Don’t Overlook These Key Muscles When Trying to Swim Faster
By Terry Heggy
Have you ever tried swimming with your hands balled into tight fists? You don’t get a lot of propulsion, do you?
Swimming with your hands closed (commonly referred to as fist drill) dramatically demonstrates the importance of their surface area in engaging the water. Wearing large paddles emphasizes the same idea in a different way. There’s no doubt that your hands are key factors in creating thrust in swimming.