Swim smoother and breathe easier in freestyle with shoulder rotation

Swim smoother and breathe easier in freestyle with shoulder rotation


When swimming freestyle one of the main problems
beginners have is the lack of rotation in the stroke. in this video We will analyze why it is important
to rotate and we will post a video of drills to help you rotate correctly later on. The main benefit of rotating is to prevent
shoulder injury. When you rotate, your shoulder is in a better
position to recover. If you don’t rotate then you will be overextending
this part of your shoulder. If you do rotate, the whole arm will be more
relaxed and you will have more power to use where it matters most, the pull. While your head is steady, your whole body
is rotating. Except when you are breathing. When you breathe your head rotates with your
body, allowing your mouth to stick out of the surface to take a breath. It is a lot easier to breathe when your body
rotates. So if you are having trouble breathing in
freestyle, the lack of rotation might be one reason why. Another benefit is that when you rotate, you
are in a better position to pull water using bigger muscles. When you position your body like this your
back and chest muscles will be ready to pull, as opposed to just using your shoulder muscles. The bigger the muscles the more powerful your
pull will be and the faster you will swim. The last benefit is that you’ll be able
to swim smoother. By rotating you will be able to glide more. The more you glide effectively the less strokes
you will need to do per lap. With your core muscles you will be applying
a torque force to move forward. Your rotation might feel exaggerated. But notice that I almost touch my cheeks with
my shoulders. That’s still a normal amount of rotation. Just make sure your arms are not crossing
the middle line of your body. All of this to say, I strongly suggest that
you rotate when you swim freestyle. And I will show you how to practice your rotation
in a future video, so make sure to subscribe. If you want to check out our shop click here. See you next time! Swim fast!

49 thoughts on “Swim smoother and breathe easier in freestyle with shoulder rotation

  1. I am learning to swim. But I am unable to bring my head out for breathing. Hence I have to take short distance practice only for as long as I can hold my breath. What am I doing wrong

  2. Thank You for your videos. I'd like to ask you, why don't You put your fingers together? Your hands are open! Is it corret?

  3. I have difficulty breathing from my left side. I have a feeling it has something to do with my rotation. However breathing from the right feels absolute natural

  4. Thanks for the video! I absolutely find everything you said 100 % accurate! Your advice is really helping me a lot!

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  6. I had difficulty with breathing when I swim until I watched your videos yesterday,tried the.breathing technique, IT WORKED! the other day I cant even finish halfway due to breathing issue however today I was able to swim back and forth!!! thanks very much it helped me a lot ,just learned swimming self taught copying other swimmers hehehe

  7. Have not been swimming freestyle for long. Did not rotate enough for ages then one session it really came together and felt so natural cannot believe how much quicker I can go now and that feeling of gliding is awesome!

  8. Thank you so much for this video. I knew the issue was me not rotating. I was told to keep my body straight, but I couldn't breath that way

  9. 전문용어로 자유형의 기술은 "롤링"이다 자유형 즐기다가 어깨 고장나는 사람 많다. 롤링을 매일 매일 실천해야한다
    그러나 상체를 너무 많이 돌리면 하체까지 돌아가서 균형이 흐트러질 수도 있지만 경기하는것도 아니고 슬렁슬렁
    즐기는 경우 하체도 약간씩 각도가 변해도 좋다

  10. I would've gladly paid a hundred bucks to listen to those instructions.. I am a swimmer and I am recovering from my shoulder injury lately, in order to achieve a higher reach I always tried my best to extend my shoulders to the best possible extent but I ultimately injured my self.. I got it, the problem with me was that I was not rotating my self and I wasn't giving my shoulders enough time to recover.. kindly, anyone seeing this video should properly focus on the rotation of the body while keeping the drag minimum..

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  12. Hi, I agree with you that the rotation of the bust is the basis of a correct swimming style. How should we behave when we swim in open water with a wetsuit? I tried a wetsuit in the store and the movement of my shoulders is more work. During the rotation, I fear that my arms will friction against my chest. When swimming without a wetsuit does this cause no slowing down but with the suit? There are types of wetsuits (Arena SKU: 1A630) that do not have neoprene in that area. Are they to be preferred?

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