Part II: Why is the Backstroke Kick DIFFERENT than the Freestyle Kick?

Part II: Why is the Backstroke Kick DIFFERENT than the Freestyle Kick?

Welcome back to Part II of our series on Backstroke kicking. In today’s post, my goal is to teach you the 3 FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCES between the Backstroke and Freestyle Kicks–since in Part I of this series, we discussed the 3 similarities. In case you missed Part I of this series, click here to catch up. Otherwise, let’s get started! One of the main things Backstrokers have to deal with that Freestylers never really need to think

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3 Similarities Between the Freestyle & Backstroke Kicks:

3 Similarities Between the Freestyle & Backstroke Kicks:

Welcome to our newest series on the Backstroke kick! Fundamentally, the Backstroke kick is similar to the Freestyle Kick—with a few key differences. Our goal in this next series is to help you understand the key similarities between the Backstroke and Freestyle kick, along with—the distinct differences, so you can hone in improving your Backstroke kick for your races! Let’s get started… Just like Freestyle, Backstroke is a long-axis stroke.

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