As I’ve admitted here before, I am the epitome of a visual learner. Most of the time, I have to create visuals that illustrate certain ideas before I truly understand them. For this week’s High Performance Tip, I wanted to explore something that has come up a lot during my recent club visits: butterfly kicking. It is very important to have two kicks of equal size and strength, which are set up by a significant knee bend. Seems simple enough, but in reality, a lot of butterflyer's have a noticeable difference between the entry kick and the exit kick. So how do you identify this imbalance? Look at the pictures below.
|Swimmer 1 Entry Kick
||Swimmer 1 Exit Kick
|Swimmer 2 Entry Kick
|| Swimmer 2 Exit Kick
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