flutter kick


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flutter kick

n.
A swimming kick used in crawl and backstroke in which the legs are extended straight back and alternately moved up and down with a slight bend in the knee on the upward movement.

flutter kick

n
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a type of kick used in certain swimming strokes, such as the crawl, in which the legs are held straight and alternately moved up and down rapidly in the water

flut′ter kick`


n.
a swimming kick in which the legs make rapid alternate up-and-down movements while the knees remain rigid.

flutter kick

Legs move up and down alternately with a bend at the knees.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flutter kick - a swimming kick; the legs are moved rapidly up and down without bending the knees
Australian crawl, front crawl, crawl - a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
backstroke - a swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her back
swimming kick - a movement of the legs in swimming
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flutter kick

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HAMSTRING CURLS -Almost every leg movement in the water is assisted by your hamstrings, which help to stabilize legs during the downward, power stroke of a flutter kick.
The front crawl swimming (Figure 2C) and flutter kick (Figure 2G) exercise modes present the most undesirable characteristics of underwater recordings, with unavoidable bubbles and turbulences that negatively affect the visibility of the markers (Ceccon et al.
Scene One in a swimming class may be a warm-up exercise using a beach ball with an assortment of drills (fifteen bobs, twenty-five yards of flutter kick, etc.
At one point he slyly inserted a movement best described as a swimmer's flutter kick, a typical skewing of classical technique.
Stanley Shechter, 75, is still trying to master the dolphin kick, finding an alternating-leg flutter kick more effective.
Roy Saari, the first man to swim the 1500 meters under 17 minutes, introduced a new theory for the crawl stroke by using a trdujen (scissors) kick with a two-beat flutter kick.
Instead, put your arms on the edge of the ice and do a flutter kick so your body becomes horizontal with the water's surface.
Try practicing the back flutter kick with a helper to support your weight.
The mechanisms of propulsion generation by the flutter kick and dolphin kick, while using fins, were also explained by Colman, et al.
May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 10,000 children on 4 continents will bob, float and flutter kick their way into the record books by participating in The World's Largest Swimming Lesson(TM) at 2 p.
This is then combined with a 6-beat flutter kick so that they inhale and kick 1-2-3 then exhale (face in the water) and kick 4-5-6.
However, the Sport Fin edged out Pacifica in the power test while swimming at the surface without scuba, and in flutter kick preference.