Thursday, May 14, 2015

How To Achieve A High Elbow Position

How To Achieve A High Elbow Position

Did you know it's possible to determine how well a swimmer can achieve a high elbow position without actually seeing them swim? It's not psychic ability or a David Copperfield magic trick, it's a flexibility test we have our athletes undergo. You can do it at home right now. It's called the streamline test (a.k.a combined elevation test). It’s the best indicator of a swimmer’s ability to achieve a high elbow position during the pull phase.

Watch as Australian swim team physio Helen Walker takes professional triathlete Clayton Fettell through this very test. 

The Streamline Test

This clip is taken from 'The Art Of Triathlon Swimming' which is being released tomorrow.

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Brenton Ford
Effortless Swimming

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