Are the chest muscles emphasized as much in the breast stroke as the back is in the back stroke?

Question by Kevin: Are the chest muscles emphasized as much in the breast stroke as the back is in the back stroke?
I don’t seem to notice any chest muscle fatigue in the breast stroke as I do in my back in the backs stroke. Does the breast stroke not emphasize the chest as much, or is my back just weaker?

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Answer by swimsiddog87
The back muscles aren’t emphasized very much in the back stroke, like fly and free, backstroke emphasizes the lats and deltoids, It’s only called backstroke because your on your back. Breastroke does work your pecs a lot, bench and incline bench are great lifts for improving breaststroke. Dolphin kick such as on fly when you breath is the stroke that works your (lower) back the most, while the recover works the upper back.

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