Turn Tour de France TV time into a workout with these selected workouts, drills, stretches, and mental exercises.
Check out this index of the Swim Speed Drill Videos.
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In the Run Like a Champion Drills and Stretches video series on YouTube, Culpepper makes the case for adding warm-ups, drills, stretches, and cooldowns to your workout routine. With the help of professional runners Stephen Pifer and Laura Thweatt, Culpepper demonstrates the dynamic drills and stretches, showing their ideal form.
Ariana’s favorite drill for training a powerful, fast butterfly kick is “vertical dolphin kicking.” Watch her demonstrate this drill in this video.
One of Aaron Peirsol’s favorite drills is the “scull and pull,” which is designed to help a swimmer feel for the catch from the extended straight-arm entry. Watch him demonstrate this drill in this video.
Watch Peter Vanderkaay demonstrate the Catch-Up Drill in this video based on Swim Speed Strokes.
Watch elite swimmer Laura Sogar demonstrate her favorite breaststroke drill in this video.
The best swimmers in the world are masters at feeling the water. But what does that mean? Sheila Taormina explains.
The Press-Out Drill is an easy way to get in some quick upper body and core strength training in the middle of any swim workout. Watch Sheila Taormina demonstrate in this video.
In this video, Sheila demonstrates how to drill the diagonal phase using swim tubing.
Even triathletes need to work on their streamline to improve their hydrodynamics but also to improve their upper arm and shoulder flexibility and mobility for a more effective reach phase of the stroke.
Just as regular dryland strength training can turbocharge your swimming, spending just 3-5 minutes after every workout with effective swim tubing drills can make you rock-solid strong.
Possibly the most valuable drill in any swimmer’s regular practice is the freestyle one-arm drill. Watch Sheila Taormina demonstrate.
The freestyle swimming sculling drill is a great drill to improve feel for the water and forearm strength.
Which direction is the hip drive in serape swimming? Does the hip drive upward or forward? And when: before or after EVF (the catch)? Sheila answers.
The Hand-Entry Drill helps swimmers feel the water from the moment their hand enters the water. The Hand-Entry Drill also improves the high-elbow catch.
The Finish Drill trains the pitch and forward thrust of the finish phase of the underwater pull. Since this drill is done underwater, it also builds lung capacity.