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Forum: Links and References 09-25-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 3,760
Posted By Joe Novak
Total Immersion - Simile

I absolutely love the Simile's used by Terry and the Total Immersion family. I wanted to try to get a list of ones being used.

Things like :
- Put your arm through one hole in the water like you...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 03-07-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 49,801
Posted By Joe Novak
4 rounda of 5 X 50

It was only 20 minutes of swimming together on Sunday, but it was the best swimming I have done in 20 years!

Great to see you this weekend coach and I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Forum: Freestyle 01-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 4,345
Posted By Joe Novak
Blake, I would also recommend trying to stay...

Blake,
I would also recommend trying to stay flatter in the water, pressing in maybe even more than you think you should, and trying to get the lead arm down a bit as possible things to explore in...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 01-08-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 11,947
Posted By Joe Novak
Suzanne, I do agree with relaxing different...

Suzanne,
I do agree with relaxing different muscles at different paces and that's a great point.

I'm just learning a lot - especially the difference in being fast in 100 Yards and 1+ mile.

As...
Forum: Freestyle 01-07-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 5,313
Posted By Joe Novak
It appears to me that: 1) You use your left arm...

It appears to me that:
1) You use your left arm to hold on to some water when you breath to the right. But you use your right arm to help you balance when you breat to the left. Continue to work on...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 01-07-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 11,947
Posted By Joe Novak
Suzanne, Thanks for the informative response. Do...

Suzanne,
Thanks for the informative response. Do you not find it that helpful to have a range of 4 SPL that swimmers are efficient at over 25 yards/meters?

Joe Novak
Forum: Freestyle 01-03-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 8,757
Posted By Joe Novak
Congratulations

Mike and Others,
Congratulations on success stories. My only recommendation for going from okay swimmer to gaining some speed would be to spend some time in the favorite practices forum.

It goes...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 01-03-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 5,861
Posted By Joe Novak
TI in a Non-TI "workout"

Here is an article I wrote a while back about ways to make any "workout" turn into a TI Practice:

http://archive.totalimmersion.net/2005articles/february/7-habits.html

Good luck!
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-21-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 13,406
Posted By Joe Novak
Today

Today our main set was:

8 X 100 Backstroke
Add .03 to the TT after every 100 and go the same time.

Some easy (perfect) swimming

8 X 50 Breaststroke
Add .03 to the TT after every 50 and go the same...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-20-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 13,406
Posted By Joe Novak
Data Points

The data points that come to mind to use that I can think of are:
1) Stroke Count
2) Tempo
3) Time

What are some others?
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-18-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 13,406
Posted By Joe Novak
I love these practices

These practices are addicting and limitless in possibilities. I love the cascading and makes everything become a much "deeper" set.
Forum: Freestyle 12-12-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,541
Posted By Joe Novak
On the right track

Tsumrall,
I come to this forum quite often, but find myself not logging in very frequently or posting comments. While I had the advantage of having Terry as a coach for three years, I still feel I...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-13-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,361
Posted By Joe Novak
Would this be a Ninja set?

Good: 3 X 600 - Maintain the same time for each
Better: 3 X 600 - Descend
Expert: 3 X 600 - Negative Split and Descend
Ninja: 3 X 600 - Negative Split and Descend as follows:
#1 - 300 @ 13 SPL / 300...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-10-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,684
Posted By Joe Novak
I can't wait!

Dave,
I look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks. If it's okay - I'll just sit back and have you take over.
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-09-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,684
Posted By Joe Novak
Where do we go from here?

We have a swimmer who is 6'3" and has a goal of swimming a 2.4 mile swim in about 51:29.00 (while still saving energy for a bike and run). We did 10 repeats of 200-yard swims - here are the...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-08-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 17,633
Posted By Joe Novak
Neural Threshold

I absolutely love this!!!

I've got a few questions:
1) What's are some of the best way to find swimmers' paces? And then how do we convert this to a specific SPL and tempo.

The tempo part seems...
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