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Why do I practice pulling in swimming?

Swimming with a pull buoy can strengthen the upper body and the strength and stamina of the pull phase in a swim stroke. Isolating the rotation and arms can help a swimmer to focus their attention on only portion of the swim stroke. This can help develop a more forceful rotation as well as a stronger pull phase. Pull buoys can also be used with finger paddles and arm paddles to emphasize the catch phase of the swim stroke. Swimming with a pull buoy also gives swimmers an opportunity to rest their legs.

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