Focus on body alignment; rotate from your hips and shoulders (not your kick). Go 25’s or 50’s alternating sides. Please leave a comment if you have any questions or opinions regarding this drill.
When I heard about Jason Lezak’s Sprint Free DVD, I had to get a copy for myself but also to review it for ProSwimWorkouts. There’s something about Jason, other than the fact that he probably had the most amazing relay swim in Olympic history, making you want to know how he did stay as fit and strong over the years.
Short video showing the famous kayak drill by University of Michigan Head Coach Mike Bottom.
Great description of the kayak drill by Coach Erik (seen on SwimSwam.com):
Use your kick board as a paddle. Grab it on the ends and while on your back, push water towards your feet. Right arm goes in first on the right side and likewise with the left. You connect from your core, out to your arm – focus on that connection. Recover your arms like backstroke, you could think of it as double arm backstroke with rotation.
Last October, we were able to make a donation towards Anthony Ervin’s 2012 World Cup Tour. With this donation came a few perks which we will now give away to our premium members.