Q&A with swim and tri coach Martin Hill

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  Martin Hill is a British Triathlon Federation (BTF) Level 3 Coach and a Certified Swim Smooth Coach. He has more than 20 years of experience coaching age-groupers through World Championship level athletes at all distances. Based in Spain and the Head Coach at Triathlon Training Spain, he enjoys coaching athletes of all levels at […]

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Why the SwimErg is more effective than stretch cords

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One of the most common questions we receive from athletes is this:   “Can stretch cords or bands be as effective as swim training on the Vasa SwimErg?” While stretch cords and bands can be used for a limited set of prehab, rehab, and stroke exercises, the Vasa SwimErg offers athletes far more swim training options […]

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Coaching the Triathlon Swim: Training a busy Doctor for Ironman. Part 2.

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In Part 1, we interviewed Ironman competitor Ian Kurth, MD, who did nearly all of his 2016 triathlon swim training at home with his Vasa SwimErg indoor swim trainer.  His excellent race results and his personal story are informative and very inspirational.  Ian received remote swim coaching for using the Vasa SwimErg from Coach Eric […]

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Ironman Triathlon Swim Training: How a busy Doctor gets it done. Part 1.

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Ironman competitor Ian Kurth, MD did nearly all his triathlon swim training at home with his Vasa SwimErg indoor swim trainer.  His excellent race results and his personal story are informative and very inspirational.  In 2016, Ian received remote swim coaching for using the Vasa SwimErg from Coach Eric Neilsen.  Their approach to triathlon swim […]

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10 Questions for Ben Greenfield

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Ben Greenfield is a coach, author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training“, speaker and the owner of GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com. He is also a highly respected endurance athlete. Ben Greenfield’s balanced approach to fitness, nutrition, and health comes from his extensive experience in the fitness and wellness industry as one of the country’s leading personal trainers […]

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Keith Watson of TrainingPeaks shares key workouts for the Vasa SwimErg

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It’s very fulfilling to learn about the successes of athletes and coaches resulting from training with Vasa products. After all, it is our mission to design and produce premium quality training equipment & support that improves athletic performance, functional fitness, and injury prehab / rehab for our customers worldwide! It’s especially rewarding to learn from […]

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Setting up your swim stroke for an explosive pull

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Matt Kredich, Head Swimming Coach at the University of Tennessee, explains how to set up your stroke for an explosive pull to gain more power in your swimming. Matt often relies on the Vasa Trainer, equipped with the forearm cuffs he innovated, to teach swimmers how to feel this in the water.   Matt first […]

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The secret to achieving balance in work, family and sport

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At times, it feels like your mind is racing as you juggle priorities. Maybe you feel a touch of guilt when one priority becomes ranked higher than the other.  Getting in an extra swim after work takes you away from spending time with family, so you contemplate using your lunch break to swim.  Or you […]

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Announcing our FREE e-book: How to Swim Stronger, Better, & Fearless

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Sometimes, the most rewarding part of any journey in life is sharing the knowledge gained from the experience. For the last 27 years at Vasa,  we’ve had the profound privilege of working with and learning from thousands of outstanding athletes and coaches worldwide.  Interestingly, we’ve found that many of these accomplished athletes and coaches have […]

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Preventing Swimmer’s Shoulder

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It is inevitable that injuries occur in sports. If you are a swimmer or triathlete, chances are you or someone you know has experienced shoulder pain or injury at some point in your swimming life. Many injuries are caused by lack of mobility and / or  muscle imbalances that have developed over time. Some muscle […]

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Tim Crowley – Talks Coaching and Vasa as a Game Changer

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Tim Crowley is Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Montverde Academy.  He also is an accomplished triathlon coach and age-group triathlete.  He owns TC2Coaching and coaches many triathletes, including beginners, age group contenders, and Olympians.  Since 2006, Tim has used the Vasa Swim Erg and the Vasa Trainer for coaching and in his own triathlon […]

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Vasa 30-20-10 Power Building Interval Workout

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This workout is an adaptation of the “30-20-10” Interval workout that has become popular with many runners and cyclists.  It works very well for Vasa Swim Erg workouts (and can be used equally for Vasa Kayak Erg or SUP Erg training as well).   WHAT IS IT? The workout consists of doing seven one-minute intervals in a continuous […]

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