Pullbuoy Swim Tips
The guys from Effortless Swimming ask the question; Is it okay to love your pullbuoy?
Here is a video from their youtube channel they explore some of the reasons why they love to use a pullbuoy in their swim training and how it can benefit your swimming technique:
Use your pullbuoy to:
Correct your posture.
To balanced and controlled, your body needs to be firm, a strong connection from the head to the feet by having a tall and proud posture. A pullbuoy with a narrow bridge can help you to switch on your glutes and draw your belly button towards your spine, which helps build a strong posture.
Correct your alignment.
The goal in swimming is to move the greatest distance, at the fastest speed, for the least amount of effort. Poor alignment in freestyle will create resistance in the water and lead to wasted energy that isn’t moving you as far forward, or as fast. By using a pullbuoy you can focus more on what you’re doing at the front of your stroke. Your entry and extension, catch phase, the line of the pool etc. Using the pullbuoy allows you to forget about your kick for a while and really get down to perfecting your pull.
Time in the water can be precious. You may only have a few hours every week where you have access to a pool so what you do during those sessions is important. Swim fitness and strength mostly comes from being in the pool, there is only so much you can do outside the water. Use a pullbuoy and hand paddles during your workout to help develop your swim strength more quickly.
So, remember to love your pullbuoy, it can do so much for you!
At ProSwimwear we stock a range of pullbuoys from all your favourite swimming brands. From basic pullbuoys to fit the smallest budget right through to some of the more hi-tech solutions.