FREESTYLE KICK: BEST TIPS FOR IDEAL TECHNIQUE (2019)

FREESTYLE KICK: BEST TIPS FOR IDEAL TECHNIQUE (2019)


In this video, you will learn how to
perform the freestyle kick in the best way and you will be able to prevent legs
sinking Your swimming will be fast and easy Welcome to the channel! Everyone can learn to swim correctly the most important thing is to do the proper exercises and move forward step by step in your learning process Freestyle kicking helps you to gain speed while swimming and it helps your
body staying on top of the water surface Every swimmer is able to float, However, some swimmers can easily stay on the surface more than others In a minute you will learn how to keep your legs on the surface For Olympians being able to
be on the top of the water is important it helps to decrease water resistance to
save speed However, this is not the most important thing in swimming What do you think is the most important part in swimming progress Technique, coaching or
suitable training plan Let me know in the comments! While you are swimming keep your feet in
the water, at the same level as the body, near the water surface Kicks must be
performed while in streamline position this will allow you to have the least
amount of water resistance Now, I will explain you how to prevent your legs
from sinking in the water start doing Start doing the start swimming drill, keep your hands
on the wall and lay in the water remember to keep your legs relaxed often legs start sinking as mine do in the video However, there is nothing wrong with that When you notice that your legs are
sinking perform the kick and relax the leg By doing the kick your leg will
rise out to the surface When another leg starts sinking perform exactly the
same kick and relax the leg When you are swimming calmly without rushing you don’t need to perform kicks in high tempo In swimming, we perform kicks
mostly to support high position so that the legs don’t sink, not just to gain additional speed If your legs start sinking water
resistance will be created and therefore, your speed will decrease By performing an arm stroke, you gain much more speed than from kicking For supporting high position in the water, it is enough if you perform only two kicks per two arm strokes This will help you to save your energy and swim efficiently While swimming, perform exactly the same kicks as you were doing in the swimming drills Here is another drill that I have
invented for you You will lift your legs up from the bottom to the surface by performing kicks In this drill you will get the important feeling of how to perform kicks to keep them on the surface Stand near the wall, put your
head in the water and relax your legs Then, start slowly performing kicks one
by one don’t hurry and do only small kicks By performing kicks your legs will
lift higher and higher and finally they’ll be on the surface Regularly perform these and the previous drill to improve your swimming technique Now, you will learn how to kick while swimming freestyle On land you can practice the
drill easier lay on the floor or in a mat and keep your hands in arrow position legs must be straight and feet should be tense pointed backwards On dryland while
doing kicks you should not bend your knees However, while swimming legs must be bent a little On land your main goal is to
memorize the feelings of correct movements and repeat them in the water Also, you can kick while sitting on the floor keep the hands in arrow position Raise the legs up and start performing kicks Kicking must be done with small
amplitude inside the body´s streamline By doing kicks with small amplitude
this will prevent additional water resistance so try to memorize your
feelings that you can swim correctly in the water Every swimmer should learn how
to keep their hands in arrow position this will help you to feel the best
possible speed for gliding in the water in this position, you’ll be able to get
the highest possible speed This is important for you since you’ll feel how fast you can go While swimming freestyle or any other stroke, you’ll try to have the
least resistance and the highest possible speed If you really want to improve your swimming you should learn how to keep their hands in arrow position Arms are straight and directed upwards when head is between the arms In this position, your body looks like an arrow when kicking off the wall and
diving into the water always keep this position Many swimmers tense their legs too much This leads to the legs sinking and the swimmer doesn’t gain any speed out of it but only wastes the energy If you have noticed that your
legs are getting tired too quickly please check, whether you have this
mistake To achieve correct kicking technique you need to perform smooth
movements as fishes do in the water legs must be on the surface and cannot get lower than your body’s level By performing correct kicking technique you will save a lot of energy and your body position will be high in the water Another often mistake is when swimmers
bend the knees too much by doing this mistake, kicking efficiency is low and the swimmer spends a lot of energy The thigh doesn’t perform equal movements up and down and knees are located too low In this position, swimmers cannot perform powerful kicks even if they try to do this Moreover, when legs are at such depth
water resistance get larger and your speed slows down a lot Check out my video about freestyle kicking To bring your kicking technique to a new level Correct kicks are performed with a straight leg First, legs lifts up to the water surface There thigh starts performing movements
downwards and the leg is bent at the knees The thigh continues doing the kick
when shin as a little behind In the end of the kick, the shin performs powerful movements to strengthen the leg When the kick is done you need to lift your leg
to the surface After doing land exercises, you need to start practicing the kicking technique while being in the water next to the wall Put your hands on the wall and perform the kicks Please remember, correct kicking technique is not only the movement downwards but also upwards Your legs must do equal movements up and down kicks should be done in body´s streamline In the next drill, you’ll practice
correct body position in the water You will kick off the wall and glide
forwards Keep your hands in arrow position take a deep breath, put your shoulder in the water and kick off the wall Try to glide as long as possible and don’t perform any movements While gliding legs can
start sinking to prevent these keep them straight on the surface When speed dramatically slows down you can stop gliding, take a break and repeat the drill Practice this drill until you can easily glide forwards The next step in
your learning process is to kick up the wall as you were doing in the previous
drill However, while gliding start performing kicks Stay in straight position, and do smooth and relaxed kicks When air is finished, take a break and
return to the starting position While practicing this drill, you’ll be
able to swim correctly for some meters I will teach you to take a breath while
kicking in the next lesson In the beginning, it can be hard to do these drills but don’t give up Continue training and your swimming technique will improve Next you’ll kick off the wall and glide on the back Being able to swim
on your back is important for all of us it can help you in many situations, for example, when you are in the sea, your goggle leak water or you are just tired by turning on your back, you can get your goggles fixed or have a break to recover However, if you cannot swim on your back, it will be uncomfortable and not safe To practice this take an arrow position, lay in the water and kick off the wall Try to keep a straight and high position
that your legs don’t sink While gliding, don’t perform any movement and just glide forwards In this drill, you will learn to swim
comfortably while on the back You need to kick off the wall on the back, put your hands near the legs and start performing kicks Each of you will be able to swim this drill easily Perform the swimming drills that I have shown you
in this video this will help you in building a foundation for your swimming technique After this lessons you’ll be able to learn any swimming stroke, from freestyle to butterfly The last swimming drill is kicking off the wall as you are a competitive swimmer Kick off the wall with 45 degrees in depth and glide forwards don’t perform any movements underwater and try to glide as long as possible When you realize you are deep enough and you are running out of air lift your hands a little up and your body will go upwards After these drills you’ll make a large step in swimming Now, your main goal is to practice the drills from this video In the next lesson, you will learn to perform more advanced kicks with breathing and you will practice
swimming stroke technique Let me know the comments, what do you think, what is the most important in swimming: Technique, Coaching or Suitable training plan If you like this video, please let me know it By giving thumbs up and subscribe to the channel to get new videos first!

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