Some Acronyms used in TI-Forums
May be somone will find it useful.
Some known and unknown Acronyms used in TI-Forums
With request for correction, addition and expansion...
2BK: Two Beat Kick
2BH: Two Beat Hip
4BK: Four Beat Kick
6BK: Six Beat Kick
AB: Active Balance
ADHD: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
ADP: Asymmetrical Distance Pyramid
AI: Appreciative Inquiry
ANS: Autonomic Nervous System
AOS: Adult Onset Swimmer
ASAP: As Soon As Possible / contextsensitive also: As Slow As Possible (greatings from John Cage :-) )
ATM: At The Moment
ATP: Asymmetrical Tempo Pyramid (look at totalimmersion.net/forum/showthread.php?t=2013)
BDNF: Brain Derived Neutrophic Factor
BPM: Beats Per Minute; sometimes (heart)Beats Per Minute
BR: Body Rotation (Body Roll) / sometimes BReaststroke
BS: BreastStroke / sometimes BacKstroke (contextsensitive)
BSP: Balance-Streamline-Propulsion (-pyramid)
CCC: Coach Certification Course
CEO: Chief Executive Optimist (Terry Laughlin)
CF: Cross Fit (Games)
CFD: Computational Fluid dynamic
CNS: Central Nervous System
COM: Centre Of Mass
COPD: Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
CP: Cerebral Palsy
CROS: Cold Rough Open Water Swim/Stroke
CSS: Critical Swim Speed
CSS: Combat Side Stroke (CSS), used by BUDS and SEAL
CSR: Critical Stroke Rate
CST: Comfortable Stroke Time
CT: Choc Top
CTR: Comfortable Tempo Range
DASA: Disabled Athletes Society of America
DOMS: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
DP: Dog Paddler (whole Body submerged but head)
DPS: Distance Per Stroke
EC: English Channel
EE: Terry's 1.0 Mastery course "Effortless Endurance"
EF: Easy Freestyle (DVD)
EP: Endless Pool
EVF: Early Vertical Forearm
FB: FeedBack or Facebook
FES: Fitness Education Seminar
FQS: Front Quadrant Swimming
FWIW: For What It's Worth
FP: Focal Point
FTT: Fast Tempo Threshold
FYI: For Your Information
GZ: Green Zone
HEC: High Elbow Catch
HIM: Half IronMan
IAP: Intra-Abdominal Pressure
IM: Individual Medley (breast-,backstroke,fly,freestyle). Once found: Ironman
INR: INternal shoulder Rotation (ISR might be better)
IR: Isolated Rotation (drill designed by Charles Coutourier)
ISCA: International Swim Coaches Association
ISR: Have a look at INR
ITBS: Iliotibial Band Syndrome
KPI: Key Performance Inability
LCM: Long Course Meters (50meter)
LCY: Long Course Yards (50yards)
LLR: Laser Lead Rotation
LLP: Laser Lead Position
LSD: Long Slow Distance
LT: Lactate Threshold
LTHR: Lactate Threshold Heart Rate
MAOD: Maximal Accumulated O2 Deficit
MF: Misleading Feedback -- sometimes MushroomFloat, a very frequent form poster
MGFS: Most Graceful FreeStyle - Shinji's most popular YouTube-video
MLSS: Maximal Lactate Steady State
MP: Michael Phelps
MT: Massage Therapist
MTA: Magic Training Arena.
NAD: No Arm Drill
NCAA: National Collegiate Athletic Association
NF: No Feedback
NL: Neurologic Limit
NLP: Neuro Linguistic Programming
NTEVF: Not Too Early Vertical Forearm
OAD: One Arm Drill
OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OMG: Oh, My God (?)
OR: Olympic Record
OW: Open Water
P: Professional catch Timing (think PCT would be better - Werner)
PB: Personal Best
PC: Politically Correct
PE: Perceived Effort
PM: Private Message
PMF: Perpetual Motion Freestyle (DVD)
PR: Personal Record (same as PB=Personal Best)
PT: Physiotherapy / Physiotherapist
RI: Rest Intervall
ROI: Return On Investment (?)
REM: Retired Elderly Man
ROM: Range Of Motion
RPE: Rating of Perceived Effort (usually scales of numbers like 1 thru 10, but depends on the system)
SAD: Single Arm Drill
SAG: Slide And Glide
SB: Season's Best
SBW: Shallow Water Blackout
SC: Stroke Count (TI: Every spear starts a new stroke; no matter which side | Garmin: Every spear with your watch arm starts a new stroke)
SCM: Short Course Meters (25meter)
SCY: Short Course Yards (25 yards)
SDI: Speed Decline Index (?)
