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gull
May 24th, 2004, 07:30 AM
I've been swimming many of my longer sets with a pull buoy (no paddles) and have found that this seems to be easier on my shoulders. I've been able to increase my yardage and lower my intervals. I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience or knew of a reason not to do this.

old dog
May 24th, 2004, 07:37 AM
I don't use pull bouys anymore....unless I am feeling lazy;)
They make it too easy....

Having said that, bouys may be useful for balance drills.

It may seem easier swimming with the bouys by getting
your hips into the position they "ought" to be in. Try to
maintain your pull bouy position/balance without the bouys
by adjusting the angles/position of your head and upper body.

Raising your hips in the water while swimming decreases drag
a lot! You'll swim faster and easier!