Leg Strength & Plyometric Jump Training using the Vasa Trainer Leg Power Platform

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The redesigned Leg Power Platform add-on for the Vasa Trainer creates a complete lower body strength & jump training station. It is ideal for building leg power, explosive jumping and vertical leaping ability, and functional core fitness. It also provides physical therapy & rehab exercises with a controlled range of motion and measurable progress. Plyometric […]

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Triathlon Training: How to Improve Your Freestyle Swim Part 2

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It’s “dreamin’ season’ and many triathletes (and masters swimmers) are planning  their training strategies to strengthen their swimming weakness while improving stroke technique.  Many also need to find a smooth transition from outdoor training to indoor. The upcoming winter months can prove to be difficult just to get to a pool and open water is […]

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Triathlon Training: How to Improve Your Freestyle Swim Part 1

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Part 1: Five key steps to better technique with Karlyn Pipes It’s “dreamin’ season’ and many triathletes (and masters swimmers) are planning  their training strategies to strengthen their swimming weakness while improving stroke technique.  Many also need to find a smooth transition from outdoor training to indoor. The upcoming winter months can prove to be […]

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Off-road Pro triathlete Lesley Paterson On Finishing The Season Strong, Facing Fears, and Breakthroughs.

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Lesley Paterson’s 2015 season “challenges” from injuries and illness were significant and she handled them like a true Pro would indeed. After a season of travel and racing around the globe, she is training at home in San Diego in preparation to race the 2015 XTERRA World Championships in Maui, on November 1st. She reported […]

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In one sentence each, how do you best develop the racing skills for:

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Breathing: Focus upon breathing out, your body will fill your lungs back up again naturally. Positioning: Every race is different; however you can draft so use people’s feet to save energy. Dealing with unwanted contact: Relax. Most people are in the same boat. Don’t be aggressive back, try to find clear water. Sighting: In swimming […]

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What is the most efficient and powerful way to integrate the VASA Swim Ergometer with in-water training?

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If you have a VASA Swim Erg or Trainer on the pool deck, that’s the best-case scenario. It provides profound tactile feedback that can be immediately translated to the pool. The Erg really helps the breathing or stroke-rate challenged, because you can breathe and keep your body in a straight line. Breathing inherently creates imbalance. […]

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Sustained power. We all want it. How do we get it?

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Get the ANT+ monitor. The ability to get data from the Vasa Swim Ergometer into a platform was a major breakthrough. That happened with power meters for other sports, but before the Vasa Swim Erg, never in swimming. Open sourcing it changed the game. It’s where things are headed. Period. The Swim Erg has so much application […]

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Better Freestyle Body Rotation

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In this Freestyle swimming technique training video, Karlyn Pipes demonstrates the essential techniques needed for developing an efficient, powerful Freestyle swim with the Vasa Swim Ergometer swim training system. Coach Pipes shows how to perform a proper, powerful body rotation in Freestyle, similar to that used by the best swimmers and top triathletes. Connecting the […]

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How do you develop core control/stability/strength?

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To excel in swimming, you need what I call “three-dimensional control in the water in all planes.” So, TRX training is amazing. Do that twice a week. I also want to comment on the myth that the inability to rotate on the VASA Swim Ergometer makes it less effective” when it comes to developing total […]

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