View Full Version : Rotate entire body?

December 12th, 2014, 10:35 AM
In reading my TI book, I note that they say to rotate from the top of the spine to the tailbone. Does that mean your legs should always remain straight? In other words, should the legs not also move from side to side with the rest of the body?:dunno:

December 12th, 2014, 11:44 AM
This is a good question, and I’m curious to hear what moreexperienced swimmers have to say. My legs twist like the twisty on a bread bag.Consequently I don’t have much of a kick.


December 12th, 2014, 12:44 PM
I thought everything rotates, whether shoulder or hip driven.

December 14th, 2014, 10:17 AM
Thanks, Steve and Dan. Hoping to hear from more swimmers.

December 14th, 2014, 05:25 PM
I am basically a long distance swimmer who does have a long slow freestyle stroke (12 strokes per 25m) and I roll whole body pretty much. This gives me maximum efficiency for the duration of the whole stroke, important for 3km and upwards races.

However as I race shorter and shorter distances I find I roll less and less with my legs as I my kick becomes stronger and stronger. So 100m and 50m races almost zero lower leg rotation with turbo kick from my 61yo legs :)

December 14th, 2014, 10:20 PM
The rotation starts from the end of one hand pull thru the shoulders ,core, hips to the legs.
I don't think you can NOT rotate the legs when doing this. IMHO

December 15th, 2014, 10:26 AM
Well orca, I seem to have achieved the ability to rotate everything but the legs. Maybe that's why I feel like it's such a struggle. Seems to be my least comfortable stroke. It sounds like I have to focus on more whole body rotation.

December 15th, 2014, 05:43 PM
How many kicks in two arm pulls a right & a left? 2- 4 - 6 - 8 ?