How to add variety to IM Training

by FINIS 0

April 28th, 2014 Gear, International, Training

ADD VARIETY TO IM TRAINING WITH THE ALIGNMENT KICKBOARD

The Alignment Kickboard is undoubtedly an optimal tool for building both leg and core strength during a workout. Tooday we are reminding you that the Alignment Kickboard is also a great way to add versility when training for specificity; such as IM. For those tough IM training days, the Alignment Kickboard is a great way to spice things up while building a broad set of skills.

Next time you plan an IM set, try using the Alignment Kickboard for a majority of the workout while keeping the following tips in mind:

  • Incorporate consistent drilling with each stroke, using the Alignment Kickboard to reinforce correct technique
  • Include underwater kicking with the Alignment Board to keep the intensity high
  • Use head up kicking as mild recovery after race-pace IM swims

Check out the Workout of the Week below for more ideas.

Happy swimming!

Team FINIS

1 x 300 Warm Up 

 

2 Rounds (1200 yards) 

2 x 125 Free

2 x 100 Back

2 x 75 Choice

 

2 Rounds (2800 yards) 

12 x 25 Drill with Alignment Kickboard (3 each stroke; 1 arm Butterfly, hold board above head and switch hands on Backstroke, board between legs with Breaststroke pull, catch up drill Freestyle) 

4 x 50 Kick with Alignment Kickboard (6 dolphin kicks underwater off each wall) 

4 x 50 Build Free

1 x 300 IM

1 x 200 IM

1 x 100 IM FAST

4 x 25 recovery kick with Alignment Board (IM order)

 

1 x 300 Warm Down

 

Total yards: 4600

 

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