Are You Frustrated About Spending Hours in the Water Without Seeing Tangible Progress?
Time is a luxury as a triathlete. There are so many training pieces to fit together each week! To plan your swim/bike/run workouts amongst work, family and some sort of social life can be mission impossible!
When you finally get the piece to fit together, you want to make damn sure that you’re not wasting any of your workouts!
I receive coaching requests every day from triathletes here in Dubai and around the world. All of them with the same goal:
“Coach, I need to improve my swimming”.
The next step is where a lot of you get caught up. Figuring out how!
Every workout you do should help you improve. Every swim should move you closer to your ultimate goal.
Think about someone looking to invest some money. The goal is to get the biggest possible return on the investment. In the same way, you want to see the most progress possible from your time spent in the pool.
The more progress you can make in the time you have available the quicker you’re going to achieve your goals! And achieving goals is AWESOME!
So if you’re wondering “how do I improve my swimming?”…
Two easy ways you can make better use of your workout time in the pool:
1. Follow A Plan
Have you ever Googled a swim workout while you’re driving to the pool? Or are you just repeating the same workout every time you hit the water?
If this is you, you are not making the best use of your time in the pool!
You need to follow a structured plan.
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If you have a goal, you need a plan.
Training without a plan is like getting in your car and driving to a destination you’ve never been to… without using a GPS!
You’re going to get lost. You’re going to take the long way around. You’re going to ask strangers for directions even though you’re adamant you got this! And sadly, you’re going to waste a lot of time…
Chances are you may never even arrive at your destination.
2. Film Yourself Swimming or Get a Video Analysis Done
Swimming is very foreign to us humans. Our ability to know and understand what our bodies are doing in the water is very poor.
That’s why seeing yourself swim can be so eye opening and valuable.
Only once you watch yourself swim on video do you realize the areas that need the most improvements.
I film the athletes that I work with at least every 10 weeks. By doing so, we know exactly what stroke technique points we should focus on during each workout.
Check out how Video Analysis Helped Amin Drop Minutes Off His Swim Time! Read it HERE.
Don’t allow swimming to become a frustrating experience where every trip to the pool is a waste of time. Your time might be limited but you can maximize it to make sure that every workout is helping you improve and moving you closer to your ultimate goal.