Your the 1st swimmer to the wall every time, but coming out of the turns your behind. You need better, more effective turns. Yes, working your turns as part of practice is a must. But what about strengthening certain muscles to make your turns more powerful, explosive and to get better distance off the walls?
Well there is a way. This month I have designed a series of strengthening exercises that will build and strengthen your core and lower body. This added strength, in the vital areas that you use while performing turns will power you off the walls faster and with greater distance.
Lets perform these exercises 2-3 days a week. Start with 2 sets of 15 and build to 3 sets after 3 weeks. Each exercise should be done with control and about 2 seconds per repetition. Faster is not better. Take a 60 sec rest between sets.
Working your turns, and strengthening you core doing these exercises, should have you whipping up on your competition in no time.
Its your TURN, now get after it!
Ball Rotation...while lying face down on a physo ball at your wasit, roll your hips to either side until your body is verticle. Stop and reverse direction.
Ball V ups....Lying on your back with a physo ball between your ankles and arms stretched out overhead, raise your legs and arms upward till they come together over your body. Then slowly lower both and repeat.
Bent Knee Hipups....While lying on your back, lift your legs with your knees bent off the ground and slightly lifting you hips up as well. Lower and repeat.
Med ball full situp....While holding a 6-12lb medicine ball and knees slightly bent, slowly lift your upper body up off the ground yo your knees and slowly lower. Repeat.