When you're allowed to use fins to go fast in freestyle... USE them!
Taking a standard set of broken 100s today, and changing things around by making them 50% kick and 50% swim.
If you have a swimmer who has a natural loping freestyle, harness that trait and incorporate it into kick and catch training, and general conditioning.
We love using a board when kicking breaststroke, but using proper form matters even when doing this standard part of workout.
Since we come across so many variations of fins, we thought we'd put together a brief overview of various types you may use in your training. We're obviously fan of FINIS, and had the opportunity to shoot some video on various types of their fins.
Lots of groans when the masters saw this before practice...lots of thumbs up after practice.
From our newest chapter of Breaststroke Basics with Steve Haufler.
New Chapter for the Breaststroke Basics with Steve Haufler video.
When you work on a narrow breaststroke kick, make sure you also focus on how to grab the water at the top of the kick.