What does backstroke mean?

How do you explain backstroke?

The backstroke, or back crawl, uses alternating and opposite arm movements. As one arm pulls through the water from an overhead position to the hip, the other arm recovers above the water from the hip to the overhead position and vice versa. The legs perform a flutter kick, similar to the one used in the front crawl.

What is the backstroke used for?

For example, backstroke can help improve your posture since your muscles need to work to keep your back straight in the water. It can also help improve your hip flexibility. Just like other swimming strokes, it will also work your arm, leg and core muscles.

How do you breathe during backstroke?

The ideal breathing pattern in backstroke is one breath per arm cycle. This means that when one hand exits the water, you breath in and when the opposite hand exits, you breath out.

How does backstroke describe the whole movement?

Keep your legs close together and kick from the hips rather than the knees. Keep your ankles relaxed and your knee slightly bent on the downbeat. Kick as hard and as fast as you feel comfortable. Sprinters may kick up to six beats per arm cycle whereas longer distance swimmers will typically use less.

What is the difference between back crawl and backstroke?

As nouns the difference between backstroke and backcrawl

is that backstroke is a swimming stroke swum lying on one’s back, while rotating both arms through the water as to propel the swimmer backwards while backcrawl is backstroke.

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