Today's training rotation landed on an upper push focus, with incline bench being the primary compound movement. The working sets were 2x6 & 2x5, 240lbs at the top set. The past 6 weeks has yielded the most progress on that movement since tweaking my right shoulder labrum a couple of years back. Patience, patience, patience.
💥DO YOU GET EXTRA SPEED FROM YOUR KICK 💥
It is a common question whether kicking increase the speed of swimmers in the frontal crawl. The 18 swimmers of Olympic/National level in this study were tested in 10 different speeds the addition of the kick gave them increased velocity between 0.17 and -0.02 meter per second. Swipe for intro and book. 💥 Conclusions are: 1) Kicking does not automatically increase speed 2) It may be worth it if the race is close enough. 3) In sprints the kick is worth more.💥 IN REAL LIFE: For a triathlete as well as an open water ace it is important to save energy. The triathlete for the bike and the swimmer for the finish. The pool swimmer needs to use this study to find the highest sustainable average velocity. Most likely swimmers less trained than the ones in the study will have even less use of their legs. So - many rookie swimmers just have to minimize the biomechanical damage from the kick.
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished but by what you should have accomplished with your ability
. If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves