Video Example: Ryan Lochte

So the person I picked for the most picturesque Backstroke is Ryan Lochte. He is picture perfect on his pull and picture-perfect on his rotation. So let me show you what that looks like. So you can see here as he pulls down, he finishes with that palm facing down which helps him kick over to the opposite side and get into that maximum point of rotation by the time he engages into his catch. As we showed you guys before, you want to make sure that when you are doing this, you get that shoulder to elbow straight line he’s maybe it’s just like a hair off and that frame, but if you kick them over to this frame on his right side, it’s, it’s a perfect line from shoulder to the elbow. You can see there how the elbow is the deepest point, Just like here are the elbows the deepest point, the head is super shallow, almost touching the surface but not quite at the surface, and then at the very end, he finishes with that palm going down towards the bottom of the pool. So this YouTube video is just a Speedo video- I think it was like a promo in whatever goggles he has on. But if you guys want to google it, it is in slo-mo, which is great to watch after the webinar. I would highly recommend it if you’re looking for something perfect to show your swimmers on a Backstroke pull.

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