Swim Training courtesy of FINIS, a SwimSwam partner.
Leg strength can make or break a race – in both sprint and distance events.
Dryland workouts are a surefire way to build leg muscle and endurance; however, don’t make the mistake of neglecting leg work in the pool.
Below are 3 easy ways to build leg strength in the water:
Take advantage of the control and endurance that results from sets that require descending speed.
Try this set: 2 Rounds, 3 x 100 kick descending 1-3
2. Add Fins
3. Overkick + Distance
A strong kick is usually the first thing to go in a distance set. Don’t let that happen! Incorporate an overkick element toward the end of a long set to ensure the legs are still working hard.
Try this set: 4 x 400 free, last 100 overkick