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Forum: Freestyle 07-08-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6,598
Posted By swimmermike
DVD choice

CAntswim

Great question, but I'm not sure how anyone can answer--we'll see. And I'll try.

I have both DVDs, and think each of them has important things to say, but says them differently. The...
Forum: Freestyle 07-02-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,836
Posted By swimmermike
Phelps and stroke count

Yes

I heard that. I mentioned it to my son (who is thinking of taking up swimming) as soon as Phelps said it.

It's affirming to hear that kind of thing from Phelps.
Forum: Freestyle 06-22-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1,140
Posted By swimmermike
A good pool in Dallas?

Hi folks

I'll be in Dallas Friday through Monday, and have a "passport" from the IHRSA group of athletic clubs, and will try that list, but I wondered whether someone in our TI group can suggest a...
Forum: Freestyle 06-21-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 12,913
Posted By swimmermike
leaning while spearing

Coach David Shen


Can you say more about the leaning "into the stroke of the arm" that you say Shinji teaches?

Thanks
Forum: Freestyle 06-09-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 3,251
Posted By swimmermike
switch timing and fatigue

Andy--

Great point. This morning as I was finishing a long swim, I noticed that my left shoulder was complaining during the stroke. Somehow I noticed that I was starting my stroke before the...
Forum: Freestyle 05-24-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 5,624
Posted By swimmermike
Doubt!

Andy

I agree in spirit with what Coach ToddE says, about this guy possibly having gotten into your head.

Your worried post does not sound like you (usually, dedicated, confident, focused).

I'd go...
Forum: Freestyle 05-12-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 6,811
Posted By swimmermike
torpedo shape

I'd suggest you start with superman glide, get comfortable with your head and neck relaxed. Repeat this until you feel some degree of familiarity with this alone.

Then, on your next push-off, use...
Forum: Freestyle 04-10-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 48,389
Posted By swimmermike
Coach Suzanne Can you go through this slowly...

Coach Suzanne

Can you go through this slowly please--

What do you do with each arm as "If you are in skating, and you swing (without switching) with your elbow at the surface of the water...then...
Forum: Freestyle 04-08-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,572
Posted By swimmermike
Very cool to have this--thanks.

Very cool to have this--thanks.
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 04-07-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,964
Posted By swimmermike
About the TempoTrainer-- I would leave that...

About the TempoTrainer--

I would leave that aside for a while, and just work on Terry's fundamentals. After you feel comfortable with that regimen, and feel you are gradually lowering your SPL...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 04-07-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,964
Posted By swimmermike
Thanks MarkkuS--good stuff.

Thanks MarkkuS--good stuff.
Forum: Backstroke 04-02-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,271
Posted By swimmermike
pnalford: I too have had lumbar surgery...

pnalford:

I too have had lumbar surgery (discectomy), not a fusion. I have had no trouble resuming flip turns.

I was told that back flexion while lying down (e.g., knees brought to the chest) or...
Forum: Freestyle 03-26-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,772
Posted By swimmermike
Andy I agree with Ian and Coach Paul. (This...

Andy

I agree with Ian and Coach Paul.

(This agreement may be self-serving, as I interrupted my own practice this morning due to fatigue).

Nonetheless, I think what Terry has said about such...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 03-25-2012
Replies: 220
Views: 67,777
Posted By swimmermike
Boy, I haven't heard or read that word (fartlek)...

Boy, I haven't heard or read that word (fartlek) in a long while.

It reminds me of cross country skiing with a former mentor of mine, over thirty years ago, who'd moved back to Bavaria from Dallas. ...
Forum: Freestyle 03-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,343
Posted By swimmermike
Hi Arunks Thanks for submitting the tape. I...

Hi Arunks

Thanks for submitting the tape.

I have a few things to suggest:

1. Try swinging your elbow more on recovery, rather than leading with your hand. It looks as though you are guiding your...
Forum: Freestyle 03-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,921
Posted By swimmermike
Ladyfish Great work. The only thing I can add...

Ladyfish

Great work. The only thing I can add (coaches should comment)--you could perhaps glide a bit longer after a stroke. But I realize that is a function of many things, e.g., how fast you...
Forum: Freestyle 03-08-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 11,034
Posted By swimmermike
Really two questions, and answers: 1. A typical...

Really two questions, and answers:

1. A typical breath at rest will be 300-500 cc. That's 6-10% of total lung volume for a 70kg person.

2. Whether it should be "the minimum needed to keep...
Forum: Freestyle 03-08-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 11,034
Posted By swimmermike
Andy I agree with Suzanne and would just add a...

Andy

I agree with Suzanne and would just add a few things

Although we're talking about breathing, what is often the main limiting factor is of cardiac (heart) not pulmonary (lung) origin. The...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 03-01-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 15,158
Posted By swimmermike
Terry I love these sophisticated discussions...

Terry

I love these sophisticated discussions about the tools we have to work within this art form we call TI swimming.

Are you saying that there is, for you, some specificity of experiential result...
Forum: Freestyle 02-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,896
Posted By swimmermike
Hi ZW I agree with Boken's post, and would...

Hi ZW

I agree with Boken's post, and would suggest that you work on some swing skate and swing switch drills. They will help you stay on your spearing side.

Right now your recovering hands are...
Forum: Freestyle 02-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,251
Posted By swimmermike
Foxjohng You may already be doing this, but are...

Foxjohng

You may already be doing this, but are you extending your lead hand/wrist and gliding on your side? In terms of proportional time, you should be spending lots of time on your side,...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,754
Posted By swimmermike
Coach Emily I followed you for the first two...

Coach Emily

I followed you for the first two paragraphs, but could you say what you mean by seeing arms and legs "meeting cross laterally?" And "cross crawling?"

Humans, unlike, for example,...
Forum: Freestyle 02-05-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 13,884
Posted By swimmermike
Suzanne, Brian, Mike: When Suzanne writes this: ...

Suzanne, Brian, Mike:

When Suzanne writes this: "there is a little "snap" as if your fingers are gently dribbling the ball...then to perform the next dribble the fingers plam & hand need to be...
Forum: Freestyle 02-04-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 6,346
Posted By swimmermike
Haschu I think I know what you mean. What you...

Haschu

I think I know what you mean. What you write gives me a kind of focal point for that phase of the stroke.

And I realize that when I think "lean on lungs," I am actually thinking forward,...
Forum: Freestyle 01-25-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,666
Posted By swimmermike
I think that I do exert some lift (vertical force...

I think that I do exert some lift (vertical force vector) on my elbow, though I am pretty sure I have heard in clinics and on DVDs that we are to "swing" the elbow outwards. In drills, I consciously...
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