They are supposed to be doing a 2 beat kick but are they?
How about doing the downbeat exactly on the beeps and letting the arms do their thing?
This is not so easy since the brain prefers to control the arms and not the feet but you must persevere until it happens.
This routine corrects any leg wiggle, corrects any hesitations in the pull and is a Good Thing.
Whilst you are trying to electrically connect brain and feet (which are a long distance away) remember to keep the legs straight, toes pointed in and legs crossing over (hide the foot) in order to minimise the legs flying apart.
I think my stroke is better today because I identified several coordination errors. I used bilateral breathing and tried to keep one goggle in the water.
That's good going. For training and getting the coordination going, give a go at dropping the beeps down to about 70-72 and get your flippers on when starting off the session doing a 2-beat kick. The flippers will help with support and get the coordination right without losing the balance. It's kind of weird taking the flippers off afterwards and attempting the same thing, but 'up' the tempo back to 75 and you 'should' begin to feel the timing kick in after a few lengths (maybe straight away!).
Keep having fun!
Northamptonshire based triathlon coach
Today I did 300 m of 80 SPM and 86 SPM in addition to the usual 75 SPM in order to get the whole action used to accurate coordination.
When you think that plenty of top triathletes and competition swimmers get up to 100 SPM then I think that if they can do it so can I.
I just need to try.
I can feel the benefits too, but its so easy to let it slip into too much relaxation again after a while.
Damn, those toes arnt touching anymore, add some tension again......
Seems that these types are more often a little lazy in the core.
We should always keep some effort going to the kick and keep the bottom up kick/hip driving force alive in the stroke.
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