Coley Stickels provides a refreshing training exercise with stretch cords. This drill builds shoulder, lat and upper arm/tricep strength by imitating a swimming stroke with resistance. The drill is done at quick speed and for 8 to 12 reps.
The athlete grips the stretch cord handles and backs off to put tension on the cord. Then the athlete bends to align the upper body until parallel to the cords with the arms extended fully forward. The drill starts when the arms are twice swept backward between the legs and then twice swept backward with the hands outside the legs.
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Bryan Karkoska has over 13 years of experience in training top level swimmers at Auburn University. Take a look at this barbell training series which will help you develop a strong start and turn. It is also important for coaches to teach their swimmers these lifts properly.
Coach Karkoska also makes a few adjustments on the jump shrug lift to develop greater swimming specificity in the movement.
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