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adrianandcielo
December 22nd, 2011, 02:33 PM
What are some ways to drop time in the 100 butterfly ? and is Stretch Cordz A good way to drop time in the 100 butterfly?

Rob Copeland
December 22nd, 2011, 03:56 PM
What are some ways to drop time in the 100 butterfly ?1) Work with your coach to improve your technique
2) Work with your coach to improve your fitness
3) Work with your coach to improve your strength



and is Stretch Cordz A good way to drop time in the 100 butterfly?
Stretch Cordz can be used to augment your strength and fitness workouts. So yes, as part of a complete training regiment, Stretch Cordz are a good way to improve your times.

Chris Stevenson
December 22nd, 2011, 04:48 PM
Get stronger, I think butterfly sprinting responds better to strength gains than other strokes. (And I still think of 100 fly as mostly a sprint.)

Work on your dolphin kick a lot. Work on your underwater streamline. Figure out the optimum number of kicks to take off the walls.

As dryland exercise, I think cords are virtually worthless: there are far more productive ways of spending precious training time. In the water I think they can be useful (both swimming against and swimming with the resistance).

These are strictly my opinions, of course; YMMV.

:carolers:

androvski
December 22nd, 2011, 05:04 PM
Stretch Cordz A good way to drop time in the 100 butterfly?
Forget elastic tubing. Go do some pull ups and your times will drop.

ande
December 23rd, 2011, 11:06 AM
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Train for the 200 & 500 fr

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Michael Heather
December 24th, 2011, 05:41 AM
Depends on your training. If you are in the water a lot, swim a LOT of fly. In every distance. If you are in the weight room, do specific weight training for fly muscles (especially core). If you only have stretch cords, use them. Focus all of your training on one race and you will improve.

SolarEnergy
December 24th, 2011, 08:52 AM
What are some ways to drop time in the 100 butterfly ? and is Stretch Cordz A good way to drop time in the 100 butterfly? What's your pb at the moment?

adrianandcielo
December 24th, 2011, 10:21 AM
So far this year 57.00 and 25.1 in the 50. My time last year was 24.8 and 56.3

adrianandcielo
December 24th, 2011, 10:28 AM
But i really want to be at 54.30 so i can qualify for Highschool states. I started doing pushups everyday, pullups, and 4 rounds of 30 seconds of stretch cordz work

My problem is that when i train at practice i dont know what i should be going for 25s , 50s and 75s. For example our coach puts 50s on 40. What should i be holding for each 50? 25s are sometimes put on 15,20 and 25, 75s are put on 50,55 and sometimes a minute

PatrickJM
December 24th, 2011, 01:42 PM
The upcoming issue of Swimmer will have an article regarding dryland stretch cords, which I'm looking forward to. I really benefit from them and work with pretty much every gauge of resistance. For butterfly I'll also use the cords for working with my arm recovery stroke as well as the power stroke.

adrianandcielo
December 24th, 2011, 01:53 PM
Which Stretch Cordz is better to use? i Have Red and Blue. I just started two days ago and i been using the Blue one ( heavier resistance) for 4 rounds of 30 seconds.

Should i use the Red one for endurance for the 100 butterfly or the blue ?

PatrickJM
December 24th, 2011, 02:06 PM
Which Stretch Cordz is better to use? i Have Red and Blue. I just started two days ago and i been using the Blue one ( heavier resistance) for 4 rounds of 30 seconds.

Should i use the Red one for endurance for the 100 butterfly or the blue ?

I have the Body Sport tubes so the color coding is different. Use a lighter gauge for the recovery stroke and a heavier one for the power stroke. And stay with it and I'm sure you'll notice a difference.

I'll welcome anyone here to advise on how close to competition to stop the cords/weights. Anyone?