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Freediving stroke tips?

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Cechols

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Hi, thank you to everyone that sees this, but I have a question. I am seriously considering taking a course in freediving and I usually use the dolphin kick to swim. Is it better to kick fast to get down quicker or to kick slow so I don't use as much energy and relax better? Again, thank you so much for your time out of your day!
 
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cdavis

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Kicking slow is usually the best, but your individual physiology and technique might dictate faster. Just have to experiment
 
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Best to go slow and kick from the hip, not the knees. A good instructor will show you how to fin properly.
 
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It also depends on the stiffness of the fins. Any diver will use a slower kick with stiff fins
 
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