PICK UP YOUR TEMPO
Many triathletes overthink their freestyle stroke. By trying to focus on too many cues for improving technique, their stroke rate drops and they develop deadspots that kill speed.
One way to avoid this is to increase your stroke rate by training with the FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro. Using this unobtrusive underwater metronome, you can raise your turnover to 35 strokes per minute (or higher). Doing so will smooth out your power curve and increase your efficiency.
Additionally a higher turnover is better in the open water where other swimmers, waves and chop frequently disrupt your forward momentum.
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