Mills, Glenn; Pipes-Neilsen, Karlyn
January 2006
Swimming World;Jan2006, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p36
The article presents information on high elbow pull in freestyle swimming. In learning a high-elbow pull, some swimmers may take the advice of leading with their fingertips pointed down too literally. They point the fingers so sharply that they create a 90-degree angle between forearm and hand. This "broken wrist" actually causes a swimmer to lose connection with the water. To get maximum leverage for a powerful pull, it's important to create a single, large surface area with the hand, wrist and forearm.


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