Swimming in the water? Visualize your best Erg strokes for maximum power and efficiency.
Here’s an unedited comment sent in by 2012 Olympic Open Water Swimmer, Alex Meyer:
“I was swimming a hard set the other day and felt my stroke starting to slip a little bit in the water, and it helped immensely to visualize myself using the Erg while actually swimming – it helped me keep my elbow up higher and maintain a better pull, holding more water.”
Here’s another unedited success story sent in by a customer:
“I am a 46 year old masters swimmer and am faster now than I was in my 30s, and much credit goes to my Vasa Ergometer. When I first started training on the Erg, I would “pretend” I was swimming in the water. Now that I understand the biomechanical advantage of stroke training with the Vasa, it’s just the opposite. When I’m swimming, I “pretend” I’m on the Vasa Ergometer! The result has been more distance per stroke and less fatigue for equal yardage.”
Erg (and/or Trainer) users: Have you tried visualizing yourself on the Erg while in the water to improve your technique? Let us know in the comments below!