Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hip Driven

Today I intensely focused on having my stroke be hip driven.  Meaning I really made sure to take all drive away from any pull, and focus on rotating my hips either right before, or at the same time as my upper body.  Instead of the other way around.  I felt a huge improvement in the level of effort as well as strain on my shoulders. It was awesome.  I bought some KT tape after talking with Kevin at South Davis.  I think I'll apply it a few times to my right shoulder to see if it helps on long swims where some extra support would be nice to have.  But I'll have to have Cathi apply it while watching this video:

Except after today's swim, not sure it's necessary as my shoulder felt awesome.  In fact, my left shoulder felt more sore than my right one which is a huge relief!  Here's the workout I did:

100 free easy
200 IM
300 - 4 x 75's build on 1:20
400 - 2 x 200's free
500 free
600 - 3 x 200's middle one IM
700 - 2 x (100 back, 100 breast, 50 free, 100 one arm fly)
800 - 400 kick, 2 x 200's free
900 snorkel easy
1000 pull
500 free
400 kick
300 - 4 x 75's build on 1:15
200 free
100 easy
50 grandpa swimming

7,050 yards total (4 miles)
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