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Some suggestions for freestyle swimming

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Some suggestions for freestyle swimming

Some suggestions for freestyle

Often I can see in some community forums everyone discuss the power of freestyle swimming, or practice leg kicks and find that they are not tired at all. In the end, I found that I didn't notice some key points when I started to learn freestyle, so that I was very tired and didn't improve significantly. Today we bring you 6 tips about freestyle!


Try to stretch yourself in freestyle


Water is 1000 times denser than air, so the most important factor is to allow your body (cross-section) to slide through the water minimally.

Imagine a straight line from the top of your head to the opposite pool wall. Along this axis, you rotate your body and extend your arms forward as much as possible. Keep your lower back and abdominal muscles taut as you march. Doing this will ensure that the thrust comes from your arms and legs, and the abdomen should not sag like an old gentleman.


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Use your arms to catch water when freestyle


The motivation for swimming comes from your arm. Use the entire forearm and hand to grasp the water. Your forearm and upper arm form a right angle. When paddling, keep the stroker wide, the contact surface with the water flat, and the movement stable and smooth. The higher your stroke efficiency, the more motivation you get.


You may wish to increase your movements when turning freestyle


The movement on one side should start with the paddling arm reaching into the water. Take the right hand as an example, the right hand enters the water, the body rotates, and the right shoulder is almost facing the bottom of the pool. The left body was lifted, the left hand finished paddling, and was preparing to return to the water. Laughlin said that when one side of your body is high, the energy of the body is excited. A larger swivel can provide more power.


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Keep head low during freestyle


 This is the easiest mistake for beginners. Because of the desire to breathe in the air, many swimmers raised their heads during ventilation to lose the entire body's center of gravity. As a result, their bodies smashed into the water after the ventilation, and they took a swim.

 It is recommended to stare at the bottom of the pool. This technique not only reduces resistance, but also keeps your torso straight and reduces tension on your neck and lower back.


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Confirm your path during freestyle


Swimming freestyle, in fact, the lower the frequency of movement is better. Reducing the frequency of movements will help you find the feeling of gliding and improve the efficiency of each movement. Excellent players, such as Phelps, can swim across the 23-meter pool in seven moves (one stroke each with two hands).


The main points of moving the arms and entering the water are the shoulder joint as the axis. The forearm drives the forearm, the forearm drives the hand, and the fingertips wipe the water to move forward. Move forward while rubbing the outside of your head, don't "make a big circle". Making a large circle is to use the strength of the latissimus dorsi muscles to move the arm, not the shoulder joint. When you look at it and twist it very much, the hand must not exert force. If the big arm is towed forward, if the hand exerts force, the "eagle claw" shape is likely to appear, which is the key point.