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2013-08-20 4:52 PM


Subject: Waterless Swim Training ???
Anyone have suggestions for swim training w/o water? I live way out in the country and don't have local access to a pool. New to training. Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!


2013-08-20 5:14 PM
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Wow. This should be interesting.
2013-08-20 5:43 PM
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Look up Stretch Cords swim exercises on You Tube! The cords are very inexpensive and very effective! In the summertime, I can only swim during the weekend. I use the Stretch Cords during the week to work my "swim" muscles.

I use the two cords with the least resistance. Less strain and more reps are preferred.
2013-08-20 6:29 PM
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There are some exercises you can do with TRX bands that mimic swimming. Take a look on You tube.
2013-08-20 6:48 PM
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I'm really the last person who should be dishing out swim advice. ... But having said that, I've found it very useful to use Strech Cordz. It's possible to get a fairly good workout in with the cords in a small fraction of the time that it takes to get to the pool etc. If I'm in a swim training phase, then I can do work with cords every day, perhaps for a few minutes before a bike trainer workout. It's no substitute for pool work, but I've found that it can make my pool training more effective, as I come into it far better prepared. I also learned a better pull (early vertical forearm) using the cords, because I was able to pay attention to the appropriate engagement of the lat muscles when not distracted by breathing etc.
2013-08-20 8:22 PM
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Tyler, TX
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A couple of options, fairly expensive and not necessarily recommended for beginner swimmers, but options none-the-less:


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