While the second arm is pulling
under water, the swimmer is simultaneously exhaling to the count of 4-5-6.
In the photo, the athlete is shown pulling
the weight back to the mid-range position.
As in the freestyle, you may obtain more pulling
surface by bending the arm at the elbow at the beginning of each stroke.
He keeps his shoulders slightly over or ahead of the bar, and establishes a flat back posture by pulling
the shoulder blades toward each other, holding the chest up and out and tilting the head up slightly.
If the TE does not do this, the DE is likely to pinch the tail of the TE's down-block and create a problem for our FB, pulling
guard, and TB (Diag.
The guard on the TE side pulls and leads for the TE, the FB fills for the pulling
guard, and the QB fakes the handoff to the TB and then makes an outside handoff to the TE.