A powerful kick is essential for speed. To be competitive in swimming you need to have a strong whitewater kick. Whether your race is the 50, 200 or the mile, your kick needs to be your driving force. Using DragSox® can help you develop the strength, power and endurance to drive you through your race of choice.
We came up with DragSox as a means of power training through resistance. There are other ways to accomplish this, however, they all have their drawbacks. What we like about using DragSox is that they deliver a great power workout without any of the usual inconveniences or compromises in body position.
How do DragSox work?
As the swimmer moves through the water, DragSox greatly disturb the laminar movement of water, cause turbulence, and create an area of low pressure directly behind the swimmer. This area of low pressure essentially sucks the swimmer backward without altering his/her body position or technique. To overcome this suction, the swimmer has to exert more energy, which is the intended purpose of DragSox.
Can I use DragSox in drills?
DragSox can empower swimmers at all levels. Incorporated with fins and drills they are especially effective and can be an important part of learning and maintaining proper balance, timing and body position. The resistance in this kind of training promotes greater awareness and control of motion.
How do I train with DragSox?
As a power training tool, DragSox can be used in a variety of sets. They are great for kicking, pulling and swimming, with and without fins. For more ideas on how you can use DragSox, check out the coach-submitted workouts.
What size of DragSox should I use?
DragSox are one size fits all. They come in 3 degrees of resistance: 30, 45, 60. We highly recommend starting with DragSox 30 or 45. It will add a lot of resistance to your swimming. The 60 is extremely difficult to start with.
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