Workout Index - Sterling Center YMCA
This page contains an index of workouts performed at the Sterling Center
YMCA beginning March 27, 2009. A more comprehensive index of all workout
themes can be found on the following webpage: MIT
If you are new to this program, see the following:
If you are new to group swim workouts in general, see the following:
Weekly Workout Focus
|Two tricks to keep stroking in the front quadrant.
27 Mar 09
|Posture, Line, and Balance
||Every now and then you have to go back to square one, and cycle
through the drills that remind you how impor tant it is to master
the fundamentals: posture, line and balance.
3 Apr 09
||Endurance freestyle is sometimes called hip driven freestyle,
so let's get the hip part of it right.
10 Apr 09
||Focusing on different muscle groups used during the catch and pull
can help build a whole-body stroke. And it can help to distribute
the pain equally on longer swims!
17 Apr 09
||Even hip rotation to both sides is a challenge. Most swimmers rotate
pretty well to one side, not so well to the other.
26 Apr 09
|High Elbows (One at a
||Work on the high-elbow, early vertical forearm catch, by doing a number of one-arm drills.
1 May 09
||In swimming you set an anchor with your hand and forearm, and then
pull your body to that anchor.
8 May 09
||Conceptual focus points can provide mental images or feelings that
will improve your swimming.
14 May 09
|Not Half Bad
||One way to feel what is right or wrong with your stroke, is to swim
half a repeat exaggerating a flaw, and the rest of the repeat doing
it right. The first half of the repeat is "bad", the second
half insn't, so we call these "not-half-bad" sets!
21 May 09
|Catching up is hard to do
||After posture, balance and alignment problems, the timing of the
freestyle catch and pull is the biggest problem area for most endurance
swimmers. This focus is on front quadrant, "catch up" timing.
29 May 09
Do you have a workout focus that has worked for you? Send Coach
Bill a note and let him know about it. Thanks!