Video Analysis: R Leg Good & Left L Not

So here’s another girl. This one’s out a little bit faster speed. But you can see here how the foot is coming through the surface on the Up Kick, so she does a really good job with the right leg, specifically. You can see through the surface of the water, but the left leg doesn’t always get through the same amount. This is due to a little bit of imbalance in her rotation, so she wants to make sure that she always gets the right foot through, but the left is equal, so you can see here how the left in that frame doesn’t entirely, kick through the surface. So just needs to improve the balance of the legs and make sure that the rotation is even from side to side because that’ll affect the legs, which will improve her Up Kick. As far as the Down Kick is concerned, she’s barely in front of her body, you can argue that isn’t in front of her body when you look at the angle of where her fingertips are compared to her right foot. So once again, her quad is not contracting fully because she’s straight under her body line, and you want to finish that kick below the body line. On the left leg, the toes are down in front of everything except the hands, but need to be swung through even more. If you put a soccer ball here and that was the end of where she kicked the soccer ball, that soccer ball would not go very far or in the direction that she wanted it to go. You can see how our toes are pointed, but they’re not super flexed. She was able to get that foot more behind the body itself. It’s okay to curl the toes. When you point your ankle, or plantar flex, you’re going to point the toes, but you can also curl them, so you can bend the toes and curl them down that also increases the surface area of the tops of the foot, which allows you to kick more water.