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Forum: Freestyle 12-14-2010
Replies: 138
Views: 103,331
Posted By elskbrev
Lawrence has a point. As I tried for months to...

Lawrence has a point.

As I tried for months to transition from drills to freestyle whole stroke, I struggled with breathing in part because I was moving so slowly in the water that there *wasn't*...
Forum: Freestyle 09-09-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,454
Posted By elskbrev
You didn't say what type of TI workshop you...

You didn't say what type of TI workshop you wanted to sign up for. Seems to me that with as much swimming experience and TI knowledge you already have, your money would be better spent with a few...
Forum: Freestyle 05-14-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,593
Posted By elskbrev
single arm freestyle

p.s. You could try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQdRFAtNZt8
Forum: Freestyle 05-14-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,593
Posted By elskbrev
shoulder problems

How mobile is your shoulder? Can you endure miles of relaxed, effortless freestyle? If not, scratch the race. If yes, do as Terry did after his shoulder surgery. See blog post: 'How a Shoulder...
Forum: Links and References 04-29-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,940
Posted By elskbrev
Coaching tools

Is there such a thing as an electronic device that can be tucked inside a swim cap, letting coach communicate with the swimmer while he or she is swimming? Something like a tempo trainer, except...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-17-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 11,104
Posted By elskbrev
haschu33, Here's the direct link, if you are...

haschu33,



Here's the direct link, if you are interested: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/10/health/10mind.html?_r=1 . Can't say I was--some psychobabble about dreams.

Just swim, people!

Just...
Forum: Freestyle 11-17-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,283
Posted By elskbrev
Hi Joe, I am absolutely positive that lifeguard...

Hi Joe,

I am absolutely positive that lifeguard had no idea you were in the pool. Sounds like you were swimming WAY underwater! Good job. Sort of. Now, about getting close enough to the surface...
Forum: Freestyle 11-17-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,088
Posted By elskbrev
Total Immersion Freestyle Drills Cheat Sheet

Dear Val,

Try this: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dcrng7xs_4hk45phf9. I found it in another post on this forum; don’t remember which one.

I think it is built around the earlier (2004) Freestyle...
Forum: Backstroke 09-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 6,566
Posted By elskbrev
backstroke glide

Did anyone notice the pause and glide in Irie's kick? Break it down in three parts. Left side, on back, right side. His kicks while on his sides while he is pulling are much wider than the ones...
Forum: Freestyle 08-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,957
Posted By elskbrev
I would like to add one thing, regarding spearing...

I would like to add one thing, regarding spearing hand action relative to timing of breathing in whole stroke.
It seems that in many, not all, TI instructional videos the breath, or "bite of air," is...
Forum: Racing 08-25-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 7,542
Posted By elskbrev
Pablo, Madvet made a good point earlier about how...

Pablo,
Madvet made a good point earlier about how it sometimes takes more experienced swimmers longer for TI to "kick in" because they have more bad habits to unlearn than new swimmers. I believe...
Forum: Links and References 08-25-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 8,607
Posted By elskbrev
No Brain, No Gain

Call the new conference, "No Brain, No Gain." It was on Coach Mike Daley's TI t-shirt.
Forum: Links and References 08-24-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 5,668
Posted By elskbrev
...persistant, patient, perfectionist.

...persistant, patient, perfectionist.
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-22-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,946
Posted By elskbrev
O2 in H2O--bilateral breathing

First, drill to find where "sweet spot" is for breathing to your left. When you have that, practice z-switch from your left side (right shoulder up) to your right side sweet spot position...and...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 08-17-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 9,701
Posted By elskbrev
Funny, when I started popping those pills, I...

Funny, when I started popping those pills, I didn't really look at the content.

Since you asked: the multivitamin contains 975 mg "as Calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate and Calcium citrate;"...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 08-17-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 9,701
Posted By elskbrev
No, just interested in nutrition, so I study it.

No, just interested in nutrition, so I study it.
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 08-17-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 9,701
Posted By elskbrev
Unhappy calf injury

Now you tell me!!!
No offense, let me explain, but not before I apologize for not responding sooner. My pc crashed last week Sunday, and I just learned first how to repair and then how to reformat,...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 08-17-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 6,628
Posted By elskbrev
excema and allergy to tree nuts

BradMM,

Last Fall, coincident with my first red-cross swim lessons, I broke out with a minor case of numular excema--three dime sized spots on upper arms and side of neck. It had nothing to do with...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 08-08-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 9,701
Posted By elskbrev
Calcium?

Calcium?

I just started taking calcium supplements for the past week, and notice an immediate change in the way my body retains water.

Until a week ago, I took no supplements except a teaspoon per...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 08-08-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 4,587
Posted By elskbrev
There's a great thread on this under Backstroke...

There's a great thread on this under Backstroke where everyone from expert (terry) to newby (me) got into it about how to kick: http://www.totalimmersion.net/forum/showthread.php?t=15
Since kicking...
Forum: Backstroke 08-07-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 5,555
Posted By elskbrev
If by this you mean that your catch arm goes into...

If by this you mean that your catch arm goes into an "arm wrestling" angle, it is correct.
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 08-07-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 2,187
Posted By elskbrev
Oconomowoc YMCA

Any TI swimmers at the YMCA in Oconomowoc?
Cindy
Forum: Freestyle 08-06-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 8,234
Posted By elskbrev
shoulder v.s. hip lead

I think the lower back pain may definitely have something to do with the way you are rotating side to side. I have experienced lower back pain when I let my shoulder lead the rotation rather than the...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-06-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 8,392
Posted By elskbrev
low resting heart rate

45!!! What are you, a Mac truck?
Forum: Freestyle 08-04-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,307
Posted By elskbrev
...but if 'NO,' you don't form a cup with your...

...but if 'NO,' you don't form a cup with your hand while dropping your fingers lower than your wrist, then your arm doesn't need to be as deep in the water as if your fingers were more straight. ...
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