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pinda 02-20-2009 04:53 PM

backstroke pull error
 
I find when swimming the backstroke when I pull , I pull myself under the water. How can I change my pull to pull me forward instead of under?

pmuni 02-20-2009 09:49 PM

How about trying wider tracks and early vertical forearm. Often beginners use a straight arm catch in backstoke than drags them under when pulling.

daveblt 02-21-2009 12:28 AM

Once you make your catch make sure you pull with the palm facing your feet. An incorrect pull with an upward motion can pull you under. A slow recovery can also make you tend to sink .

Dave

pinda 02-24-2009 07:48 PM

Thanks guys I will try it this evening at the pool.

pinda 02-25-2009 02:48 PM

My errors was pulling too close to my head, pulling with a straight hand and the last one which i am still working on is continuous pulling. When I pull with one hand I wait until the pull has completed then my other hand is now moving from my waist instead of being in the water pulling.

pinda 03-07-2009 01:00 PM

Why is it when I pull instead of moving in a straight line my body either tugs to the left or right depending on which hand I use to pull.

shuumai 03-07-2009 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinda (Post 2104)
Why is it when I pull instead of moving in a straight line my body either tugs to the left or right depending on which hand I use to pull.

Maybe you are just fish-tailing--legs moving side to side due to torque from the pull. Do you maintain a light kick and rotate your body during the pull?

pinda 03-09-2009 03:40 AM

My legs do sway when I pull like a fish tail. As far as I can remember I still maintain my kick.

daveblt 03-09-2009 04:14 AM

You could also be over rotating which could cause your legs to bend outward to compensate.Rotate just enough to clear shoulder.

Dave

pinda 03-10-2009 07:48 PM

I have recognized another problem. As soon as my hand enters the water I bend my elbow and pull immediately. I have read somewhere to be a bit more patient and as soon as my hand enters the water I should face my palm downwards , then move it outwards then forwards. Is this correct?


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