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So, I just got my Zoomers training fins in the mail yesterday. The instructions that came with them leave me with the impression that I should be wearing them for all of my swimming, to increase my HR, make my legs stronger, burn more calories etc.<br><br>
I was under the impression that fins should only be used for the kicking portion of a workout.<br><br>
Which is right?
 

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Don't use them all the time.<br>
Fins are (for me) a "special treat" or tool to use when propulsion isn't the focus and technique is.<br><br>
I use them when coach says to........<br>
and then I get to feel the "woosh woosh" of the water. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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A week or so ago, my swim coach had me doing 3 x 500 for time to get ready for this weekend.<br>
The first two were "naked" the third was w/ fins. <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br>
the hard part was counting!
 

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Not used much. They are good for flexibility and to feel what it is like to go faster. If you hand entry is off, the faster speed with the fins will help you feel it and correct it. I.e. you are not streamlined correctly.
 

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Steve Tarpinian, author of "Swimming for Triathletes", told us at a seminar that you should use fins (zoomers, especially) for your drill sets so that you can concentrate on feeling the correct position, and not shatter yourself kicking like a maniac to avoid drowning. I must say, I like the idea!
 
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