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Old 05-24-2017
Zenturtle Zenturtle is offline
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A few weeks ago I pushed of from another womans butt who was doing breaststroke in another lane. 00-) Made her go faster and me to.

A big arm full of water is better for traction, next to a taut and streamlined body, but the most effectfull is having precise timing in combination with the right kicktiming.
I found that even in backstroke you can have something of the loaded catch effect, at least, thats how it feels.You really have to sink a bit into the cacth driven by rotation and have a true pinky first entry scooping water on the palm and then the whole arm after entry. Lifting the shoulder and elbow as much forward in the swimming direction as possible is a good method to get the biggest full body strokes.Also the same is keeping the hips and legs under control and work the upperbody the get maximal reach.
Like freestyle its crucial to to connect with the water right after arm entry and build toward the most powerfull part of the anchor/push without breaking the traction.
When combining all this and swimming in the pendulum rhythm you really get a sense of good anchoring.
Did my first 15 stroke length a few weeks ago at a decent pace with a 2bk.
That takes a lot of effort for me, moving into the limits of range of motion and working the core hard to get the most reach while keeping the body as streamlined as possible. Flexibility is a great thing to have as a swimmer.
Luckily working at the limits of your range of motion does make you more flexible over time.

I guess she feels something like a loaded catch

Her freestyle is pretty powerfull and ballistic too.

Last edited by Zenturtle : 05-24-2017 at 10:45 PM.
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