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Old 11-28-2008
naj naj is offline
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Default More speed in Freestyle

Here's a question for you all. For now I am mainly concentrating on getting solid muscle memory established for my whole stroke. But eventually I would like to go faster in the water. At present I am doing a two-beat quick and I have found this to be quite natural and fun. If I consider doing open water racing -- which I will be sometime next year -- Would the two-beat kick still be the way to go, or is four or six beat more appropriate? It's all new to me and I'm just curious to find advice from fellow TI devotees. Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-28-2008
Rhoda Rhoda is offline
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I get the impression that two-beat is the way to go for longer distances, to save energy. A six-beat kick can warm you up faster in cold water at the start, but it definitely takes more energy to do.
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