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Forum: Freestyle 08-11-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 13,897
Posted By Ron Bear
I learned a lot from the replies on this thread....

I learned a lot from the replies on this thread. I literally thought that patient lead hand waited for the other spearing hand. I now understand that the patience is about getting to catch position,...
Forum: Freestyle 08-11-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 13,897
Posted By Ron Bear
Werner, I believe that you and CoachSuzanne are...

Werner,
I believe that you and CoachSuzanne are in agreement that TI does not insist lead hand stays patient until other hand spears. Part of the reason I did the experiment is that I thought I was...
Forum: Freestyle 08-11-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 13,897
Posted By Ron Bear
CoachJamesEwart, I tried to take video one time...

CoachJamesEwart,
I tried to take video one time and wasn't very successful, so unfortunately I can't honor your reasonable request. I think you are correct that I tend to over-glide with a dead spot...
Forum: Freestyle 08-11-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 13,897
Posted By Ron Bear
Hi CoachSuzanne, If you are not aware that what I...

Hi CoachSuzanne,
If you are not aware that what I am describing is the official TI catch timing, then I am sure I am just in error on that point. On the other hand I know I came to that erroneous...
Forum: Freestyle 08-10-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 13,897
Posted By Ron Bear
I went searching for the thread (and failed)....

I went searching for the thread (and failed). Then I came back here and realized you had actually asked Zenturtle for the thread. Hopefully his search-foo is better than mine. I did find this thread...
Forum: Freestyle 08-09-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 13,897
Posted By Ron Bear
Fooboo, I hadn't realized that part of the reason...

Fooboo,
I hadn't realized that part of the reason for TI timing is to avoid shoulder problems. Good thing to keep in my hip pocket if I start having problems.
Forum: Freestyle 08-09-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 13,897
Posted By Ron Bear
Haradoo, I was using P to stand for "Professional...

Haradoo,
I was using P to stand for "Professional catch timing" so that I wouldn't have to type Professional catch timing over and over. Sorry I didn't make that more clear.

Zenturtle,
No video,...
Forum: Freestyle 08-08-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 13,897
Posted By Ron Bear
Catch timing experiment

For years, I have been using TI catch timing (TI) because:
1) I learned to swim using the TI method.
2) I knew that professionals are very flexible and I assumed I lacked the flexibility to pull off...
Forum: Freestyle 11-19-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 2,456
Posted By Ron Bear
You can rotate using the kick as you mention. You...

You can rotate using the kick as you mention. You can also rotate using no kick at all. I do this as an exercise sometimes. You can rotate by starting the catch and using that leverage. You can...
Forum: Freestyle 10-07-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,419
Posted By Ron Bear
Yes I noticed that mistake when I re-read what I...

Yes I noticed that mistake when I re-read what I wrote. You see, I wrote that sitting at my desk and when I first wrote "down" I literally pointed my toes and since I was sitting, they went from...
Forum: Freestyle 09-25-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,419
Posted By Ron Bear
Not a coach. Not an expert, but I did help my...

Not a coach. Not an expert, but I did help my friend through this exact dilemma. Your main problem is likely inflexible ankles. When you kick your toes should be pointed down. This is 90 degrees...
Forum: Freestyle 08-26-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 10,827
Posted By Ron Bear
I thought of that, but rejected it. From a...

I thought of that, but rejected it. From a standpoint of physics you are absolutely correct. IF your muscles could clamp down on your lungs hard enough and IF your lungs could be pressurized enough...
Forum: Freestyle 08-26-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 8,118
Posted By Ron Bear
ZT, Not a TI coach, but material on the TI site...

ZT,
Not a TI coach, but material on the TI site answers your question. 2:30 per 100M implies poor balance (to me) and that implies work on the very fundamentals. 1:20 per 100M is almost my full out...
Forum: Freestyle 07-15-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 7,529
Posted By Ron Bear
http://www.fade.up.pt/docentes/leandromachado/biom...

http://www.fade.up.pt/docentes/leandromachado/biomecanica/Hydrod-Drag.pdf

This one summarizes several other studies
Forum: Freestyle 07-14-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 7,529
Posted By Ron Bear
I inadvertently posted this to the relaxed thread...

I inadvertently posted this to the relaxed thread instead of this one. Duh. :-)

There are several questions here that have answers that have been measured by scientists.
Question 1: Is there less...
Forum: Freestyle 07-14-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,277
Posted By Ron Bear
http://www.fade.up.pt/docentes/leandromachado/biom...

http://www.fade.up.pt/docentes/leandromachado/biomecanica/Hydrod-Drag.pdf

Jo„o Vilas-Boas (University of Porto, Porto)
I downloaded some papers quite some time ago, but this guy was lead author on a...
Forum: Freestyle 07-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,277
Posted By Ron Bear
There are several questions here that have...

There are several questions here that have answers that have been measured by scientists.
Question 1: Is there less drag under water than at the surface?
Yes. Drag force increase roughly 25 percent...
Forum: Freestyle 07-09-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,481
Posted By Ron Bear
Not lots, but I can think of about ten that have...

Not lots, but I can think of about ten that have that age range and speed. There is one approximately 60 year old woman that I aspire to be more like. She swims about 1:44 / 100m for about a mile (I...
Forum: Freestyle 07-08-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,459
Posted By Ron Bear
I really couldn't make out anything other than...

I really couldn't make out anything other than your arms, but I do see an easy fix there. When you attack the water your elbow angle is maybe 110 degrees. That is fine. But you achieve that 110 too...
Forum: Freestyle 07-08-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,481
Posted By Ron Bear
Danny, At the pool I use in Florida, I see 60 and...

Danny,
At the pool I use in Florida, I see 60 and 70 year olds with good form and good speed and with bad form and terrible speed. I'm with streak in this. I never see anybody with good form swimming...
Forum: Freestyle 06-30-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,104
Posted By Ron Bear
I am self taught in that I have not had a coach....

I am self taught in that I have not had a coach. On the other hand I started my swimming adventure by buying a TI book and video, so I definitely had guidance on how to do it the right way. Based on...
Forum: Freestyle 06-29-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,104
Posted By Ron Bear
Longer distances? Right now that is a no go for...

Longer distances?
Right now that is a no go for this newly acquired skill. This morning I tried to stretch it out to 100, but I'd say that I got it right on fewer than half the strokes. Then I took...
Forum: Freestyle 06-27-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,104
Posted By Ron Bear
I took these thoughts with me to the pool last...

I took these thoughts with me to the pool last night and had a personal record of sorts.

I had a single goal the whole practice of "fall forward perfectly". To achieve that I alternated two focal...
Forum: Freestyle 06-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,104
Posted By Ron Bear
"I've had to both relax and work harder at the...

"I've had to both relax and work harder at the same time, harder in the straightening and more relaxed in terms of a disconnect with the rest of my body."

Talvi,
I can totally relate. When I am...
Forum: Freestyle 05-21-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,329
Posted By Ron Bear
Sherry, I feel your pain. I donít even need my...

Sherry,
I feel your pain. I donít even need my friends to sabotage me. I am perfectly capable of sabotaging myself. The pressure that I find the hardest to resist is the pressure to do really long...
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