So I pulled the water, and my body was propelled forwards, right. My body was propelled forwards, right? After it was propelled, here, I said not to use the circle to the back, didn’t I? Looking for the swimming master, the otter. (pro swimmer) ‘Thanks for the great tips on the butterfly stroke.’ ‘I was told that my butt doesn’t emerge to the surface of the water when I do the butterfly stroke, what would be my problem?’ they said. Those of you whose butts don’t come out of the water when you do the butterfly stroke, now, I think it should help to listen in on this. I, earlier, said this just before starting from over there, I said that the time comes when you wait. If your limbs rotate too hastily, when you do the butterfly stroke, now, the arm– I didn’t get to explain much about the arms yet. When you do the butterfly stroke, if my body is here at the center, if you think of my body as being at the center of the earth, I’m leaving my arm out here, and rotating around once like this. But for freestyle swimming, also with the freestyle swimming– and this goes the same for me, I have to go in that direction. That direction– Why I’m explaining this is, I have to go in that direction, but… The breaststroke also only uses exactly half of my body. Because, if you look from the side, you’re only using this half, because you’re not using the circle, the radius at the back. Because when my elbows move backwards, then move forwards again, I’m only using this half, to make my body fall over forwards, so Yes A person who uses only this half of the circle, and the person who moves even slightly further back from that, would end up moving backwards, then forwards. The butterfly stroke, it uses this significantly. Now, which part gets used significantly is, in this state, where my body is right here, leaning over like this. Leaning over, from this position where the body is leaning forwards, the belly button is the center. The belly button is at the middle of the body, in this half of my circle. So I pulled the water, and my body was propelled forwards. My body was propelled forwards, right? After it was propelled, here, I said not to use the circle at the back, didn’t I? What you have to do, then, when you do the butterfly stroke is, if you’ve come about here, if you’ve come around the belly button area, you need to let your hands fly away at the pelvis, and they must come over forwards at the radius. Yes. They must come over forwards. But a lot of people then ask what that has to do with the butt. Mostly, the people who throw their arms here at the back, as the power of the throw becomes weaker, the butt cannot follow. The issue with the butt can emerge due to the movement of the arms, I– Because I couldn’t watch the video, because I didn’t get to watch the video, now. So whether it’s the arm movements, or the waist movement, but usually, over 70 to 80%, over 70 to 80% of what causes the butt to fail to emerge is the arm movement. This is something I’d like you to note. When I lie on my stomach, with my body as the center, if the arms have come up to here, I get stuck in that position where I’m unable to come or go. The remaining movement is that movement of scooping the water out towards the back, like this, as I said. Then, when you’re stuck here, being unable to come or go anywhere, the same goes for the head. When doing the butterfly stroke, rather than necessarily having to say you should bow your head, when the arms have come to the line around the belly button and the pelvis, when they stick to the side like that. As you fall over– You fall over, you see. As the body falls over forwards, yes. The head also falls over along with it. – When you’ve pulled the water towards the center, up to the belly button.
– Yes, when you’ve come all the way up to this part. – As the body just falls over forwards.
– As you fall over, you have to raise the arms up, yes, you need to get it out with the pinky fingers. – Oh, so turn the arms to the side and then rotate them…
– Yes, that’s how you rotate them. – Rather than necessarily trying to do it with a force all the way at the back.
– Yes, yes, yes. – When you’ve reached the belly button line, your weight leans forward.
– Yes, you fall over forward. As it falls, as the body falls over, and the heaviest part of our body is the head, when the head goes in, the butt would come out. – Right?
– Yes, but, but on the contrary, if you end up scooping the water here, it becomes a little too stable, the body. In swimming– Track and field, where the body is leaning forwards, is the fastest, right. Among the sports where the center lies in front. The next in line, out of the sports where the center is completely leaning forwards, swimming is the fastest. When I fully balance the center of my body You have to put some weight on swimming and I don’t mean the body itself. If you put the weight in swimming and the center goes on the back of the pelvis, you wouldn’t be able to move forward in short distance as much as you wanted to. But when my center is here, it has done its work. When the arms are here, remember I’ve told you that the rest of the movements have to be scooping up the water at the back of the body. You have to be scooping the water and you have to turn your body forward when it’s unstable then it will move forward. That’s how you can swim forward constantly. It goes same for the butterfly stroke. When you swim by scooping the water out and with weight, the bottom will sink. The arm has to come forward when my center is unstable. That’s how the arms wait for you in the front. Think about it and now let’s see the freestyle. It’s not that I don’t push the water to the end. I don’t scoop the water out but try to focus on how I turn over my arms when the center is unstable. -She’s saying that the weight of your body has to be focused on the front with the movement.
-Yes. It’s same for the freestyle and the butterfly. Yes, and for the freestyle, I don’t know if ‘unstably moving forward’ is the right phrase. But what I mean is that rather being too stable while swimming, when the back is unstable and the front isn’t, the body would lean forward much more. But I don’t mean that you should push the water less. Let’s see. While trying to show you guys how to swim with the center on the front, my upper body was a little shaky. But it’s about balancing the center to the front so please don’t mind the posture but look how the body tilts forward. Like the question that you’ve asked for the butterfly. -When I told you my butt wasn’t emerging.
-Yes. The butt isn’t emerging. It’s not about the arms pushing away the water till the end at the waist. But the strength comes out when you stroke at the time you’re going to move forward. I hope it goes well. Yes so now, I think it would have been okay to show you because I didn’t swim long. Many of you tend to try this and that when the butt doesn’t emerge. In my intuition, it’s probably because you push the water too far when the center was at the back and stroked the arm. If that was the question. There could be many reasons why the butt doesn’t emerge. Many people emphasizes on putting the weight to the front a little late or focusing too much on pushing the water away. If my arms are moving forward without the body following, the butt isn’t going to emerge. However, when the arms are till here around the navel and I shift weight to the front with my head, the upper body will tilt naturally and the butt will emerge. I’m sure there are people who can swim better by stroking the arm or scooping the water out on the back. But when the weight goes and lean forward, then the arms will stroke on the sides naturally. For the entries, do the hands have to enter from thumb index finger with the palm facing outside or the palms facing the water? There were some controversies regarding that. Which method worked out the best for you?