Flutter Kick is a leg kicking movement in the water for the purpose of moving and keeping the correct body position while swimming.
Flutter kick is also used for aquatic exercising to tone leg and core muscles. One example is the side kick shown in the GIF on the left (click here to view this exercise).
But if the flutter kick is not performed correctly, then it may not have the effect intended. A person doing a wrong flutter kick would find himself using extra effort and not moving. So in the article, I will explain the correct method to perform flutter kicks.
- Your kick should originate from your hip flexors. A common mistake is to kick from the knee joint. That is not to say that the knee should not move, but it should not start the move. The knee bending is more a result of your leg breaking through water. Kicking from your knee could make you move in place or move backward.