How To Do Breaststroke Whip Kick Drills

Breaststroke Exercises 2021 - Healthy pasty

The breaststroke is one of the more difficult swimming strokes that requires strength and endurance. Exercises that simulate chest movements prepare you for that swimming stroke while your muscles remember the movements. Some exercises must be done in the water while others can be done in the gym or even on the pool deck.

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Air swimming breast attracts

The swelling phase of the breaststroke requires the greatest strength, so work on building strength and strength. Use a strong flapping kick with your hands as far in front of you as you can reach. With your arms in front of you, flick your hands back and forth with an emphasis on the insweep. In the gym, set up a two-handle pulley machine with a comfortable weight. Take a handle in each hand and bend forward at your hips until you are in the breaststroke glide position. Make 60 moves and duplicate the movement of your stroke, including the tempo.

Putting springs in your legs

In the pool, step on your back while looking down at your feet. Make sure your knees are touching the surface and are no more than a foot apart. Remember to push the water with the instep of your foot and remember to show your toes at the end of the kick. On land, try doing low knee squats with your knees pointing outward. Jump off your toes. Younger swimmers can squat fairly low, but older swimmers should protect their knee joints by not falling further than a 90-degree bend.

Kickin 'it

The biggest problem with the breaststroke is the kick, as Glenn Mills says in Breaststroke - Timing the Kick. Strengthen your stepping technique in the water with sliding, sliding and sliding exercises. Swim the breaststroke, separating each step with a three-second pause. Try to slide as far as you can on every kick and pull. Also do the Dolphin Kick Drill, which replaces the breaststroke with a Dolphin Kick. Work your hips up and down in a dolphin motion as you do the pectoral pull. This works out the arms and legs and helps you exercise with the correct hip position.