SDK: Streamlined Dolphin Kick
SG: Superman Glide
SGF: Superman Glide Flutter
SL: Stroke Length
SPL: Strokes Per Length (Lap)
SPM: Strokes Per Minute
SPS: Strokes Per Second
SR: Stroke Rate
SRRT: Stroke Rate Ramp Test
SS: Swim Smooth (don't use that careless in a TI forum)
SSR: Sweet Spot Rate
STS: Shelly Taylor Smith
SUP: StandUp Paddle Board
SWB: Shallow Water Blackout
TI: Total Immersion (context sensitive: Also "Total Immersion catch timing" - think TICT would be better, Werner)
TIUK: Total Immersion in United Kingdom
TRX: A set of Special (rubber?)bands for gym training
TT: Tempo Trainer
UEF: Ultra Efficient Freestyle (Terry's comprehensive introduction to TI, two books and 15 videos)
UDK: Under Water Dolphin Kick
UNCO: UnCoordinated stroke (OAD breathing to other side)
UHSP: Universal Human Swim Problem
USAT: USA Triatlon / United States Army Training
USMS: United States Master Swimmers
USRPT: Ultra Short Race Pace Training
VK: Vertcal Kick
VO2max: Maximal Oxygen consumption/uptake (maximal aerobic capacity)
VT2: Ventilatory Threshold 2 (popular: Speed limit for getting out of breath)
WCF / WC factor: Wingspan Conversion Factor--ratio of wingspan to height
ZT: ZenTurtle, one of the most frequent forum posters
oops! you already had DPS
This from one of Terry's posts:
"Wingspan Conversion factor--ratio of wingspan to height." - can't figure whether it's wingspan over height or height over wingspan though :(
Distance per Stroke
I know this would be an expansion of your list into a dictionary but ... in the Garmin literature they define a stroke as being counted "every time the watch arm completes a full cycle". This seems to be half that used in other definitions where a stroke is defined as a cycle of either arm. Is there any way to make it clear which definition is being used (at least here)?
There are some question marks, can you remove them?
p.s I can't see the question marks. Looks good to me :) Great stuff.
LTHR - Lactate Threshold Heart Rate
CNS - central nervous system
4BK - 4 Beat Kick
PE - Perceived Effort
RPE - Rating of Perceived Effort (usually scales of numbers like 1 thru 10, but depends on the system)
PR - Personal Record (same as PB=Personal Best)
Hello CoachDavidShen, hello Talvi,
thanks for your "list-work"!
Any hints for replacing the question marks?
@CoachDavidShen: I use a HR monitor (only the Poolmate HR works u/w though) but have no idea of how to read / calculate etc my lactate threshold
@Werner: re those questionmarked acronyms you've got:
EVL may have been a typo?
I use FB to mean Facebook (sorry)
FWIW = For What It's Worth (FYI = For Your Information, etc etc)
I don't know if SB = Season's Best
Oh yes, how about MET? It stands for Metabolic Equivalent of Task and is the basis on which exercise monitors (in sports watches, fitness equipment etc) assess how many calories have been burned in a task. As far as I can tell it's a pretty unsubstantiated form of measurement, but that's what's being fed back to folk as fact.
p.s presumably Tbc means To Be Completed ? ;)
thanks again. Put your hints into the list.
Once upon a time I was told tbc as "to be continued" but that's very long ago; nobody even knew what PCs or the Internet would be...
PS: To the youngsters in the forum: Yes it was possible to survive at those times... How we could survive without TI is still an unsolved miracle...
people have used CSS or Critical Swim Speed in some circles but for TI, it's not as useful as training for swimming fast because in most instances means you shouldn't be anywhere close to a HR where you'll flame out shortly (ie. at LT HR).
For sprint swim training and for elites, managing effort (or more exactly, your effort at which you approach your LT) will be a factor as when you get your swim form skill maximized, then the only thing left to optimize is holding your swim form and efficiency while increasing effort.
Here's another one: "BR" I can't help with what it means though, Charles Couturier uses it.
Charles says it means Body Roll :)
thank you! I'd read the thread and put it in as "Body Rotation..."
Will correct it at once.
Body Roll seems a little bit on a leisure side and
Body Rotation sounds more physical :-)
But it's clearly open: English/American is not my native language...
Last but not least it is Charles' decision.
umph or oomph is not an acronym but is onomatopoeia for the involuntary grunt caused by exertion, and hence loosely used for the idea of exertion or force. A well-known advocate of a forceful catch refers to it as 'umph at the front'.
umph-oomph .... thank you very much. I'll push them out, including Quotation marks :-)
Hunted for this thread today looking for a definition of CSS (normally Critical Swim Speed I think though combat swimming sounds fun!), so thanks Werner for putting the glossary together. I just wish Terry would make it a sticky thread! :)
While I'm here I thought I'd extract the entries you have question marks against and add some input fwiw
NLP often means Neuro Linguistic Programming (a very commercially successful bit of scientific mumbo jumbo)
OCD can refer to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OMG and OWS I have no alternative to the ones you give, but I wouldn't encourage the use of OWS so I'd delete it! :D
ROI often means Return on Investment (I've a bad feeling I'm responsible for introducing some of these).
thanks for your hints... put them in at once...
Excuse this post...
please excuse this post. It's just to push this thread up the the first page. Maybe it's helpflul for a new member... (Very rare additions in last time.)
Good idea Werner :)
Congratulations on becoming sticky!!
And can anyone show me to an explanation of RPE calculation? erry uses numbers like 2.5 etc for RPE so how does he calculate that etc?
I believe the answer lies in the term "perceived" (Rate of Perceived Effort), it will be dependent on skill level, mental/physical fitness... on a scale of 1-5, 1 being easiest 5 being hardest... Terry's experience level allows him to determine this quite 'naturally'. The more one practices deep observation in their own swimming the more natural it will become to determine your own effort levels, and the more attuned and skilled you become you'll see change in those levels; what was once very difficult, let's say, may become quite comfortable.
This is a useful information for making our general knowledge strong. Thanks for posting this useful information.
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