Pilates-inspired Workout For Stronger Swimming Using The Vasa Trainer Pro

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Pilates Workout For Stronger Swimming, Triathlon, and Surfing Description & Specific Instructions: Important note to athletes and coaches: Before starting this workout, we recommend starting with this mat warm-up designed to prepare you for the main workout. Main Workout: 1. Hip rolls with shoulder extension Supine on bench holding handles with arms reaching overhead. Inhale […]

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Vasa Lane 9 Workout Video #3 – Full Body Strength & Conditioning Circuit for Swimmers, Triathletes & Surfers

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Full Body Strength & Conditioning Circuit for Swimmers, Triathletes & Surfers With Coach Dan Daly, CSCS This full-body swim conditioning workout was designed with an emphasis on speed and strength using the Vasa Trainer Pro.  (Note:  it’s also OK to do this workout using a Vasa SwimErg or the Vasa Sport Bench & Swim Cords).  […]

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Vasa “Lane 9” Surf Training Circuit Workout #2

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Surfer Total Fitness Workout Using Vasa Swim Cords and Sport Bench With Coach Dan Daly, CSCS    Dan Daly, master trainer, coach, and competitive open water swimmer, knows a thing or two about sport-specific training.  He has developed a series of workouts for swimmers, triathletes, and surfers to use at home, in the gym, or […]

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Dryland Training For Surfers

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At-Home Workouts For Landlocked Surfers Surfers, once loath to do anything other than surfing for conditioning, are now embracing dryland training for surfers. Why? A fitter surfer catches more waves — it’s as simple as that. The sport has evolved to a new level of competitiveness, both at the elite level and on increasingly crowded […]

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Vasa SwimErg Training Tips To Gain The Best Results

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Swim Training Resources For Vasa Athletes Vasa has many excellent resources available to help athletes and coaches gain the most from training with the Vasa SwimErg. That’s why we have compiled some of our best resources in one place.   1. An Introduction To The Vasa SwimErg We produced a 3-week introduction training program for those […]

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Better Surf Training For Maximum Results At Any Age

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“My mom once asked me, ‘Rick, when are you gonna give up surfing? My response was, ‘When they pry the surfboard out of my cold, dead fingers,’” recounts Dr. Richard Rhodes, both a scientist and longtime surfer who, at 67 years of age, is still surfing big waves, paddling an outrigger canoe competitively and conducting […]

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Benefits of Swim-Specific Training & Conditioning

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Deliberate practice makes perfect. It’s more than a cliché. And it’s true for artists, musicians, business people, teachers, and naturally, for swimmers, triathletes, and surfers. We asked two experienced coaches for their advice on the subject and both agree that the best training for swimming is swim-specific.  They also know firsthand that swim training will […]

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Get More With Less – The Benefits of Circuit Strength Training

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Maximize your training time with circuits that improve power, endurance, and strength. Jack Fabian, Ph.D. (former head swim coach at Keene State College & the US National open water swim team), knows firsthand that high-intensity circuits are one of the most efficient ways to build power, endurance, and  strength. “For younger athletes, circuits help develop […]

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Shoulder Maintenance for All Swimmers

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There are two types of swimmers. As our friend Tim Crowley likes to say: “There are two types of swimmers: Those who have had shoulder issues, and those who will develop them.” This article on SwimSwam.com is a must-read for swimmers at all levels and outlines the four most commonly injured shoulder muscles. Shoulder injuries are all […]

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