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Forum: Freestyle 09-09-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,334
Posted By daveblt
I think the over rotation is still causing the...

I think the over rotation is still causing the legs to splay out too much and also the entry hands are reaching too high .

Dave
Forum: Freestyle 08-27-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By daveblt
Coach Stuart ... Extended, but not fully locked...

Coach Stuart ... Extended, but not fully locked out and no tension on the
arm ??


Dave
Forum: Freestyle 08-23-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,032
Posted By daveblt
Breathe directly to the side with eyes focused to...

Breathe directly to the side with eyes focused to where you are breathing. If you look too much back over your shoulder it could cause you to over roll or your lead hand may cross over too much to...
Forum: Freestyle 08-22-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 7,071
Posted By daveblt
Like I've mentioned before, a pinky entry that is...

Like I've mentioned before, a pinky entry that is rotated at least just slightly down along with a spear to the far wall that is not fully locked out and with a feeling that you are extending from...
Forum: Freestyle 08-13-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By daveblt
Of course it's not just the arm ,it all begins...

Of course it's not just the arm ,it all begins with good hip rotation that triggers the arm movement .I don't have a ballistic recovery but it is enough to make you feel that you have a constant...
Forum: Backstroke 08-08-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By daveblt
Backstroke tip

A little tip to better your backstroke, is to think of using the shoulder and not to think about the arm or hand for arm recovery . Think of shrugging or popping the shoulder up as you begin...
Forum: Freestyle 08-07-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 3,149
Posted By daveblt
So, you roll to one side , extend from the...

So, you roll to one side , extend from the shoulder while keeping the arm relaxed with pinky down and at the exact same time the leg on the same side is poised in the upbeat position ,the whole body...
Forum: Freestyle 08-04-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 4,359
Posted By daveblt
The second video looks a little like Shinji's...

The second video looks a little like Shinji's stroke ?

Dave
Forum: Freestyle 08-04-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 4,359
Posted By daveblt
Yep, and as I always say enter pinky down will...

Yep, and as I always say enter pinky down will also help keep the arm free of tension.

Dave
Forum: Freestyle 07-16-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By daveblt
I think the dropping of the elbow shouldn't be a...

I think the dropping of the elbow shouldn't be a problem if the pinky is rotated just slightly down along with a downward slope of the extended arm followed by a gradual palm facing directly back as...
Forum: Freestyle 07-16-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By daveblt
So in other words, extend in to the water with...

So in other words, extend in to the water with your thumb down ? I prefer the opposite ,external shoulder rotation .It seems swimming repeatedly with internal rotation means the shoulder and arm will...
Forum: Freestyle 07-11-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,796
Posted By daveblt
I have learned to NOT do that type of...

I have learned to NOT do that type of recovery,and I don't think TI would recommend this recovery ? I think this would eventually cause shoulder impingement and with the weight of the arm out of...
Forum: Freestyle 07-11-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,796
Posted By daveblt
I don't really understand what the purpose of...

I don't really understand what the purpose of this drill is and how it can benefit your swimming.They are entering too narrow and with the thumbs slightly down. This would serve no purpose to me ....
Forum: Freestyle 07-05-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 9,966
Posted By daveblt
The core turns toward the side ,the arm...

The core turns toward the side ,the arm stretches forward as the leg goes up just a little and stretches back with toes pointed so at that moment the body is long and toned before the downbeat and...
Forum: Freestyle 07-05-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 9,966
Posted By daveblt
Maybe were not too far off in our thinking of ...

Maybe were not too far off in our thinking of the 2 beat .The upbeat I do is not mechanical or something that I try to do but rather a natural reaction of my leg from the water of the turn of my...
Forum: Freestyle 06-28-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 9,966
Posted By daveblt
When it comes to the 2 beat I try to not think...

When it comes to the 2 beat I try to not think too much and just let core rhythms move it along .When I reach forward I just let my leg my leg upbeat at the same time so at so my leg is at the...
Forum: Freestyle 06-28-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 9,966
Posted By daveblt
Mini FPs ? Not sure what you mean ,Flippers ?...

Mini FPs ? Not sure what you mean ,Flippers ? Nope, but anyway I used to feel it much more from the knee down like you mentioned until I finally worked out better BALANCE ...BALANCE is the key . Now...
Forum: Freestyle 06-26-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 9,966
Posted By daveblt
And with this focus being said, this is also...

And with this focus being said, this is also exactly why I like to concentrate more on the upbeat in the 2 beat kick ,not the downbeat .When you spear in to the water and focus on moving forward is...
Forum: Freestyle 06-14-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 9,966
Posted By daveblt
Like you mentioned in a previous post 'Think of...

Like you mentioned in a previous post 'Think of both arms connected through the shoulders and upper back', as of late I try to set the rhythm of my arms to start with core and shoulder movement, in...
Forum: Freestyle 06-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By daveblt
A good 2 beat kick also comes from good balance...

A good 2 beat kick also comes from good balance . I think it is easier, at least for me, to think of the upbeat in the back of my mind when I swim more so than the downbeat . When I reach forward...
Forum: Freestyle 05-23-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 9,966
Posted By daveblt
[QUOTE=sclim;65534] The earlier catch is a...

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The earlier catch is a little tricky as it starts to get earlier past a certain point -- I had spent a lot of time learning to delay the catch until I had rotated that low side...
Forum: Freestyle 05-06-2018
Replies: 154
Views: 8,748
Posted By daveblt
Pinky down on entry ,external shoulder rotation,...

Pinky down on entry ,external shoulder rotation, even ever so slightly is also much better for the shoulders than a thumbs down entry and it just feels better . No one can convince me now to swim...
Forum: Freestyle 04-10-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 4,454
Posted By daveblt
He is engaging the back muscles, the back of the...

He is engaging the back muscles, the back of the thighs and engaging the core to help bring up the legs to help with balance which I think is just as important or even more than keeping your head...
Forum: Freestyle 03-22-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By daveblt
Your head position looks a little high not just...

Your head position looks a little high not just when breathing but also when you are not breathing . Your stroke rate does not look slow to me. Maybe your hand could be just a bit more patient in...
Forum: Freestyle 03-09-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 4,454
Posted By daveblt
I mentioned this in another thread a couple years...

I mentioned this in another thread a couple years ago, that if I try to float on my back without moving I need to kick just a very little with a slight sculling of my hands beside me so my legs don't...
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