Technique Question - OK to bend wrist at beginning of crawl stroke?

Technique Question - OK to bend wrist at beginning of crawl stroke?

Post by Steve Freide » Sat, 16 Sep 2000 04:00:00


Is it good form in front crawl to, as you're beginning your pull, bend
your wrist to catch more water more firmly and sooner, then straighten
your wrist as you continue the pull?  I experimented with this a little
today while using paddles, which magnify everything, and it felt faster
and it didn't hurt.

Thanks in advance.

 
 
 

Technique Question - OK to bend wrist at beginning of crawl stroke?

Post by Donald Graf » Sun, 17 Sep 2000 10:22:50

Yes, it is a good thing to do. You can see it in many of the
clips at my website.

Don
http://members.nbci.com/swimfaster/

Quote:

> Is it good form in front crawl to, as you're beginning your pull, bend
> your wrist to catch more water more firmly and sooner, then straighten
> your wrist as you continue the pull?  I experimented with this a little
> today while using paddles, which magnify everything, and it felt faster
> and it didn't hurt.

> Thanks in advance.