Backstroke Winner achievement in Michael Phelps: Push the Limit

Backstroke Winner

Awarded for winning a Backstroke race in career mode.

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How to unlock the Backstroke Winner achievement

  • Dan BrazendaleDan Brazendale1,168,958
    26 Jul 2013 02 Aug 2013
    3 0 2
    I found this stroke the hardest to do, so I thought I would share some technique tips once I got a win.

    I was windmilling my arms pretty much vertically and once I got to the "push the limit" section and tried to go fast I would be left behind and drop from 1st to 8th. What I eventually realised was that the kinect picks you up better if your arms are wider. Rather than trying to keep them vertical, it works a lot better if you spread them out by about 30 degrees.

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    Hughes83How the hell do I start the swim?! I've been trying for hours but this dipshit game doesn't let me do anything.
    Posted by Hughes83 on 15 Feb 14 at 16:49
    TonySkiGoddamn. The 30 degree realization made this SO much easier! couldn't get higher than 8th. Angle the arms and I got first by 3 seconds.
    Posted by TonySki on 09 Nov 15 at 23:28
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  • spankyNspronklespankyNspronkle898,449
    13 Jul 2013 17 Jul 2013
    1 0 0
    I got this during Season 2 and you likely will as well as that is when you start to see different types of races (getting bored of crawls yet?)

    You will have to rotate your arms backwards for this style of race and perform no differently than you do for other races. Try to build your push the limit meter and do not over-extend yourself on stamina during the first length of the pool. If you are playing each race until you come in first and applying points to only stamina and speed in a 1:2 ratio, you will be easily winning races in season 2 and popping this.
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