IMPROVE YOUR FLUTTER KICK

To tone up, build muscle or swim faster, don't ignore the importance of the leg kick!

 

Do you want to improve your leg kick to be able to swim faster? To build muscle? Or to reach your toning goals faster?

Our partner Fabrice Pellerin, a world-renowned coach, explains the mistakes you should not make when swimming. He has also put together a leg exercise to perfect your kick.

 

On your feet!

FLUTTER KICK: A COMMON MISTAKE

 

In swimming, kicking is indeed one of the most important technical elements for balance and propulsion.

 

The most common mistake made by swimmers when kicking is to focus only on the movement of the knees and feet.

These swimmers have the tendency to bend their knees too much and stiffen their ankle, making the effort only on the downward phase of the kick.

 

The idea, on the contrary, is to learn how to use the upward and downward phases of the kick, for better propulsion and perfect alignment.

FLUTTER KICK: EXERCISE

 

To help you improve this famous swimming kick, for crawl and /or backstroke, Charlotte Bonnet's coach recommends a simple but extremely effective exercise:

 

-          Get your kickboard

-          Put on your swimming fins (preferably short fins)

-          Kick in slow motion (slow down your movements)

 

The idea here is to become fully aware of the different stages of the movement. The kick should leave the hip and spread to the ankle, which must remain relaxed throughout.

You should then focus on the upward and downward phases of the kick, feeling the blades of the fin bend in the same way during these two phases.

 

Follow these tips and you will have no trouble noticing the improved efficiency of your flutter kick on all aspects of your swim!

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