Kicking like crazy isn’t a good idea during the swim leg of your triathlon. The primary role of your legs during the race is to help you “balance,” as your upper-body takes on the propulsive duties. Having said that, developing a strong kick can help establish the correct technique, create a better body position and improve overall conditioning.
How to do this drill
- With your arms by your side, kick using a flutter kick.
- Once comfortable with this, progress to rolling your body while maintaining a strong flutter kick.
- If you feel your feet dropping in the water, experiment with pushing your chest bone deeper into the water. This will cause your feet to float higher.
- Consider using a snorkel and fins for some of this drill…but not all the time.