This is because the movements make kiick easier to maintain compensate each other so that the body does not roll. Obtain a snorkeling mask to of the arms and legs this position without having to bring your face up for. He writes all things high-performance swimming, and his articles were read over 3 million times last year.
Both legs are kept parallel, fairly straight, and quickly flutter up and down with toes pointed. Let us now go into more detail about the technique of the flutter kick. The legs are always kept parallel and move in opposite directions. As one leg moves downward, the other one moves upward and vice versa. In the first half of the downbeat, the downward movement is initiated by a slight flexion of the leg at the hip. Shortly after that, the knee also bends a little. The foot goes into plantar flexion meaning the toes are pointed, both by muscle contraction and by the pressure of the water against the foot as it moves downwards. During this phase, the upper side of the foot is facing downwards and a little backward. For this reason, while the foot is moving downwards, some water is pushed back.
A bad kick technique can act like a set of brakes, dragging your feet down and ruining your body rotation. Here’s how to make sure it doesn’t happen to you. Winter is a great time to work on your swim weaknesses. And one of the most common especially among triathletes is the front crawl kick. Now is the perfect time to work on yours, while you still have plenty of time before the summer race season starts. The tips in this feature should help you improve.