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Forum: Freestyle 09-30-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,885
Posted By dobarton
There is absolutely no question in my mind that I...

pause with my hand in streamline at my hip when I'm in a relatively slow stoke. I find that a very comfortable position. It's when I'm doing this kind of a stroke that I feel like I'm doing...
Forum: Freestyle 09-14-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,576
Posted By dobarton
I haven't timed it yet, so I don't know. I'm...

I haven't timed it yet, so I don't know. I'm just trying to get the mechanics right, ie. kicking foot/leg opposite of the spearing arm consistently.
Forum: Freestyle 09-14-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,576
Posted By dobarton
So how does a 6 BK help?

I've been experimenting a little lately. I've been trying to see how a 6 BK could help over short distances. My goal right now is just to appropriately coordinate all the movements. It's kinda'...
Forum: Freestyle 09-13-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 8,459
Posted By dobarton
If it's any consolation, I can't breast stroke to save my life!!

I even got the DVD!!! I REALLY suck at breast stroke. I'm going to start making a more concerted effort to improve it, but every time I try it, I get frustrated.
In a pool, I can swim freestyle...
Forum: Freestyle 09-02-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,393
Posted By dobarton
It's been a good year...

Today, I got into the pool to do my favorite work-out, a nice easy/leisurely mile in a 25 meter pool. I don't usually count strokes on this work-out, nor do I often time it. Today, at lap 20 and...
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,435
Posted By dobarton
Didn't quite get that much information, lol. I...

Didn't quite get that much information, lol. I can tell you that I was MUCH more winded at the end of the faster stroke rates.
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,435
Posted By dobarton
At what speed does your form/efficiency break down?

And what have you done about it to break through.
I have been playing with my TT for a little while now. Consistently, I have found that somewhere between 1.2 and 1.25 secs/stroke my efficiency...
Forum: Freestyle 08-24-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,087
Posted By dobarton
I'm not entirely sure I understand your question, but...

You shouldn't have to turn your head to find air in "sweet spot." Better way to do it, if I'm picturing what you're doing correctly, start on drill #2 on your back, then rotate only the body so one...
Forum: Freestyle 08-03-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 23,787
Posted By dobarton
Breathing

Let's think about this a moment. I absolutely agree with the observations that remind us that being able to breath with perfect form is critical, as mentioned above.
Take it a step further though. ...
Forum: Freestyle 08-01-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 23,787
Posted By dobarton
I could not agree more with all your...

I could not agree more with all your observations. The trick seems to be to use the TT to do exactly the same thing at 1.07 as you do at 1.08 secs. Synchronizing hip drive and spear, setting the...
Forum: Freestyle 07-29-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,682
Posted By dobarton
Excellent!!

Always good to hear success stories!
Forum: Freestyle 07-28-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 23,787
Posted By dobarton
That was a thing of beauty to watch!!

That was a thing of beauty to watch!!
Forum: Freestyle 07-28-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,370
Posted By dobarton
Congrats!

Great to hear success stories. Keep it up!
Forum: Freestyle 07-27-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 23,787
Posted By dobarton
I'm not competitive and I haven't watched the races, but...

Can anyone tell us what the stoke counts of these guys were? Not stroke speeds, but stroke counts. I'll bet the fastest guys were the ones that got across the pool in the fewest strokes at ALL...
Forum: Freestyle 07-24-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,139
Posted By dobarton
Congrats!! Great to hear success stories!

Great to hear success stories!
Forum: Freestyle 07-24-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,308
Posted By dobarton
TT love

Hey guys,
I've been posting about my experiments with TT and with stroke rate vs stroke length. I've been increasingly impressed that stroke length makes all the difference in the world, so I've...
Forum: Freestyle 07-22-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,991
Posted By dobarton
Why are you trying to make peace with TT?

Look, you love swimming. You sound like you love swimming mindfully. Why do you need a tempo trainer?
There are many ways to love swimming and many ways to get better at swimming. They don't all...
Forum: Freestyle 07-21-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 24,705
Posted By dobarton
I would love to see an evaluation of that YouTube video

Boy, Hackett swims that about twice as fast as I do, but, man, I would not compliment his form!! Arms cross mid-line frequently, he has a very shallow entry with the spearing arm, there is very...
Forum: Freestyle 07-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,133
Posted By dobarton
Stroke rate = speed, part deuce

So, it was asked a few weeks back about stroke rate being the primary component of speed. This has bugged me ever since because as far as I can tell, Terry continues to be a proponent of balance and...
Forum: Freestyle 07-02-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,574
Posted By dobarton
Not real proud to admit it, but yes, I get the...

Not real proud to admit it, but yes, I get the runny nose just from swimming. I think lack of experience has caused it because everytime I try a new skill, the sensation comes back (as does...
Forum: Freestyle 07-02-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,555
Posted By dobarton
Golf scores

In the past couple of weeks, there have been a couple of threads regarding stroke rate vs stroke length and which is more important to work on. One thread started with the statement that, in the...
Forum: Freestyle 06-27-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 7,894
Posted By dobarton
I replied to a similar post two weeks...

I replied to a similar post two weeks ago...
"Kick took me quite some time to figure out. It did not come intuitively to me at all. What finally worked for me was to keep the "swim" portion of the...
Forum: Links and References 06-27-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 15,777
Posted By dobarton
1. I don't need to pay someone else to throw my...

1. I don't need to pay someone else to throw my kid into the water...Why would I pay someone else for this service.
2. Ever heard of post-traumatic stress disorder.

While these sound like somewhat...
Forum: Freestyle 06-10-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 5,677
Posted By dobarton
So I've been thinking more and had an interesting experience

this morning.
Two days ago, I swam my usual 1650m for the first time with a TT. According to the math (TT and total finishing time timed on my watch so off a little), I took 1690 time intervals...
Forum: Freestyle 06-09-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 5,677
Posted By dobarton
I've started experimenting with adding speed only...

I've started experimenting with adding speed only VERY recently with a tempo trainer, which I also added VERY recently. I haven't quite gotten to it yet, but the other thing I am planning on doing...
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