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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Stark View Post
    I finally got a chance to watch this and it is excellent.I was familiar with all the drills except for the 4 stroke free/3 stroke BR drill and use the other drills frequently. I'll try the new one too. Thanks.
    Thanks, glad you liked it!

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    Re: The Breaststroke Lane

    Hey frogs,
    I'm new here. I'm a 17 years old male with a 1:08 in my 100 scy and a 2:30 in my 200 scy though I haven't swam the 200 in a while since my high school doesn't have the 200 br

    High school season just ended and I'm motivated to get even faster for next season. Does anyone have any suggestions for dryland exercises? I feel like my kick needs some strengthening.

    I will try and get some film from my next meet in about a month.


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    Pretty much any of the weight room exercises that work the quads are good:squats,lunges,leg presses,quad extentions etc.Also really good is vertical jumps in about 7 ft of water in streamline position(shallower water is OK if that is all you have access to.) My favorite leg exercise is 25 eggbeater sprints.
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    I will definitely do that then thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin125 View Post
    Hey frogs,
    I'm new here. I'm a 17 years old male with a 1:08 in my 100 scy and a 2:30 in my 200 scy though I haven't swam the 200 in a while since my high school doesn't have the 200 br

    High school season just ended and I'm motivated to get even faster for next season. Does anyone have any suggestions for dryland exercises? I feel like my kick needs some strengthening.

    I will try and get some film from my next meet in about a month.


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    As part of your dryland exercise, add some work on ankle and leg flexibility. One exercise for ankle flexibility is to lie on your back, legs fully extended and ellivated (as your legs would be at the completion of the kick), pointed toes and try to touch your small toes

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    Hi folks. NON breaststroker here. My 14 yr old beginner swimmer is a natural. His legs are long and his kick takes up the whole lane. I told him to try a narrower kick for more power, but he says that when he does, he gets a sharp pain on the inside of his knee. Is this something that is normal? is it a strength issue? or technique? I am actively trying to not be "that mom" but he is open to suggestions since his summer league is coached by high school students, and the stroke instruction is minimal at best. Oh, and he will not let me video tape him otherwise I would have included a video.

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    Re: The Breaststroke Lane

    Quote Originally Posted by jpetyk View Post
    I told him to try a narrower kick for more power, but he says that when he does, he gets a sharp pain on the inside of his knee. Is this something that is normal? is it a strength issue? or technique? I am actively trying to not be "that mom" but he is open to suggestions since his summer league is coached by high school students, and the stroke instruction is minimal at best. Oh, and he will not let me video tape him otherwise I would have included a video.

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    Sometimes kids (And adults) with lots of joint mobility can experience pain in the MCL that runs along the inside of the knee. If it's very painful then I'd have it looked at. If it's only during the kick, then I'd try to find a good coach to look at his technique. For me, if I get lazy and let my legs start "squeezing" the water (even with narrow knees) instead of catching it and pushing it back, I'll get MCL pain in one or both knees. Straightening up and swimming right always seems to fix it. Knee pain is always worth addressing, but especially for a breaststroker! Hate to loose that kick!

    Cheers

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    Re: The Breaststroke Lane

    Quote Originally Posted by isilver78 View Post
    Hi,
    Sometimes kids (And adults) with lots of joint mobility can experience pain in the MCL that runs along the inside of the knee. If it's very painful then I'd have it looked at. If it's only during the kick, then I'd try to find a good coach to look at his technique. For me, if I get lazy and let my legs start "squeezing" the water (even with narrow knees) instead of catching it and pushing it back, I'll get MCL pain in one or both knees. Straightening up and swimming right always seems to fix it. Knee pain is always worth addressing, but especially for a breaststroker! Hate to loose that kick!

    Cheers
    This is really a good answer.Medial knee pain is very common for BR swimmers as the action of the kick puts a great deal of strain on the joint. It is very important to stop when the pain begins. The fact that the pain occurs so quickly for jpetyk's son makes it seem like it is probably a problem with technique.Having pain after doing a lot of BR is bad but common.Having pain after not much is not common, and likely could be fixed with proper technique, as isilver78 implied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Stark View Post
    This is really a good answer.Medial knee pain is very common for BR swimmers as the action of the kick puts a great deal of strain on the joint. It is very important to stop when the pain begins. The fact that the pain occurs so quickly for jpetyk's son makes it seem like it is probably a problem with technique.Having pain after doing a lot of BR is bad but common.Having pain after not much is not common, and likely could be fixed with proper technique, as isilver78 implied.
    I agree with Allen Stark - it sounds like there is a technique issue here. Normally, a narrower kick will reduce pressure on the knees. And with a wide kick, your son is losing a good deal of the momentum and power he would get out of the strength of his legs. A few posts earlier, I attached a link to a breaststroke drills video, which includes breaststroke with pull buoy. Using the pull buoy is a great way to enforce proper kicking technique without putting pressure on the knees. Here is the link to the video: http://www.swimspire.com/breaststrok...merle-liivand/

    Again, though, as Allen said, it is important not to over-do it, so be sure your son stops when he feels any pain. If the pain persists over time, he may want to get it checked out by a doctor to ensure that it is nothing serious.

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