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    Re: So much faster with a pull buoy

    hey Steve, don't give up on the pull bouy yet, they can be pretty useful.
    there are probably a lot more good reasons but here are a few.

    you will learn how it feels to swim with proper body position. then you can use different head position or other technique change to get that feeling back when swimming full stroke.

    after a tough set, pulling is one way to keep the aerobic work going without your stroke falling apart from fatigue.

    using a bouy even without paddles overloads the arms.

    breaks up monotony of swimming thousands of yds freestyle.

    forces a faster turnover.

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    Re: So much faster with a pull buoy

    [quoteforces a faster turnover][/quote]

    The main reason why I use a pull bouy is that it forces a tempo change.

    I feel that one should adjust their stroke draw and turnover rate according to the distance of the race and exhaustion factor.

    Pull bouys make me change my stroke.

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    Re: So much faster with a pull buoy

    Quote Originally Posted by RuffWater View Post
    I'm with Mike. Agree with what he says.

    As for a "drill": When I wear a buoy, I almost always wear a strap around my ankles. The buoy keeps my legs afloat, and the strap keeps me from kicking even a little. This quickly exposes any imbalance issues you have in your stroke - the ones that are counterbalanced with a split of the legs (the kind of split that creates drag and slows you down). For me, it's the best way to keep my stroke in check and in line.

    The reactions I get from people who do this "drill" for the first time are remarkable. Most only take a few strokes before they stop and exclaim how "out of control" they feel. Many end up rolling over on their back because they don't have that crazy countering, split leg kick to keep them on their stomachs.
    I like to use a dolphin kick to balance my stroke. I'm afraid of getting an addiction to the buoy, as some put it. I'm also very aware of the leg spreading technique associated with maintaining balance. Using a dolphin kick in warm up help me to stay aware of imbalances caused by my legs....

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    Re: So much faster with a pull buoy

    Think of a log when swimming. a straight position with out any "hanging" branches [legs] and that seems to help me keep a better position.

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