Freestyle - Flutter Wall Kick

Mar 23, 2010
Freestyle - Flutter Wall Kick

Working flutter kick is typically a standard part of practice.  Flutter Wall Kick is a fun twist sure to build up some lactic acid in your thighs.

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 - Watch a GREAT kick from Jason Lezak!

Why Do It:
Flutter Wall Kick is like sprint kicking without moving back and forth down the pool.  You'll also learn how tough it is to create momentum without pushing off the wall, which should tell you to WORK YOUR STREAMLINES!  (If you don't understand how that last sentence applies in this drill, post a question on the website).

How to Do It:
 Start by placing both hands on the wall, and kick flutter kick facing the wall.  Lower your head to the point where the hips come to the surface.  Breathe by lifting the head, opening your mouth, and breathing in.  
2.  To make things a bit more interesting, allow your arms to bend, kicking you closer to the wall, and then push back.  Similar to push-ups on the wall.
3.  To make Flutter Wall Kick even more challenging, push yourself totally off the wall as far as you can, but continue the kick so your momentum eventually changes and you head back to the wall.  Repeat until you run out of air.  Breathe as stated above... and repeat.

How to Do It Really Well (the Fine Points):
Put on a Finis Swimmers Snorkel, and perform the final part of the drill many times (4-6-8-10 times).   It's like a sprint set without going anywhere.  Discover how hard you have to kick to stop the backward momentum, and create forward momentum.  It's tougher than it looks.

This drill was shot completely with our iPhone.  Kinda fun actually.

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