Training

RW – Technique Day 3

Renick, you're there bro! I can see you correcting yourself and focusing on the different phases of the stroke, this is basically what you need to be doing to improve. There are a few things I noticed, at this point I dont have a specific action for you to take other then for you to be aware of what is happening. Right side: arms are just about perfect amount of bend, your body is rotating through the drive. But you are not reaching as much and are catching a few inches of air before plant. Left side: bottom arm bends on drive, you are over compensating (your right must be your dominant...

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MP – Technique Day 3

In the first session we discussed 2 problem areas, 1) the recovery being real flared out and wide, 2) the frame of the stroke was small and hindered. We worked on opening the stroke by raising the top arm, then getting more reach. Next we session we continued trying to improve top hand by reducing movement then focused on 1: Rotate more, lunge less and 2) Keep paddle closer to the board on the exit and recover. The "D" shape in the water, make it smaller. You are basically there. Your top hand has way less movement, you can see the grouping is about have the size as it was when we started....

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Art – Technique Training

There are 5 basic phases of the stroke Setup Catch Drive Exit Recovery There may be multiple phases, but there is no separation between each phase. Each phase transitions smoothly into the next. There should be no stops, stalls or pauses. That does not mean that every phase moves at the same pace, just that there is no separation. The Setup is perhaps the most important phase of the stroke. If you do not position yourself to make a good Setup, you can not make a good Catch. If you do not make a good Catch, there is nothing you can do downstream in the stroke to make up for it; it’s...

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Renick – Technique Day 2

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 You technique is looking a lot better! Some issues that now stand out are: Elbow dropping, kicking into the stroke Smoothness of entire stroke from setup to exit Slow down the recovery I'm not sure exactly what is causing this, but if you watch your technique you will see an occasional drop of the elbow as your push through the drive. Try and identify what is causing this. Remember you want connectiveness from your top arm wrist to your bottom arm wrist. Imagine holding a giant 85cm exercise ball inside of your arms. Paddling is more endurance then...

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Boe – Technique Day 1

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 There are 5 basic phases of the stroke Setup Catch Drive Exit Recovery There may be multiple phases, but there is no separation between each phase. Each phase transitions smoothly into the next. There should be no stops, stalls or pauses. That does not mean that every phase moves at the same pace, just that there is no separation. The Setup is perhaps the most important phase of the stroke. If you do not position yourself to make a good Setup, you can not make a good Catch. If you do not make a good Catch, there is nothing you can do downstream in the stroke...

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MP – Technique Day 2

Last week we discussed 2 problem areas, 1) the recovery being real flared out and wide, 2) the frame of the stroke was small and hindered. We worked on opening the stroke by raising the top arm, then getting more reach. Your setup is looking real good Matt, and much improved from last week. There are some issues lingering with the top arm on the exit that is hindering your setup however. Take a look at this screenshot, you can see the movement caused by dropping your top hand. You are hinging from the hips quite a bit, which makes you lunge, and brings you closer to the water making the top hand...

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RW – Technique Day 1

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 There are 5 basic phases of the stroke Setup Catch Drive Exit Recovery There may be multiple phases, but there is no separation between each phase. Each phase transitions smoothly into the next. There should be no stops, stalls or pauses. That does not mean that every phase moves at the same pace, just that there is no separation. The Setup is perhaps the most important phase of the stroke. If you do not position yourself to make a good Setup, you can not make a good Catch. If you do not make a good Catch, there is nothing you can do downstream in the stroke...

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MP – Technique Day 1

MP – Technique Day 1

Paddling technique is broken into 5 phases: Setup Catch/Plant Drive Exit Recovery The catch phase and plant phase are essentially one in the same, two parts of the same phase that cane be called either catch or plant. However, first you catch then you plant, it is very subtle. A single phase must be executed correctly for the next phase to have a chance to be correct. For example, if the catch is messed up that entire stroke is flawed and there is nothing you can do to salvage, and to get a proper catch you need a proper recovery, so the entire process is cyclic. The...

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December Practice

Team PNW Olamau 2012 training has started. Aside from your individual training, SSPO is allowing us to use their facility for group practice. The objective will be 1: blend 2: miles. We are starting with 12-15 miles, then 15-18 miles and working up to 25-30 mile training runs. It is imperative that we get these training sessions in. No excuses! If you can't make it at a specific time, then suggest a new time. Use the polls and comment area below.

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