Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lesson 7: The kick

Finally we moved on to working on the kick today. From Total Immersion I have a very pronounced 2 beat kick – that is to say, I kick once per arm stroke, primarily to rotate the body. The idea is to squeeze a few more smaller kicks in between, so that I will be doing what is called a 6 beat kick. You may wonder why I am talking about going straight from a 2 to a 6 beat kick without passing through 4. The reason is that a 4 beat kick means that every other stroke your kicking leg is exactly the wrong one to help you rotate. I might as well try to benefit from all that hard work to coordinate my kick with my rotation that is the backbone of the Total Immersion technique. It's a bit like dancing a Waltz...

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