Understand Why We Do The Drill, :
- Teaches you to stay low to the water as you breathe
- Helps you learn how to limit your rotation as you breathe
How To Do It:
- Put your fins on so you are able to sit higher in the water.
- Lay face down in the water, one arms should be extended out in front of you in the “Superman” extension while the other arm is pushed against your side,
- Your legs should be extended out behind you.
- Relax your head and neck between your arms into a natural position so your eyes are looking directly at the bottom of the pool.
- When you need to breath, rotate your shoulders a small amount (to about 25-30*) and turn your head the rest of the way for the breath.
- Keep one ear and one eye in the water while you take a quick breath and then return you head to the starting position with eyes looking straight down.
- Keep your extended arm still as you rotate
Things To Focus On:
- Keep keep one ear and one eye in the water while you take a quick breath.
- Look to the side, not to the sky.
- Keep the palm of your extended hand parallel to the bottom of the pool as you take the breath.
- Let your head move with the shoulders as you begin to take the breath, use your neck to turn your head back faster
- Focus on extending your arm out in front of you and reaching forward.
- Keep your ear as close to your bicep as you possibly can as you take the breath.
- Only turn your head enough to get your mouth out the water. There isn’t a big window of time to get this breath in, you have to be quick
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