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Old 01-08-2011
bnichols4 bnichols4 is offline
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Does anyyone have a set of virtical kick drills that they have found helpful along with focal points? Or drills to help improve my kick?

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Brent
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Old 01-08-2011
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Seems to be that vertical kicking is itself a drill, but I could be wrong. On one of the older T.I. dvds there was a segment on vertical kicking. Focus points were kicking from the hip, staying balanced (first with arms sculling out at the sides, then folded across the chest) and spinning around clockwise and counterclockwise to see how the kick affected rotation.
Funny you should ask this, I found that dvd about a week ago and watched it for a while. I haven't seen it in a few years.
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Apart from practicing your freestyle kick vertically you can also do the dolphin kick (there is video on youtube of Michael Phelps and a Japanese swimmer Hisayoshi Sato doing this, with a weighted belt).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5MKDcQ6u9I

Water polo players do a kicking exercise called eggbeater, which is more or less alternating breaststroke kicks, and is said to be very good for your breaststroke kick. With practice they can rise out of the water with more or less the entire trunk and block shots, make shots, pass and catch etc. I find that a lot of the leading masters swimmers used to play water polo. I think it must be very good for conditioning. A fascinating game, I think, but not really suitable for the ancient swimmer, although I would quite like a friendly game now and again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXk-Z..._order&list=UL
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Old 01-09-2011
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I found Chris Baker's response very helpful: http://www.swimwellblog.com/archives/497
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Old 01-09-2011
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On H2Ouston swims, they have articles about learning to kick and vertical kicking drills:
http://www.h2oustonswims.org/article...g_revised.html
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Old 01-10-2011
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Thank you this is all very helpful.
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