My wife @thyroidnutrition told me it it’s annoying to have the 3 workouts posted as 3 seperate posts, so I’ve combined them into one post. ALL 3 ability levels are still there, just swipe for them. Let me know if you prefer this arrangement.
Fist drill isn't a physically difficult drill, but it does take discipline to keep a tight fist the entire time. Don't cheat and make a half fist. Fist drill highlights the contribution that your upper arm makes to allowing you to grip the water. Even though the rest of the arm is a much larger surface area than the hand it still FEELS like it grabs almost nothing at all compared to when you swim with an open palm. Part of this is because the hand is flatter and wider than the rest of your arm (unless you spend 2 hours in the gym every day), and because the hand is attached to your wrist. Your wrist allows your hand to bend and stay more perpendicular to the water throughout the pull. Lastly, the hand is on the end of your arm so it can stay anchored in the water in the same spot for longer than any other part of your arm. So this is why fist drill feels so "bad" and putting on paddles that are barely bigger than your hands feels so "good". The main set does not use different intervals for each distance. All the swims are done on the 100 purple interval (or the 75 purple interval for beginners). If you try to do the whole set on purple intervals for each distance the set is going to be way too hard.
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