Elements Of A Great Flutter Kick (Part 1)
It sounds simple but I see a lot of one beat kicking out there. It's like saying you want to win a drag race and then ripping a couple tires off your car,"Just 'Cuz!" It doesn't make sense and it leads people to believe you aren't really serious about swimming. You want your Coach's attention? Look serious!
Your kick should be fast always. Wether it's your warm up, during kick sets, coming back to the wall after a practice turn or messing around with your friends at the water park you should kick fast. Every time you kick slow you teach your big quads and hams that slow is super cool and they can take it easy if they want. If they learn to always go fast you have one less thing to think about, one less decision to make and they can go on auto pilot in the one ON position. Do you want soft quads that like to lay on the couch eating 'Ritos, watching cartoons all day or tenacioius little 'never say die' kicking machines?
If you need to adjust your speed change the speed and power of your pull. This will also free up your brain for other things and leave you feeling a little calmer (and less winded.) The good news is after awhile that warm burn goes away and you can motor up and down the lane easy peasy while telling your bestie what you did over the weekend. Then you can start wearing kick socks :)