Maybe you often meet 1 athlete who can swim hand with extremely fast fan table, but swimming coordination is quite bad. To swim well, one prerequisite is to have flexible ankles. Here are some tips and exercises to help you improve your ankle flexibility for more effective leg beats.
Most of us don’t have good flexibility when we stretch our ankles. This is normal because all running, running, and jumping on land is done with your ankles bent 90 degrees.
So even with strong and strong leg muscles, the runners will also die when they are forced to beat their feet and stride underwater. The more flexible the ankle is, the more contact surface of the instep with water to push the water back.
This is also one of the team’s selection criteria for gifted swimming athletes. The technicians for the athletes to participate in the selection sit with legs straight and try to stretch their ankles. Make the tip of the big toe closest to the ground and measure the distance from the ground to their toes, the smaller the number, the better.
Having a strong, effective set of legs not only makes you swim faster, but more. It gives you a better posture, the thrust generated by the downward thrashing keeps the person above the surface of the water. And one thing is quite easy to see, when you have strong legs, you can still keep the movement technique at the end of your fighting range.
Just as how flexible the shoulder and back is needed to create hand-fan movements with long amplitude and strong force. Then ankle flexibility plays a similar role when you swim your feet. This not only helps to strengthen your legs, but also relaxes your ankles as you repeat the same motion.
Everyone loves to wear propeller, with the benefit of helping you swim much faster, it also extends the activity range of the ankles and feet. It is similar to stretching your muscles.