How do you do breaststroke legs?

Asked By: Eki Kurz | Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020
Category: sports swimming
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Starting the Breaststroke Kick
Flex your foot, pulling your toes towards your shins at the start of the kick, while keeping your heels as close to your bottom as possible. As your legs extend outwards and backwards, push the water backwards with the soles of your feet to accelerate and propel your body forwards.

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Keeping this in consideration, what is breaststroke good for?

Breaststroke is a bit of a slow burner in terms of calories. Breaststroke is a much better cardiovascular workout than the other strokes. It helps strengthen heart and lungs while toning thighs, upper back, triceps, hamstrings and lower legs. It helps to work and tone the chest muscles.

Similarly, what is breast stroke swimming? Breaststroke is a swimming style in which the swimmer is on their chest and the torso does not rotate. Some people refer to breaststroke as the "frog" stroke, as the arms and legs move somewhat like a frog swimming in the water.

Thereof, what muscles do you use in breaststroke?

Muscle groups engaged by Breaststroke Pectoral and Latissimus dorsi muscles are used to sweep the arms inwards against the water. Glutes and Quadriceps muscles power the breaststroke kick.

Why do I sink when I swim breaststroke?

You could be right in your assumption that your breaststroke leg kick is not strong or powerful enough and that is the cause of your legs sinking as you swim. The power of the kick is vital for maintaining the movement and momentum of the stroke and the majority of the drive of the stroke should come from the leg kick.

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Which swim stroke is the fastest?

Previous correspondents stated that front crawl is the fastest stroke, but this isn't strictly true. There are two underwater strokes that are faster: the dolphin kick and the fish kick.