Swim: Switch Up Your Stroke at the End
At the very end of the swim, Scott suggests you switch the stroke to something like the breast stroke. “If you’re in a wet suit, your legs are pretty static, that’s the advantage of the wet suit, it keeps your hips up high, you don’t have to do anything to the legs, but, it’s generally colder, so that calf muscles and achilles muscles in the calf can ball up.” This means you’re predisposed to getting a cramp once you’re out of the water. “Athletes can do a couple breast strokes and kind of stitch it, or actually draw your toes up as you’re swimming over the last 50 meters so you have sort of a dynamic stretch.
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