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Forum: Freestyle 03-07-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 11,241
Posted By andreasl33
Haschu, you say that holding the breath in theory...

Haschu, you say that holding the breath in theory should result in lower CO2 levels, since more CO2 can diffuse into your lungs. I wondered the same thing, yet in practice it does not seem to be the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-28-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 9,332
Posted By andreasl33
I doubt you can compare the situation to the...

I doubt you can compare the situation to the bulbous bow of a boat, since it is precisely calculated to produce a wave that will cancel the bow wave out. Your arm is not precise in any meaning of the...
Forum: Freestyle 11-03-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 14,108
Posted By andreasl33
At that speed, water just splashes. But I admire...

At that speed, water just splashes. But I admire how stable he is in the water: rotating exactly along the spine, head rock stable, perfect rhythm (no asymmetry), lot of body rotation, and perfect...
Forum: Freestyle 09-02-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,216
Posted By andreasl33
Good question. I think it's a combination of two...

Good question. I think it's a combination of two things:

1) the weight of recovering arm, which is not exactly above the body but a bit to the side, turns the body. The further the body has turned,...
Forum: Links and References 08-16-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,542
Posted By andreasl33
I think we should be careful not to read too much...

I think we should be careful not to read too much into the video. After all, she had swum a looong distance, so muscles tire. Moreover, this is rough salty water, and she was suffering breathing...
Forum: Freestyle 07-14-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 6,846
Posted By andreasl33
Lawrence, I once swam in an EP and did not like...

Lawrence, I once swam in an EP and did not like it at all. It is very different from a pool or open water. It may have its justification for lessons, though. The stream is narrow and not completely...
Forum: Freestyle 07-09-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,426
Posted By andreasl33
I don't think they are better. They feel slightly...

I don't think they are better. They feel slightly different, you have even less power than with a closed fist, but it's not a tool I would recommend buying. I think you will learn just as well...
Forum: Freestyle 07-06-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,426
Posted By andreasl33
Tennis balls have buoyancy and make it feel...

Tennis balls have buoyancy and make it feel unnatural. Why don't you just swim with a fist, no glove, no ball, no pt paddles
Forum: Freestyle 07-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 9,799
Posted By andreasl33
Note that swimming in the wake of another swimmer...

Note that swimming in the wake of another swimmer significantly reduces your drag.
Forum: Freestyle 05-31-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 8,127
Posted By andreasl33
I agree with what Lawrence said, lowering...

I agree with what Lawrence said, lowering stroke-count for its own sake will not result in an efficient stroke. It's rather vice versa: An efficient stroke will tend to have a lower stroke-count. I...
Forum: Freestyle 05-27-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,735
Posted By andreasl33
You submarine on the non-breathing strokes and...

You submarine on the non-breathing strokes and raise the head on the breathing ones. Try keeping the top of the head just stable at the surface of the water. How do you do this? Maybe try to kick...
Forum: Freestyle 04-18-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 6,760
Posted By andreasl33
Your swimming looks very good, as far as can be...

Your swimming looks very good, as far as can be told from this above water video. Sometimes your right arm seems to enter wide then spear to the center and then move out again. When your arm pulls,...
Forum: Freestyle 04-14-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 4,085
Posted By andreasl33
You probably did not know that to drift into your...

You probably did not know that to drift into your lane from the side is the inofficial way of begging a swimmer to start to practice butterfly. So far they have always left my lane once I...
Forum: Freestyle 04-04-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,783
Posted By andreasl33
Christian, I think a 6BK will always result in a...

Christian, I think a 6BK will always result in a somewhat lower SPL (if it generates any propulsion at all, which it usually does), but the question is which way of swimming is faster given a...
Forum: Freestyle 04-01-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 5,781
Posted By andreasl33
The pelvic tilt is probably not so good for...

The pelvic tilt is probably not so good for superman glide, but it works well with wholestroke.
Forum: Freestyle 04-01-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 5,781
Posted By andreasl33
The body is suspended at two points in the water:...

The body is suspended at two points in the water: The lungs that are buoyant and the feet which generate lift through the kick (yes, even a 2bk does). Everything in the middle just has to be rigid...
Forum: Freestyle 03-13-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 5,883
Posted By andreasl33
I use AquaSphere Eagle goggles. Their advantage...

I use AquaSphere Eagle goggles. Their advantage is that the glasses can be ordered separately, so you can insert a -4.0 glass in one eye and a -5.0 in the other. They don't leak and and comfortable...
Forum: Freestyle 03-01-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 8,879
Posted By andreasl33
This is a very individual thing. The head has got...

This is a very individual thing. The head has got to rotate to air, but no further, and will achieve that by rotating, maybe 110°, as in the picture. In the picture the body is rotated about 45° off...
Forum: Freestyle 02-27-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 8,879
Posted By andreasl33
I'd say how much rotation is too much is...

I'd say how much rotation is too much is different from swimmer to swimmer. It takes some skill to rotate, say, 70° off the flat position and not splay the legs. If you do not predictably stop at 70°...
Forum: Freestyle 01-24-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,884
Posted By andreasl33
It's a matter of sustainability and efficiency. A...

It's a matter of sustainability and efficiency. A series of extended glides is not efficient because permanent acceleration and deceleration is involved. Much higher peak power has to be applied to...
Forum: Freestyle 01-20-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,159
Posted By andreasl33
The fish-tailing could also come from your...

The fish-tailing could also come from your spearing. You seem to spear with a lot of power, try to rely on gravity instead and let it slip into the water. Also, you spear to a position near the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-20-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,828
Posted By andreasl33
Lawrence, what breathing action is optimal is a...

Lawrence, what breathing action is optimal is a bit dependent on the circumstances. If the water you are swimming in is calm, it is possible to turn less than when the water has lots of waves. Also,...
Forum: Freestyle 01-02-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,162
Posted By andreasl33
I do both, too. A few lengths of drilling, then...

I do both, too. A few lengths of drilling, then maybe a lap of wholestroke with a particular focus on what I have just drilled, then a couple of lengths drilling again, etc.
Forum: Freestyle 12-31-2010
Replies: 68
Views: 16,427
Posted By andreasl33
You apply more power, shorten the gliding phases,...

You apply more power, shorten the gliding phases, speed up the recovery, etc. I don't think about it, it just happens when I want to go faster. There seems to be a point where you cannot go any...
Forum: Freestyle 12-30-2010
Replies: 68
Views: 16,427
Posted By andreasl33
Things to work on immediately: - not reaching...

Things to work on immediately:

- not reaching full extension with the lead arm. You should reach forward as far as possible. That means in particular that the elbow joint is stretched and the...
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