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Forum: Freestyle 06-09-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2,572
Posted By Ghul
Impressive flexibility shown in video clip: not...

Impressive flexibility shown in video clip: not sure Chloe Sutton's catch is achievable by ordinary mortals.
Forum: Freestyle 06-04-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 14,500
Posted By Ghul
I agree with Stuart provided the reduction in...

I agree with Stuart provided the reduction in stroke count comes through improvement in efficiency. Particularly over short distances it is possible to swim with a low stroke count/low tempo...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-12-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 10,179
Posted By Ghul
Saying that SS is all about stroke rate is...

Saying that SS is all about stroke rate is clearly a caricature but perhaps
no worse than saying TI is all about over-gliding..... On the topic at hand
I haven't found the ramp test very useful. I...
Forum: Freestyle 08-07-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 12,677
Posted By Ghul
Is the active balance drill still used by TI for...

Is the active balance drill still used by TI for teaching students?
Forum: Freestyle 05-04-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 15,015
Posted By Ghul
As far as I can see the disagreement on stroke...

As far as I can see the disagreement on stroke timing is actually quite small.
I think the other school suggests starting to bend the wrist when the other
arm ends its stroke but catching quite...
Forum: Freestyle 04-25-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 14,468
Posted By Ghul
Wow! A beautiful stroke and impressive efficiency.

Wow! A beautiful stroke and impressive efficiency.
Forum: Freestyle 03-31-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 12,123
Posted By Ghul
Can she do 3.30 without a pullbuoy :) ? Even if...

Can she do 3.30 without a pullbuoy :) ? Even if not an impressive improvement...
Her stroke pre-training didn't look that bad: occasional large kick and hands in
stop the traffic position were...
Forum: Freestyle 03-29-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 12,123
Posted By Ghul
A fascinating topic indeed. It may be that elite...

A fascinating topic indeed. It may be that elite swimmers are designed
by nature to have low drag. It would be interesting to know how much variation
in drag is due to body type and how much to...
Forum: Freestyle 03-05-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,926
Posted By Ghul
Great swimming. You seem to breathe mainly to the...

Great swimming. You seem to breathe mainly to the right. Perhaps this is why
your catch doesn't look as good on the left
Forum: Links and References 02-19-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 2,320
Posted By Ghul
The outside lanes in pools are supposedly the...

The outside lanes in pools are supposedly the slowest (I think they leave
them empty in olympic finals) so you may have problems with waves reflecting
from the walls but it sounds more fun than an...
Forum: Freestyle 01-27-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 5,319
Posted By Ghul
Could you expand? I thought that the idea was to...

Could you expand? I thought that the idea was to reach over the front of a
VW beetle when setting up the catch. Angling the hand upwards seems to put
it in the wrong position for this.
Forum: Freestyle 01-20-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 5,319
Posted By Ghul
If you wait until you are fully rested then you...

If you wait until you are fully rested then you may end up just learning how
to sprint 50s. If you can't cope with short rest then it may be a sign you aren't swimming at a sustainable pace.
Forum: Freestyle 12-17-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 14,111
Posted By Ghul
I kick like that... but I always thought it was...

I kick like that... but I always thought it was laziness on my part!
It seems natural to take a rest from kicking while breathing.
Forum: Freestyle 10-16-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 9,380
Posted By Ghul
It sounds as if you are swimming at a speed that...

It sounds as if you are swimming at a speed that would be more appropriate
for drilling. As Charles alluded above it is good to have the skill to be able
to swim a length at a very low stroke count...
Forum: Freestyle 10-05-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 17,700
Posted By Ghul
Looking at my local swim club, Charles's figures...

Looking at my local swim club, Charles's figures seem a bit optimistic. In
the club galas (25m pool) over the last couple of years, there seem to be
1-2 boys in each age group from 15 to 18 going sub...
Forum: Freestyle 10-01-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 17,700
Posted By Ghul
I'm not sure it is possible to tell from still...

I'm not sure it is possible to tell from still photographs: Adlington et al may
have had elbow pointed down when spearing but have now started to catch.
The elbow will pop up before the hand has...
Forum: Freestyle 10-01-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 17,700
Posted By Ghul
I am having slight difficulty visualizing this...

I am having slight difficulty visualizing this but if I've understood you correctly
doesn't the 10/2 angle suggest a thumb-first entry, which seems to be thought
by many a no-no these days (too much...
Forum: Freestyle 05-06-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,779
Posted By Ghul
This website ...

This website
http://arhy.org/swim-predict

has a prediction tool which is rather like what you have mind.

If you search the...
Forum: Freestyle 05-04-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,743
Posted By Ghul
The problem may be conditioning but perhaps you...

The problem may be conditioning but perhaps you are putting a lot of power
into your stroke to keep your stroke count low and this isn't sustainable over
longer distances. Perhaps a slightly higher...
Forum: Freestyle 03-04-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,680
Posted By Ghul
As Richard commented, some degree of asymmetry is...

As Richard commented, some degree of asymmetry is natural as everyone has
a dominant side. A site not to be mentioned actually encouraged swimmers
to try loping deliberately. I haven't really seen a...
Forum: Freestyle 03-01-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,680
Posted By Ghul
You could set your TT to a stroke cycle rather...

You could set your TT to a stroke cycle rather than the time for a single arm stroke (so 2.8 rather than 1.4 say)...

If the TT is causing you to rush your breathing stroke to keep up with it then...
Forum: Freestyle 02-12-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 3,065
Posted By Ghul
I guess because in freestyle in backstroke you...

I guess because in freestyle in backstroke you rotate around the long axis
of your body. In butterfly and breaststroke I guess the waist is the pivot
point.

On the kick, I think for distance...
Forum: Freestyle 02-10-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 6,135
Posted By Ghul
Much better than I would look on film I...

Much better than I would look on film I suspect...

Your recovery is indeed asymmetric. To my eye your right arm executes
a better high elbow recovery. Your left sweeps around much lower.

I don't...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 02-10-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 12,955
Posted By Ghul
I doubt the second is a major factor. With...

I doubt the second is a major factor. With tolerable technique it should be possible to swim a long distance without much effort. There is a good argument
for those of mature years to do strength...
Forum: Freestyle 01-28-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 10,160
Posted By Ghul
If you look at Shinji's demo ...

If you look at Shinji's demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJpFVvho0o4
the bow wave seems to begin at his head. I don't know if it would be bigger
if his arm weren't stretched out in front but my...
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