Video Example of: Breathing Every Stroke

This one we’re looking at this guy that’s in second right now coming into the wall. He’s got a nice wide stroke because it does a nice job of getting his head down, as he’s are after he’s finishing the breath, as I said in the 200 Butterfly, you’re basically all going to get into that really extreme stance where you’re essentially snowplowing gets the water but the goal is to try to prolong the time that it takes for you to get there and then how steep you are when you are there. So one thing for him is that his body alignment, it’s gonna be really hard to basically get back into flat horizontal body alignment, if you breathe every stroke at the end of a 200 fly. So, I would promote for him to maybe continue this like every other stroke that happens every few times for him on this video versus trying to breathe every single stroke on the breath end up, ends up getting too long. The second, it gets a little bit smaller, because of the stroke itself just because a lot harder to do. A lot of people do this, where they are trying to breed every stroke, and, you know, My goal did that and I feel like it’s kind of like well you know Michael Jordan was the Michael Jordan, we have the Michael Phelps. But Michael Phelps, the one of the main reasons that set him apart from some of the rest of the swimmers, is he was able to maintain his body alignment so he came up every stroke and took a breath but then he also got down after every single stroke. You don’t see Michael getting into an extreme angle, where his body is raised up so high above the surface of the water who stays really flat and really low, which is a specific type of butterfly technique that is taught and it’s due to like a different style of breath, which this type of butterfly and most butterfly tech for the most commonly taught Butterfly technique involves more undulation than what we see necessarily in Michael’s strokes. Michael’s got some really flexible feet and also some really flexible shoulders. A swimmer normally comes up and down more than if you breathe every stroke in and, up and down, more up and down stroke, the more resistance, you’re going to have, the harder that strokes going to be.