. Karlyn demonstrates how strength diminishes when the elbows are straightened or hands are pointed outward or inward. The most potentially dangerous position is one in which the hands get ahead of the elbow, and the internal rotation can be very damaging to the shoulder. Keep the fingers pointed straight forward to obtain the Early Vertical Forearm. Tim Crowley demonstrates each arm position while stationary and also on the Vasa Ergometer.

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Essential Techniques to Improve Freestyle Swimming
Technique 1. Hand Placement: How to properly set up the stroke
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTQpF_mmg44
Technique 2. Fingertip Orientation: High Elbow Catch or Early Vertical Forearm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsgZX2oD9CY
Technique 3. Wrist Awareness and Karlyn's secret weapon: The Power of the Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZO738a8WQw
Technique 4. Umph at the Front: Where to apply the power in your stroke
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPMFxYDPkqs
Technique 5. Exiting the Stroke: Reduce drag and use less effort on the recovery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUWAZo-03u0

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Since 1988, Vasa has produced premium quality, "team & club tested" exercise equipment for sports, fitness and PT rehabilitation. For decades, Olympic-level swimmers, swim coaches, triathletes, triathlon coaches, and dry land conditioning coaches worldwide have selected Vasa Trainers and Vasa Ergometers as "must-have" training tools to improve athletic performance with sports-specific strength, endurance, power, and perfecting stroke technique. Vasa is a mainstay for swimmers, triathletes, surfers, kayak, canoe & SUP paddlers, cross fitters, nordic skiers who want the extra edge in sports performance and functional fitness. For more information about Vasa, Inc:
Web: http://www.vasatrainer.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VasaInc
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VasaTrainer
Voice: 1.800.488.8272

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