dolphin propulsion in butterfly
can you please tell me how the dolphin propulsion works..in butterfly
and also more tips on butterfly leg action...
1. Head Position: Looking Forward
You will probably like to see where you’re going while swimming. To swim butterfly correctly, though, you’ll have to push that urge aside. Looking forward limits the body roll, forcing your hips to stay low in the water. You’ll feel rigid and flat in the water if you’re swimming like this.
Look down toward the black line. This will relax your neck. It’ll also allow more mobility in your body and make you feel less rigid in the water.
If you don’t know whether your head position is correct, test it out. Try a lap of body roll, leaving your arms at your sides. For the first half of the lap, look forward toward the other end of the pool. For the second half of the lap, look down toward the black line.
Comparing these two head positions will allow you to immediately feel the difference. On the second half of the lap, your body should feel more fluid than the first. You’ll roll much more easily.
2. Body Position: Swimming Flat
Rolling your body too little can root from improper head position. It can also be from lack of hip or chest movement, though. The body roll is the foundation to the stroke. Make sure you try to roll as much as you can.
Rolling too little will cause you to rely mostly on your arms and legs to get through the water. This will not only be exhausting, but it can also lead to shoulder problems in the future. The more you rely on the body roll, the easier it will be on your shoulders. Additionally, it’ll be much easier to move through the water.
Exaggerate your body roll. Start by leaving your arms at your sides. Push off the wall, begin the body roll, and look down toward the black line. Then press your chin, chest, hips, and feet. You should feel a ripple flow through your body.
Try not to rely on the kick to get you through the water. Instead, think about what your body is doing: Use your chest and hips to propel you forward. Practice this for a few laps, trying to make it as fluid as possible. For more information about rolling your body, check out the related iSport guide on How to Swim Butterfly.
3. Legs: Kicking Too Big
The kick acts like a motor for freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Butterfly, on the other hand, relies on your body to propel you through the water. Depending on the kick will force your body to stay relatively flat, and will exhaust you quickly. You will have to exert a tremendous amount of effort to progress forward with the kick. Your shoulders will also be too low in the water, making it difficult to get your arms out on the recovery. In other words, you’re making the stroke much harder than it has to be!
Tip: Practice on Your Back
In order to see your kicks, roll onto your back. This way can glance down at your feet to see what they’re doing. See how much your knees come out of the water. This indicates how much they’re bending.
Kick as small as you can, but continue to exaggerate the body roll. Leave your arms at your sides and try to feel the propulsion generated from the body roll. You should feel a small downward movement with your feet in a quick flicking motion. Lift your feet back up toward the surface and repeat. Limit the splash as you do so. You don’t want to have a large splash behind you as you kick. This means you’re over-kicking.
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