Do You Need Help with Your Kick and Glide? Most Non-Swimming / Land Athletes Do...
KICK AND GLIDE- You cannot have a good glide without a strong kick and you cannot utilize an effective kick without a good streamlined body position (good glide). The kick and glide and essential to you creating a fast / efficient CSS.
I prefer a scissor kick and most land athletes who do not have well developed breast stroke / frog kick muscles typically do as well. The kick is your preference as well. You can do a scissor kick with the top leg moving forward during the kick on either side OR you can do a breast stroke kick. Up to you. NOTE - you cannot swim with fins using a breast stroke kick so eventually, you will need to use scissor kick or flutterkicks when swimming with fins. Some will use a dolphin kick when finning as well. I tend to mix all of the kicks into longer swims and change sides every 5-10 minutes to change up the muscle groups working when the swims turn into more than an hour long. Watch this youtube video of a great kick and streamline glide combo.
Need Help with your Kick? Try This Drill
The kick board drill works like this:
Repeat 10 times
Swim 25m with kicboard (any side)
Swim 50m without the kickboard CSS (focus on kick and glide)
= 750m workout - call it a warmup or cooldown for the 50-50 but put in more effective time in the water using these two drill / workouts and you will crush the CSS.
Need to work on your scissor kick? Try this. 25 yards with a kickboard try to glide two seconds each kick. Swim 50 yards CSS repeat 5-10 times. #css♬ original sound - Stew Smith CSS Coach
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