Pull Drills 
Pull Drills
by eHow / Phillip Toriello
Video Lecture 9 of 15
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Views: 1,933
Date Added: June 29, 2009

Lecture Description

In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor, Phillip Toriello, teaches how to use a pull buoy to do pull drills for practicing the upper body motion of the breaststroke.

Video Transcript: "PHILIP TORIELLO: Hello and welcome to Expert Village. I'm Philip Toriello from the Avila Bay Athletic Club. Pull drills. For breast stroke, once again, we're going to utilize the pull buoy to isolate the legs and really focus on the upper body. During these pull drills, which you want to focus on, is keeping your head low to the water which you'll find oftentimes in the beginning portion or the beginning years of individuals who are working on breast stroke is that they'll want to bring their whole body up and out of the water. And it's really key and important to keep your body low, to keep it low to the water, keep your head down, and just keep chugging. The higher you come out of the water, the deeper you're going to go when you come back down which will contribute to a drag factor that you do not want. So, really, it's important doing your pull drills to focus on the reach, outward sweep, inward sweep and recovery. Keeping the face looking down and focusing on the power in your upper body."

Course Index

Course Description

In this course, Swimming Instructor Phillip Toriello gives 15 easy video lessons on How to Swim Competitive Breaststroke. The breaststroke is a popular recreational and competitive swimming stroke. From the frog kick and arm motion to doing open turns and race starts, learn all about how to swim the breaststroke in this swimming video lesson series from a health and fitness expert. Some of the topics covered in this course are: Motion of Arms and Legs, Kick Drills, Pull Drills, Underwater Drills, Body Position, Breathing Techniques, Turns, Sprinting and Racing Tips and many more.

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