14x NCAA All American, Coley Stickels, provides athletes with a great dryland training exercise that is essential to modern swim technique and speed. This exercise is designed to develop scapular strength and increase scapular flexibility in a unique way.
The athlete holds onto the straps connected above and while leaning backward at approximately a 30 degree angle with feet forward pulls his or her body upright by spreading the hands outward without bending the elbows. The exercise starts with the scapula fully apart and extended, and finishes with both scapula as close together as possible.
World class strength & conditioning coach, Tim McClellan, guides you through a variety of sprint mechanics drills. These are excellent progressions to work on the technical aspect of creating more force in your legs.
For the B-Skips it is important to get your foot under your hips and to lift your knee and foot up to waist height.
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