Without an effective kick, your freestyle stroke will fall apart. It’s crucial not only for the propulsion, but also for the balance and rotation within the water. So, here are Mark's 4 ways to improve your front crawl kick.
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As triathletes, we’re looking to save our legs for the bike and run sections of the race. So, we’re not necessarily looking for a crazy fast kick, but we are looking to get an effective kick for minimum effort. And most importantly, we don’t want our kick to be slowing us down!
The kick should come from the hips with a soft flex through the knee. Make sure you’re not just kicking from the knees and keeping your thighs still. The kick should also follow right through to your toes, meaning a good flexion from the ankles to finish the kick. Remembering this and practising the drills in this video you will improve your kick in no time.
4 ways to improve your front crawl kick include:
- Kicking with a board
- Improving ankle flexibility
- Vertical kicking
- Kicking on your side
Mark goes into detail on all of these during the video. Which do you think would make the biggest difference to your front crawl kick?
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