butterfly breathing pattern

butterfly breathing pattern

Post by Jose Sanche » Wed, 17 Mar 1999 04:00:00


What do you suggest as an effective   breathing pattern for butterfly and
why?

 
 
 

butterfly breathing pattern

Post by Ruud » Wed, 17 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Whatever works for you.
Experienced flyers typically breath on every second armstroke when they do
the 100m fly or more. On a 50m fly, they may even do more strokes between
breaths. One of the difficult things in swimming is how to prevent oxygin
shortage. I recently started swimming (Masters 40+) and I used to be a
smoker. On a 50m fly I used to breath on every armstroke. Now, I manage to
breath on every second stroke on the first 25m. I still have to breath on
every stroke on the second 25m. I hope to be able to improve that. The
better you're able to manage your oxygin housekeeping, the less you'll have
to come up for air and the better your overall streamline will be. I feel
that it's a matter of experimenting to see with what you can get away with
and still swim a comfortable last lap, without gasping for air.

 
 
 

butterfly breathing pattern

Post by BAYCITVIDG » Wed, 17 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>What do you suggest as an effective   breathing pattern for butterfly
and
>why?

        we don't know how effective your stroke-kick
        is?  

        it's hard to tell seeing as how no video has
        been sent by you for view.

        some fly-ers breathe face forward
        some fly-ers breathe right side
        some fly-ers breathe left side

        some do all of the above.  

        the face forward is the easiest to learn.

        in my estimation and teaching it.  

        cannot u locate a place where
        you can observe fly-ers in action
        and see how efficient they are as
        they stroke-thump down the lane?

        it's hard to tell due to we don't  
        know how strong your arms and legs
        are and how they cooperate in the
        motions...or if you have one strong
        arm and one not so, etc.

        we don't know ho wold you are and how
        long you have been "contemplating doing
        it"....

        do you swim competitively?  Do you have
        an ideal "teacher" to guide you?  

        bill conduit
        etc.

 
 
 

butterfly breathing pattern

Post by Allan Woo » Sat, 20 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>What do you suggest as an effective   breathing pattern for butterfly and
>why?

Depends on the race distance:

For race distances up to 50metres the energy system is pre***ly
anaerobic so you don't need too much oxygen. Breathe when you need to
remembering that keeping the head down permits a flatter body position
therefore less resistance.

For races of 100m the oxygen you take in during the first part of the race
is the oxygen your body will need for aerobic glycolosys later on, therefore
you should breathe regularly on the first 50m (every stroke). Then see what
you feel like - if you feel good towards the end of the race miss one or two
breaths or go to a pattern of breathing every two strokes for a while to
help the body position.

For longer distances breathe every stroke.

Whatever you do try to keep a rhythm going, once you decide on a pattern
don't keep changing it, that will hasten exhaustion. Work out the pattern
for early and late in the race and keep the pattern changes to a minimum.

Allan