Part B – Whip Kick

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Notes

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”17″ width=”940″]Whip kick can be a difficult move to master and may take some time getting used to. The most common mistake swimmers make when doing whip kick is allowing their knees to expand wider than their hips which is actually a frog kick which can be detrimental to our glide

To perform whip kick, try practicing lying belly down on a mattress. Both legs together bend your knees and raise your feet up until your knees are at 90 degrees. At this angle flex your feet making a V shape. The inner sides of your feet and calf area are the parts we will be using to push us forwards

Next draw a ball with your feet by making an outwards circular motion. Finish by bringing both feet firmly together and toes pointed. Pause in this position for 1-2 seconds which is the glide part of our breaststroke

Next attempt this in the pool with your arms gripping the wall as seen in the video. Finally when you are ready to move on test your new whip kick by holding onto a kickboard. You will notice that you will move slowly which is normal but form is more important than speed

Try to get as much push in every whip kick that you do versus doing as many as you can. The more distance you glide the better your whip kick is

 

 

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