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Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 03-29-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 3,441
Posted By Edd78
TI side effects

I juste wanted to share here a few of the side effects I have noticed after a few month of TI training (it's been about 4 month now for me with 3 - 4 practice a week).

Standing tall: I try to...
Forum: Freestyle 03-23-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,868
Posted By Edd78
On that video you can see that the "y" coordinate...

On that video you can see that the "y" coordinate of his lead arm (before initiating any catch) never drops below the "y" of his torso, thus keeping his body fully streamlined.

I know I have slowly...
Forum: Freestyle 03-19-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 5,951
Posted By Edd78
I started focusing on wide tracks after reading...

I started focusing on wide tracks after reading your post, something I had neglected (there are always some fine points I discover after reading these forums or after rewatching the DVD).

I'm trying...
Forum: Freestyle 03-12-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 5,535
Posted By Edd78
The reason why you don't swim as well when they...

The reason why you don't swim as well when they are other people in your lane is because your stress level probably raises up one notch, I know I get the same when in a busy lane so I always start...
Forum: Freestyle 03-05-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,041
Posted By Edd78
Reading this I can tell how far I still have to...

Reading this I can tell how far I still have to go ^^
Right now I have two feelings in the water: One when I focus on style and swim at a slower pace, very relaxed, "the glide", I can breath up to...
Forum: Freestyle 03-05-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,858
Posted By Edd78
How are your legs in the water (without fins)?...

How are your legs in the water (without fins)? are they sinking or are you able to keep your body straight?
I know I can now swim freestyle without kicking my legs (I sometimes stop kicking at the...
Forum: Freestyle 03-04-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 4,285
Posted By Edd78
Just like you I have the desire to increase my...

Just like you I have the desire to increase my swimming speed, so I recently purchased a Tempo Trainer (TT) and started on working on :
1) finding my comfort tempo
2) trying to reduce the tempo while...
Forum: Freestyle 02-25-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5,851
Posted By Edd78
I can totally connect with this, once you grasp...

I can totally connect with this, once you grasp TI swimming it becomes a passion. I can't help thinking about the things I need to work on, the drills I should focus on etc.
I'm aslo applying what...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-25-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3,638
Posted By Edd78
I watched some videos of kettlebell and even...

I watched some videos of kettlebell and even though it seems like a nice global workout, it also seems there is a big potential for injuries (either joints/back from the weights themselves) or...
Forum: Links and References 02-25-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 4,706
Posted By Edd78
I have only a very modest suggestion with this...

I have only a very modest suggestion with this segment:

I would add "efficiently" here, because most people can still swim naturally (ie without any teaching) in a dog like manner (I had in mind...
Forum: Freestyle 02-25-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 9,469
Posted By Edd78
I started working on my turns earlier this year...

I started working on my turns earlier this year in january, and I'm already happy with my open turn (I can keep up with flip turn swimmers). I'm still working on flip turn, but I have to say I find...
Forum: Freestyle 02-23-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2,746
Posted By Edd78
Sculling

Doing my daily search of swimming videos on youtube I came across that video sculling video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CHt4J6nJvo), and that really puzzled me.
My perception about TI swimming...
Forum: Freestyle 02-19-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,943
Posted By Edd78
I bought the 2007 edition myself, then the latest...

I bought the 2007 edition myself, then the latest DVD and found out that the very first drills aren't used anymore (I suspect they are now used in the backstroke DVD and I use some of the book's...
Forum: Butterfly 02-19-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 8,891
Posted By Edd78
Thank you everyone for the advice. I'll try a few...

Thank you everyone for the advice. I'll try a few focus during my next practice:
. keep head low (looking down) when coming out of the water.
. Reach far rather than deep with the arms
. try to pause...
Forum: Butterfly 02-16-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 8,891
Posted By Edd78
Breathing and butterfly

I started swimming butterfly at the end of 2009 (around november), so this is relatively new to me. I'm in an adult swimming group and my teacher initially taught me to bring my legs up and release...
Forum: Freestyle 02-02-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 6,182
Posted By Edd78
Well since my last message I went swimming about...

Well since my last message I went swimming about 4 times (about 1 hour practice each time).
I still couldn't manage it the first and second time I went back, so I decided to focus on slowing down my...
Forum: Freestyle 01-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 6,182
Posted By Edd78
I'm also new to TI swimming and I have to say...

I'm also new to TI swimming and I have to say that 2BK is probably #1 priority on my list to reduce drag and turbulences. Before reading Terry's book, I believed I was a sinker (I have very muscular...
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