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Forum: Freestyle 11-08-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 5,696
Posted By RobM77
I posted about this a while ago, having noticed...

I posted about this a while ago, having noticed that Shinji and Terry both catch with an almost straight arm, like a one bladed paddle steamer, exerting force downwards as well as backwards providing...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 09-20-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 8,309
Posted By RobM77
Hi Parrot. Yes, obviously each person is an...

Hi Parrot. Yes, obviously each person is an individual and so will be being held back by different things. However, what is universally true for everyone is that swimming is not all about technique,...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 09-20-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 8,309
Posted By RobM77
Definitely not, no, but it certainly helps....

Definitely not, no, but it certainly helps.

Firstly, look at swimmers with good balance but poor breathing: I got to the point six months ago where my stroke was pretty good, and apparently my...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 09-19-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 11,922
Posted By RobM77
That thread I started has indeed received a huge...

That thread I started has indeed received a huge amount of responses. It may be interesting to note that I posted the same problem on another forum and received even more responses, almost all of...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 09-19-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 11,922
Posted By RobM77
I had the exact same problem. I couldn't swim...

I had the exact same problem. I couldn't swim more than 25 metres, so I learnt TI from an excellent coach who worked wonders on my stroke, and that increased my endurance to 50 metres. All the while...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-09-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 16,680
Posted By RobM77
In answer to the above question, Stugeron is an...

In answer to the above question, Stugeron is an over the counter motion sickness treatment available in the UK (where I live). The active ingredient is cinnarizine. I'm afraid I don't know what the...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 16,680
Posted By RobM77
Dizziness from cold water in the ears is very...

Dizziness from cold water in the ears is very common, and it's well worth considering this as a cause. I wear ear plugs to combat this; it can be quite severe for me. I too suffer from terrible...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 09-05-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 5,180
Posted By RobM77
Swimming is a very different sort of fitness....

Swimming is a very different sort of fitness. Lots of people seem to deny that, but I've heard Keri-Anne Payne say it in an interview; and also plenty of experienced and knowledeable coaches and...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 09-05-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 5,180
Posted By RobM77
That was probably me who mentioned that; I've...

That was probably me who mentioned that; I've discussed it on a few of these forums lately. I've struggled with getting out of breath for years, but found in the past when trying to solve this issue...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,499
Posted By RobM77
Eganov: I agree with Westy. I love swimming and...

Eganov: I agree with Westy. I love swimming and being in the water, however as a former physicist and mathematician, I love analysing things :-)
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-31-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 164,347
Posted By RobM77
Ah, I understand now. I think our timing is...

Ah, I understand now. I think our timing is completely different. I start the catch when my recovering hand (the one in the air), passes the "trigger point", which is the elbow of the spearing hand....
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,499
Posted By RobM77
Thanks. The WR comparison is an interesting one,...

Thanks. The WR comparison is an interesting one, because one can assume they're perfect at everything, and you're right, it therefore shows up weaknesses for the rest of us. 32 seconds over 50 metres...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,499
Posted By RobM77
Thanks Westy. Strange isn't it how Triathlons...

Thanks Westy. Strange isn't it how Triathlons stop about now? here in the UK other watersports run May to October, because there's a lag between good air temperature (April to Aug) and water...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,499
Posted By RobM77
Thanks for your post GTBD. I was purely...

Thanks for your post GTBD. I was purely interested in ratios between spring and endurance, and wasn't inferring that I was fast or slow or encouraging others to do so (depending where your own...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,499
Posted By RobM77
Thanks. Perhaps this "rule" is just a...

Thanks. Perhaps this "rule" is just a coincidence. I was surprised that swimming fitted it, because of how dense water is compared with air, I expected the ratio to break down as soon as I worked out...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,499
Posted By RobM77
What's your sprint pace vs long distance pace?

My TI journey started after I found I was getting out of breath after just one length of a pool. A year later, after learning TI, that was up to about a length and a half, maybe two lengths. Back...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-31-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 164,347
Posted By RobM77
Hi there. You may have seen my thread on a...

Hi there. You may have seen my thread on a similar problem. Could you describe this #3 in more detail? Are you breathing earlier or later? I tend to breath as my recovering arm leaves the water, and...
Forum: Freestyle 08-30-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 9,681
Posted By RobM77
Yep, certainly the way I've been taught TI is...

Yep, certainly the way I've been taught TI is that when, for example, the left arm is pulling the belly button is pointing at between 4 and 5 o clock. This means that to breathe to the right at that...
Forum: Freestyle 08-30-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 9,681
Posted By RobM77
I've just checked and can touch both...

I've just checked and can touch both shoulders/arms with my ear on both sides, and my maximum rotation is the same on both sides (feels like about 80 degrees from the straight ahead).

Incidentally,...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-26-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 3,175
Posted By RobM77
I find that I get the same problem. I've always...

I find that I get the same problem. I've always just put it down to a break in rhythm (like when you sip a drink or blow your nose running or cycling), and also the huge energy requirement of your...
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 8,917
Posted By RobM77
Applying common sense to this surely there's an...

Applying common sense to this surely there's an ideal SPL which isn't the lowest or the highest, but somewhere in the middle? I should imagine it's a bell shaped curve.

For example, I've noticed...
Forum: Freestyle 08-18-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,219
Posted By RobM77
Terry: Out of interest, in your descending tempo...

Terry: Out of interest, in your descending tempo experiment did you time each 400 metres as well? I'd be interested to see the relationship between stroke rate and pace to see how efficiency changes...
Forum: Freestyle 08-16-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,507
Posted By RobM77
Does anyone have any thoughts or links to...

Does anyone have any thoughts or links to information on SPL vs efficiency? Surely there's an efficiency peak point for SPL, above which each stroke isn't doing enough, but below which efficiency...
Forum: Freestyle 08-15-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,127
Posted By RobM77
You're probably asking in the wrong place - TI...

You're probably asking in the wrong place - TI discourages the use of Pull Buoys. You could try www.swimclub.co.uk perhaps.
Forum: Freestyle 08-12-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,590
Posted By RobM77
A *non-medical* view from a fellow swimmer and...

A *non-medical* view from a fellow swimmer and run/cycle/gym regular: The legs don't do much in front crawl anyway (especially TI), so I'd say you'd be fine and keeping them moving may even be good...
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