Hip Fins

  • Improve core muscles
  • Force the hips to rotate as stroke finishes
  • Forces a complete & fast rotation of the hips
  • Improves rotation timing with the stroke
  • Kit includes 2 Hip Fins and a 1SwimBelt
  • Full Kit includes the 1SwimBelt for a versatile belt for dozens of uses
  • Ideal to power core muscles during normal workout sets
  • Adds more awareness to rotation
  • Can also mount just below or above the chest to create high elbows on breast stroke

Sold as:

  • Set of Hip Fins (to add-on to the 1SwimBelt)
  • Full set (2 Hip Fins and a 1SwimBelt)

 

Connect Your Stroke to Your Hip Rotation (free or back)

  • As your stroke finishes at the thigh, the hips must rotate up and out of the water
  • If your hips do not rotate soon enough, the hand will hit the Hip Fin
  • More importantly, the Hip fins cause swimmers to focus on a deliberate rotation
Feedback (Swimmers FEEL/ Coaches SEE / Video for Self Analysis)
  • The hips and shoulders should rotate as one unit (together)

If you pull directly under your shoulder line, down to your thigh, the hip fins should rotate out of the water WAY before you hand comes close to hitting it

Link:   Using the Hip Fins to improve freestyle

Build Core Muscles

  • The added resistance from the fins ensures you are engaging your core muscles
  • The fins require you to deliberately snap your hips, developing your core
Feedback (Swimmers FEEL/ Coaches SEE / Video for Self Analysis)
  • Focus on ‘snapping’ your hips through your rotations to feel the core muscles

Link:   Using the Hip Fins to build core muscles

360 T-Press Drills are more Precise

  • Kick (flutter of dolphin) 3-6x on all 4 sides  (stomach, left side, on back, right side)
  • Often this drill becomes a slow spiral instead of 4 distinct positions
  • Hip Fins require a deliberate rotation and helps create 4 positions
Feedback (Swimmers FEEL/ Coaches SEE / Video for Self Analysis)
  • This drill is ideal to create core power as the Hip Fins force precise movement

Link:   Using the Hip Fins to build core muscles

Breast High Elbow Pull

  • Attach the strap so the Hip Fins are beside the chest and just a few inches under the armpits
  • Pull the fins inward slightly toward the front
  • Perform various Breaststroke pull drills (pull only or full stroke)
  • Fins will prevent the arms from dropped to the sides and loosing power
Feedback (Swimmers FEEL/ Coaches SEE / Video for Self Analysis)
  • There are 2 ways to pull breast stroke,… some slam the elbows into the ribs, others say to keep them out and way from the body.
  • Using the Hip Fins up around the chest will ensure you keep your elbows up and out so they pull is stronger for the maximum amount of time.

Link:   Using the Hip Fins to improve your Breast catch

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