KICKING WITH HYPER-OPPOSITION
Not the easiest of starts, and even the name sounds frightening. But, after all, we’re here to take up a challenge.
The position in hyper-opposition kicking is easy to picture. This exercise does not require any equipment. All you have to do is lie on your front in the water.
At this point, you instinctively swim by making strokes with your arms in front on you. But now, we are going to make things a bit tougher. Stretch your arms downwards, with one hand on the other, perpendicular to your body (the chest and arms form a 90° angle).
Once stable in this position, start kicking to move forwards, lifting your head out of the water when you need to breathe, while looking straight ahead.
Thanks to the resistance produced by your perpendicularly positioned arms, this exercise works the legs hard, helping you to increase your power of propulsion.
Educational, hard, but remarkably effective!