Ankle Straps

Please NOTE – this is NOT for a single ankle but for 2 ankles together
– Sold as single strap (not as a set)

Each Strap Fits:
– Both the ankles together
– Forearms or biceps
– Calves or thighs
– Around fins (to secure Drag Cups or Weight Bags)
– Add Weight Bags or Drag Cups to our Eel-Fins

Great for in-water and dryland exercises
FAR more comfortable to strap ankles together than rubber and silicon options
Quickly adjust to a comfortable and secure tension

Mate with:
Weight Bags
Drag Cups

Buckle design:
– Allows you to tighten it ‘just right’ quickly
– Minimizes the wear on the Velcro
– Prevents the strap from coming loose

    Benefits of Strapping Ankles Together:

  1. The added drag resistance, from the sinking legs, builds stroke muscles faster.
  2. Trains the swimmer to press their buoyant chest and lift their legs.
  3. Improves early vertical forearm (EVF) by magnifying any degree of dropped elbows.
  4. Adds diversity to your pull sets.
    Benefits of Strapping Ankles + Buoy Between Ankles:

  1. Creates front quadrant instability
  2. Improves stroke quality
  3. Improves core engagement

2 sizes:

  • Regular Ankle Strap
  • Small Ankle Strap

 

Regular Ankle Strap

Strong enough to attach to a parachute from the ankles

Join 2 ankle straps to make a knee strap for breast kicking

Use as an Ankle Cuff on each foot to pull small parachutes from each foot

 
 

Small Ankle Strap

  • The most comfortable strap on the market
  • Might not be big enough for some swimmers

 
 
 

Long-Term Maintenance:

  • As the female Velcro ‘feathers out’ just take scissors and trim down the excess to get more life out of your straps.

Increase your Core During Pull Sets

Photos: Ankle strap with paddles ankle strap pulling parachute, 2 ankle straps around the knees, Ankle strap with buoy between ankles ankle strap with 1 PB on both feet, Ankle Strap with PB on each foot

Endless uses to mix up your pull sets

  • Ankle strap alone
  • Ankle Strap with buoy between ankles
  • Ankle Strap attached to a parachute (or power bags)
  • Ankle Strap with Power Bags on feet
  • 2 Ankle straps combined to strap knees together

Constantly mix up your pull sets to challenge the body  balance, core muscles, and upper body strength

The buoy between the ankles challenges the side-to-side balance

 

Feedback (Swimmers FEEL / Coaches SEE / Video for Self-Analysis):

  • As your feet sink, press down on your chest to help drive up your legs
  • Be sure to do pull sets without a pull buoy to help improve your core and power
  • Feel any ‘fishtail’ of your legs and use your core to stabilize your side-to-side balance

Using the Ankle Strap to fine tune Upper Body Strength

 

Attach a Parachute to EACH Foot for Flutter Kick sets

Photos: Ankle strap on each ankle pulling small chutes flutter kicking

  • Add individual small parachutes to each ankle for flutter kicking
  • Use the Ankle Strap to attach a Power Bag with a funnel or sponge to each ankle
  • High resistance while keeping a high kick tempo
  • Minimized knee bend while adding resistance to upper body and kick power

Feedback (Swimmers FEEL / Coaches SEE / Video for Self-Analysis):

  • You will FEEL increased resistance as you increase the rate of knee bend

Links: Using the Ankle Strap to fine tune Flutter Kick Power

 

Attach a Parachute to EACH Foot for Breast Kick sets

Photos: Ankle strap on each ankle pulling small chutes breast kicking

  • Add individual small parachutes to each ankle for breast kicking
  • Use the Ankle Strap to attach a Power Bag with a funnel or sponge to each ankle
  • Focuses attention on the power and speed of recovery phase
  • If the tethers to the parachute are long, there will be no added resistance to the power phase
  • If the tethers are short, the parachute will add resistance to both the recovery and power phase

Feedback (Swimmers FEEL / Coaches SEE / Video for Self-Analysis):

  • Focus on SNAPPING your feet up with power and speed
  • When you remove the parachutes from your feet, you will FEEL the added speed of your recovery

Links:  Using the Ankle Strap to fine tune Breast Kick Power

 

Mega strap for bigger swimmers

You can also use this as a strap on the balls of your feet