COACH’S TIPS AD­DI­TIONAL FUNC­TIONAL S&C

220 Triathlon Magazine - - TRAINING -

STRETCH CORD WORK

Use stretch cords as part of your swim warmups and func­tional strength pro­gramme. Per­form move­ments through the front, mid and rear phases of your front crawl stroke.

GET INTO YOGA

Learn­ing yoga in the off­sea­son is a great way to keep your triathlon train­ing fresh. It’s also ideal for de­vel­op­ing func­tional strength/ flex­i­bil­ity needed for in­jury-free swim­ming.

RE­SIS­TANCE SWIM­MING

Wear­ing drag shorts or a drag para­chute helps de­velop func­tional swim strength and main­tain tech­nique, but with a lower risk of shoul­der in­jury com­pared to us­ing hand pad­dles.

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