After my steady state session today, I took a little bit of video to see how I am doing in terms of “fixing” some things in my stroke.
Here’s the video:
Looking at the video, here’s what I see:
- I am pulling in too high. Essentially, this seems to be caused by me not pulling my upper arms back enough at the finish. Could be a flexibility issue, or just a bad habit
- My shins are a little past vertical at the catch, so I am over compressing at the catch. I am not sure how great a sin that is.
- At the beginning of the recovery, I break my knees, just a little bit, and then recover with my arms and body and then my legs come up. I suspect that I should keep my knees locked down until I have my body in the catch position would be more efficient.
- I have very little lean forward. Part of this is the excess weight I am carrying, but I suspect that it may also be related to body dimensions, and the angle that my thighs at at when my shins are vertical.