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Proper flutter kick technique? (ab workout)

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  • Proper flutter kick technique? (ab workout)

    On this website the flutter kicks are shown be done like this, with the legs moving up and down in a restricted range with straight legs.

    However, when we have PT drills with the NSO mentor we do flutter kicks with a wide range and bent knees, like shown here:

    Which one do the candidates do at BUDS?

  • #2
    You'll be doing many different variations, willing to bet you'll start with straight legs then those knees will bend as you tire.


    • #3
      Ethan C What is your ship date? And I would practice flutters as they do in the first example. At BUD/S I am guessing they expect perfect form, which is straight legs with ankles dorsiflexed.


      • #4
        Blackwood my ship date should be around late may, june or july next year. My official shipdate on the SO contract says Dec 12, but I still need to finish high-school so my recruiter said it will change till after this school year.

        As for the perfect form, that's what I thought as well, but videos I have seen from BUDS Prep show bent knees, and we also do it that way when we get drilled by the NSO mentor and former SEAL, so I thought that might be how they do it on the "inside." Of course, the only reason I care is because I want to know how to train.


        • #5
          Ethan C Congrats on the contract, if you're shipping in the summer you'll be hitting winter BUD/s!
          As far as training I would practice with good form, so straight legs..


          • #6
            Does anyone know if they allow you to lay/sit on your hands when you do this or they must be at your side on the floor.


            • #7
              Hi, thanks for sharing the video.