Looking around some information about breaststroke technique, I am seeing different information about the timing of the kick.
With the recreational breaststroke (with head all time out) I tend to have my legs already flexed when breathing and kick when extending my arms. However I am trying to do this stroke and maintain a straight streamline as long as posible with the head under water.
After looking around I see different recommendations about when to start flexing my legs preparing for the kick
- When taking the head out (elbows on chest)
- When going down / extending arms
- When arms are already extended
Which one is the right timing? Does it change when keeping the head out always?
So far my feeling is that I should delay flexing my legs as long as posible, at least not even start flexing during the time I am taking a breath, with the kick happening only after arms are completely extended.