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Forum: Freestyle 06-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,203
Posted By Alex-SG
Thanks CoachDavid, Excellent feedback. I do not...

Thanks CoachDavid, Excellent feedback.

I do not recall if CoachSuzanne calls her 2BK "Scissor Kick". It is possible I came to this conclusion by reading CoachShinji's post in which he describes his...
Forum: Freestyle 06-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,203
Posted By Alex-SG
Anyone has an opinion/advice on this ? ALEX

Anyone has an opinion/advice on this ? ALEX
Forum: Freestyle 06-23-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,203
Posted By Alex-SG
Thanks Haschu, Seems like you have adopted the...

Thanks Haschu,

Seems like you have adopted the "Shinji-Style 2BK".
I find the Toe Flick easy to learn in Superman Glide position. It is gentle, effortless, certainly helps rotation... However, as...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 06-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 3,259
Posted By Alex-SG
Something that also contributes is CORE muscles...

Something that also contributes is CORE muscles endurance.

I used to run out of gaz because of lack of air... lately the problem is muscular endurance. My arms tire and my core has difficulty...
Forum: Freestyle 06-23-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,266
Posted By Alex-SG
Azamy, Dubai is not too far away. The water of...

Azamy,

Dubai is not too far away. The water of the Persian Gulf is flat and warm. You can swim open water at any beach and can easily stay in the water for 2hours without feeling cold. In...
Forum: Freestyle 06-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,030
Posted By Alex-SG
If balance is a problem when you breathe, I can...

If balance is a problem when you breathe, I can only guess your head comes up to catch air (instead of rotating). The head is supposed to rotate when you inhale, you should feel as if it is resting...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 06-22-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 3,259
Posted By Alex-SG
Curved Back & Streamlining

Ideally we would all like to have a straight back/ spinal cord which makes a perfect axis of rotation to support our TI stroke.
A straight back leads to a symmetrical stroke, a head that stays still...
Forum: Freestyle 06-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,203
Posted By Alex-SG
About the 2BK.....

Just 3 questions about this highly debated topic...

1. By reading the various threads it seems that there are 3 types of 2BK
- The Toe Flick (just the toes move up and down to initiate the...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 06-18-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,318
Posted By Alex-SG
TI Workshop @DUBAI

Hello Coach KEVIN,

Glad to hear the 1st TI workshop is going to happen soon in this part of the world.
I am sure the very many Triathletes in this region will sign-up.

I will spread the word. ...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 06-02-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 10,674
Posted By Alex-SG
2BK or Flutter Kick in Waves?

In a previous thread I was advised to increase the Stroke Rate when swimming in rough seas. Too much gliding means exposing the side of the body to waves which affect the streamlined position and...
Forum: Freestyle 05-24-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 48,421
Posted By Alex-SG
Thanks Ladyfish, very interesting. I would agree...

Thanks Ladyfish, very interesting. I would agree with you.
May be both kicks are meant for different occasions: OD Triathlon (speed) vs. Long distance Open Water Swim.

I suppose a well balanced...
Forum: Freestyle 05-06-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 12,922
Posted By Alex-SG
Hi Werner, My understanding is that when the...

Hi Werner,
My understanding is that when the recovery hand touches the water, the other hand is in the catch position (ready to pull). But it is still in front.

But when you look at the photo...
Forum: Freestyle 05-05-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 12,922
Posted By Alex-SG
What surprises me about this website is not the...

What surprises me about this website is not the hand entry (which does look very TI-liked). It is the position of the catch/Pull arm which, instead of being fully extended and ready to hold the...
Forum: Freestyle 04-20-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 10,402
Posted By Alex-SG
Hello Johnny, Very nice and relaxed stroke...

Hello Johnny,


Very nice and relaxed stroke indeed. I also like your 2BK and overall smooth rotation.

I just came back from a business trip in Turkey where I had a lesson with Mat Hudson as well. ...
Forum: Freestyle 04-10-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 48,421
Posted By Alex-SG
SPL before & after ?

Hello Ladyfish,

Thanks for this wonderful thread. Super informative.

I was just wondering what type of SPL improvement you (and other swimmers) experienced after the workshop...

How many Strokes...
Forum: Freestyle 03-30-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,816
Posted By Alex-SG
I have to admit that before becoming a Coach,...

I have to admit that before becoming a Coach, dshen always distinguished himself with super informative posts on this forum.

There are basic TI concepts we all understand by now.
David posts really...
Forum: Freestyle 03-22-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,243
Posted By Alex-SG
Hi Andy, 4 years ago I used to do sets in a 50m...

Hi Andy,

4 years ago I used to do sets in a 50m pool and measure the time in both directions. For some strange reason I was 5sec faster going one way than coming back.

I then discovered the...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 03-16-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 4,128
Posted By Alex-SG
Are hand-paddles a "No-No" in TI ?

I know Pull Buoys are "strictly-forbidden" because they unnecessarily send the wrong message to the body: "No need to worry about Balance, it is guaranteed". And then when you remove them your hips...
Forum: Freestyle 03-04-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 25,504
Posted By Alex-SG
@CoachSuzanne: Thanks for the great insight into...

@CoachSuzanne: Thanks for the great insight into Bow wave size as a function of SR and body position. Together with effective 2BK for propulsion, this is the kind of fantastic information I would...
Forum: Freestyle 03-02-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 25,504
Posted By Alex-SG
This bow wave photo is indeed...

This bow wave photo is indeed inspiring...
However one needs to have a very good technique to do it. In my opinion a nice acceleration and minimum speed are required.

Is this achievable with a...
Forum: Freestyle 02-25-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 25,504
Posted By Alex-SG
CoachSHINJI, Many thanks for contributing to...

CoachSHINJI,
Many thanks for contributing to this thread. I fully agree with your statement above. I also practice TI in an artistic way, I am really impressed by elegant and efficient swimmers...
Forum: Freestyle 02-25-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 5,161
Posted By Alex-SG
Hello GAIN, I know exactly what you mean. I...

Hello GAIN,
I know exactly what you mean. I experience the same this is why it is one of my favorite drills.

I do not use fist gloves. Like many I just swim with fists and enjoy during the...
Forum: Freestyle 02-20-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 25,504
Posted By Alex-SG
Thanks for your inputs. The reason I created this...

Thanks for your inputs.
The reason I created this thread is because I am wondering if there is a TI 2.0 Stroke somewhere. What I mean is that we all follow the same TOTAL IMMERSION method but when...
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 25,504
Posted By Alex-SG
Shinji Video Analysis

I am a great fan of Shinji. I am really impressed by his Stroke length and elegance in the water (slow SR=1.35 but still fast).

Have you analyzed Shinji's stroke lately on his famous video...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-16-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 8,042
Posted By Alex-SG
Important to highlight this because Sub-1min 100m...

Important to highlight this because Sub-1min 100m times are really "SPRINTERS territory as far as I know".

For me TI will always be the METHOD for long distance swimming.
And Terry and Dave Cameron...
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