Kick drills and The Brick kick board by Fike

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    Kat
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    Good morning 😊

    I wondered if there was any benefit to adding kick drills to an age grouper’s repertoire, particularly using The Brick kickboard by Fike?

    The Brick is a weighted kickboard that encourages better positioning in the water – like a pool buoy I suppose – but the marketing bumpf also says that The Brick provides a total body workout and helps strengthen the core, so from that point of view would it be a beneficial tool to improve my overall strength for swim, bike and run?

    I’m keen to hear what you think 😊

    Thanks in advance.

    Kat

    #15605
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    Susie Langley
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    Hi Kat,
    The only time I would typically include kicking drills would be as a form of recovery after a big run day.
    Very light kicking to loosen the legs only (e.g. 6 x 25 light kick at the start of a workout)

    To improve strength I would recommend using pool buoy and paddles in the pool. And lots of it. Specific strength work.

    Cheers,
    Susie

    #15609
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    Kat
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    Hi Susie 😀

    Thank you so much for your reply.

    I am a big fan of using paddles and pool buoy and have been using them for the past six months during every swim session, so I will continue with what works 😊👍

    I sort of knew what the response would be but was interested to hear what the trisutto coaches thoughts were, so thanks again 😊

    Kat

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    Susie Langley
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    No probs Kat.
    Enjoy your training 🙂

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