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Forum: Freestyle 01-17-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,601
Posted By ob3517
fist swimming

Another benefit of fist swimming or swimming with the fistgloves is that you can not push down with your hands to raise your head to breath, so you are forced to extend for air.

After a while your...
Forum: Freestyle 01-17-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,601
Posted By ob3517
My understanding is that TI now recommends not...

My understanding is that TI now recommends not using the fistgloves, but to just swim with a closed fist instead.
Forum: Freestyle 12-11-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,914
Posted By ob3517
breath weak side

Mike, I have the same problem. I have started breathing to my weak side (left) about 3 weeks ago, to straighten myself out and make my left and right side equal. It seemed very awkward at first but...
Forum: Links and References 12-11-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 14,833
Posted By ob3517
Gary Hall, Sr technique

So according to Gary Hall Sr., unless you have a strong kick (6 beat) you should be using a shoulder driven technique like janet evans, especially for tri athletes who want to save their legs.

TI...
Forum: Freestyle 12-04-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 5,778
Posted By ob3517
speed vs efficiency

Mike, to put my 2 cents in, Without seeing you swim it is hard to say if a TT is the answer. Although you may be somewhat efficient at a slow stroke rate, does not mean that your stroke is good...
Forum: Freestyle 10-30-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 13,199
Posted By ob3517
progress

Getting back to the original question, I think progress is made incrementally. This comes from experiencing myself progress during the past year and watching my children advance in competitive...
Forum: Freestyle 10-03-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,199
Posted By ob3517
Downstroke

Hi Suzanne,

What I meant by downstroke is actually downsweep, a swimming term that refers to the movement of the arm into position to initiate the catch.

As of now I have no useful underwater...
Forum: Freestyle 09-30-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,199
Posted By ob3517
flexability

Hey Westy, thanks for the reply,

I too have shoulder flexibility problems particularly on my left side due to a shoulder dislocation 35 years ago. I have found swimming to be the best medicine to...
Forum: Freestyle 09-29-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,199
Posted By ob3517
increasing stroke length

Hi everyone,
I started swimming about 2 1/2 yrs ago, and started TI almost 1 year ago. I've been to a TI clinic and have had one lesson with a TI instructor. I continue to experience continuous...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-07-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,611
Posted By ob3517
Open Water Races

Hi,

Can anyone recommend a web site where there is a fairly comprehensive list of open water swimming events? Most of the web sites I've seen are are pretty limited. Thanks,
Forum: Freestyle 08-12-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,644
Posted By ob3517
head movement

hi, you seem to be moving through the water nicely, I'm assuming it is a 25 yard pool, you are taking 13 spl. I observed in your video that your head is wobbling from side to side. This has got to...
Forum: Freestyle 07-09-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,976
Posted By ob3517
Tried all those

I've tried all those techniques, except the rubber duck. Has anyone tried the PT paddles and are they any better than just using a closed fist?
Forum: Freestyle 07-04-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,976
Posted By ob3517
Fistgoves

What is the current TI philosophy on using Fistgloves and/or PT paddles? I'm at a point I would like to work a little more on propulsion. I know in Terry's TI book he stresses over and over to use...
Forum: Freestyle 06-08-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 39,372
Posted By ob3517
prior swimming

TIjoe, I had started swimming with a masters group about 1 1/2 years prior to starting to practice the TI method of learning. I was in great physical condition, but despite all the advise from the...
Forum: Freestyle 06-06-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 39,372
Posted By ob3517
100m time

I think it is a great question. Your 100 time is a good an easy measure of swimming progress. During practice a few months ago I swam a 1:28 for 100 meters and 3 weeks ago I swam a set of 10...
Forum: Freestyle 05-27-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 6,378
Posted By ob3517
shoulder flex

Hi, I also have shoulder flex problems on my left side due to repeated dislocations playing contact sports when I was young. On the scratch test, one side measured less than 2 inches and the...
Forum: Freestyle 03-20-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 5,520
Posted By ob3517
Heads up

I notice only small boats with all their weight in the back, have their bow up.
Larger ships appear much better balanced at all speeds in the water.
If you want a small boat to go fast, however,...
Forum: Freestyle 02-16-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 11,443
Posted By ob3517
High hips

I noticed when both Terry and Shinji are swimming freestyle (more noticeable with Sinji), their hips are so high that they break the surface or at least appear to during their stroke. Are they able...
Forum: Freestyle 01-23-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,106
Posted By ob3517
swimming flat

Recently, with good results, I've been focusing on swimming flat. That is to say I focus on keeping my shoulders steady until I reach the point where I need to extend the my arm as far in front as...
Forum: Freestyle 01-15-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,866
Posted By ob3517
record breaking

Grant,
If your short term goal is to break the sprint records, then concentrate on that until you achieve it. TI will still be there afterwards. Competitive coaches use the techniques they do...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 01-12-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 15,629
Posted By ob3517
interval

Hi susan,
What is your rest between each event or what interval are you swimming on during each set?
Forum: Links and References 12-24-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 18,181
Posted By ob3517
secret racing

A friend at the pool had a term for trying to beat someone in a lane near you. He called it "secret racing," referring, of course, to the fact that they are not aware that you are racing them. I'm...
Forum: Freestyle 12-02-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 4,872
Posted By ob3517
mg exersizes

Any suggestions on how to best practice these minimal grip exersizes and is it better to use the gloves or not?
Forum: Freestyle 11-19-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 5,021
Posted By ob3517
Goals and practice

Terry, Thanks for replying. My goals are simple, swim faster with less effort and be able to enjoy competing in some open water events. I've read your book twice and I've purchased your...
Forum: Freestyle 11-18-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 5,021
Posted By ob3517
relaxed hand and straight arm

Ok, So my hand is relaxed below the elbow, is my arm tensed to fully extent it and keep it straight? David
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