Available now, the Technique Paddle by MP is an inventive new training essential for swimmers to improve their technique.
Developed in partnership with Michael Phelps and Coach Bob Bowman, the innovative design helps to improve pulling technique (wrist, forearm and elbow alignment) by preventing the swimmer from bending at the wrist and dropping the elbow. Easy to use, its natural structural form ensures that swimmers can strictly focus on technique and stroke mechanics, promoting proper vertical forearm technique. Vent holes provide a natural feel in the water and the design allows for alternate closed and open hand positions. Made from rigid polypropylene with comfortable silicone tube straps, the Technique Paddle by MP is £16.99 SRP a pair from good swim retailers.
Inspiring the design, Coach Bob Bowman states “The innovative MP Technique Paddle has instantly become an essential part of my training programme. Its long design makes my swimmers use their hand and forearm as a single unit, helping them to feel the connection between the two, and emphasizing the pitch and rotation of the forearm during the pull. Thanks to its versatility, we not only use the MP Technique Paddle for all strokes but also in many different ways: normal, backward and even sideways. It provides good pressure on the water but doesn’t give a lot of resistance which enables my swimmers, more than with any other paddle, to strictly focus on technique and stroke mechanics.”
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