Do you want to increase your distance per stroke to push more water behind you, enhance your feel for the water improving your catch and pull phases to swim faster, and learn how to use a high and earlier vertical forearm for greater efficiency??

July 20, 2018

 

 

Then the way to do this is to focus on achieving a high and early vertical forearm (EVF) position for front crawl.

 

If your arm as you're pulling through underwater in the catch and pull phases is straight, or not in the optimal elbow bend of 90-100 degrees then you'll be losing some of the water you can pull yourself over to swim faster.

 

An EVF position utilises the entire forearm during the pull, from fingertips to elbow.

 

How does this work?

 

When your arm is performing a straight arm pull, the amount of water you're pushing behind you is minimal and your shoulders will be doing most of the "hard" work.

 

With an early vertical forearm position the volume of water you're pushing behind you is much larger, and your much bigger latissimus dorsi back muscles will be activated.

 

One of our favourite pieces of swim equipment for helping clients to learn this is the Finis Forearm Fulcrums

 

They help:

 

• Develop an early vertical forearm (EVF) position and increase stroke efficiency
• Promote stroke refinement through muscle memory of proper hand, wrist and forearm position
• Improve efficiency and maintain a strong, uninterrupted pull from the beginning of the stroke to the end

 

To find out more click here:

 

www.speedyswimming.co.uk/swim-lessons

 

https://www.speedyswimming.co.uk/swimvideoanalysis

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