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Forum: Freestyle 08-15-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 7,527
Posted By johynr]]]
If you cant swim 1000m under 20 minutes there is...

If you cant swim 1000m under 20 minutes there is a problem somewhere.>>

Is this time considered acceptable for adults with a non competitive swimming background?
Forum: Freestyle 07-26-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,780
Posted By johynr]]]
Ha anybody tried this progression as suggested...

Ha anybody tried this progression as suggested above? Was it successful?

Streamline those legs, get them up,make your kick more effective, hipflexor stretch
better kicking...
Forum: Freestyle 07-10-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,354
Posted By johynr]]]
stroke count at lower TT settings

As a challenge I am seeing if I can swim 1000m and 1500m at ever decreasing TT settings whilst maintaining target times of less than 20 minutes and 30 minutes respectively. I am decreasing the TT...
Forum: Freestyle 06-12-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,760
Posted By johynr]]]
I too am always surprised at the variability my...

I too am always surprised at the variability my Garmin gives. Some of the times and stroke counts are clearly wrong but I can't figure out why.

Does your Garmin give the same inconsistencies for...
Forum: Freestyle 04-21-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,411
Posted By johynr]]]
Tom, Are you always doing the drills with a 2BK...

Tom,

Are you always doing the drills with a 2BK or flutter kick as well?
Forum: Freestyle 04-21-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,411
Posted By johynr]]]
2Bk and fins

Today for the first time I tried out my fins as I am trying again to get a working 2BK.

My first thoughts whilst using the fins were ….. wow, an incredible difference. I could feel the subtleness...
Forum: Freestyle 02-08-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,603
Posted By johynr]]]
Thanks Stuart. Are there any fins that you can...

Thanks Stuart.

Are there any fins that you can recommend that are cost effective (cheap) as I will only use them for the kicking practice?

John
Forum: Freestyle 02-08-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,603
Posted By johynr]]]
Thanks everybody for the suggestions and...

Thanks everybody for the suggestions and advice.

Looks like I'd better try and get my kicking sorted out then. This in itself is going to be difficult. What do you think a sensible learning...
Forum: Freestyle 02-07-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,603
Posted By johynr]]]
Just a gentle flutter, yes. I'll try it with a...

Just a gentle flutter, yes.

I'll try it with a pulll buoy and see.

Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Freestyle 02-07-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,603
Posted By johynr]]]
Times when using a 2bk and flutter kick

My times are always faster when I use a flutter kick for a given energy level. For example over 500m my flutter times are more than 1 minute quicker.

Is this normal or does it indicate errors in my...
Forum: Freestyle 01-03-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By johynr]]]
Thanks to all for the suggestions, I will try...

Thanks to all for the suggestions, I will try them all out.

novaswimmer: I don't feel it whilst I swim but afterwards, it hurts when I turn to look around, particulary to the right.
Forum: Freestyle 01-02-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By johynr]]]
neck stiffness/pain

Sometimes, and increasingly so, I have neck ache/pain after a swim.

Amongst other things I've tried relaxing the head, looking straight down and I was wondering what other general advice or tips...
Forum: Freestyle 10-11-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4,584
Posted By johynr]]]
you're right - sorry

you're right - sorry
Forum: Freestyle 10-10-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4,584
Posted By johynr]]]
If you look at these clips these are swiming with...

If you look at these clips these are swiming with straight legs.

shelley taylor smith and mel benson elite open water swimmers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt6_bqj_808
Forum: Freestyle 10-09-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4,584
Posted By johynr]]]
kicking - straight legs or not

I have seen that some people kick with a straight leg. Are there any benefits to this?
Forum: Freestyle 10-07-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 2,210
Posted By johynr]]]
Legs together after 2BK?

Is it a good idea to press the legs the legs together after a 2BK or should I just relax them and let them go where they want?
Forum: Freestyle 07-20-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 7,727
Posted By johynr]]]
In this practice (as in the water) are both legs...

In this practice (as in the water) are both legs moving or is just one?


Arms next to body. Kick in the vertical direction and move shoulders in the horizontal direction forward and rearward.. Keep...
Forum: Freestyle 06-12-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 2,757
Posted By johynr]]]
balance/spl and pull buoy

I suspect that poor balance is a large factor in my difficulty to maintain my SPL within my green zone.

This being the case, if as a control experiment I use a pull buoy, could I expect to see my...
Forum: Freestyle 05-07-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,721
Posted By johynr]]]
focal points and tempo trainer

I am trying to sinc the tempo trainer with my arm being back on the thigh for start of recovery and then as the hand enters the water.

I had my TT set to 1.2 for the whole cycle but if I want to...
Forum: Freestyle 04-21-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,538
Posted By johynr]]]
Thanks Stuart. I'm off to the pool now to...

Thanks Stuart. I'm off to the pool now to practice it.
Forum: Freestyle 04-21-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,538
Posted By johynr]]]
Thanks all. So if I extend my arm more and exit...

Thanks all.

So if I extend my arm more and exit palm up this should make the recovery better?
Forum: Freestyle 04-18-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,538
Posted By johynr]]]
Just made the videos accessible.

Just made the videos accessible.
Forum: Freestyle 04-17-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 3,538
Posted By johynr]]]
Arm recovery

I would appreciate advice/suggestions on my arm recovery.

What I am specifically interested in is why, and how to correct the fact that my left arm in wholestoke seems to be very hand led - see...
Forum: Freestyle 03-25-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,609
Posted By johynr]]]
calories used.

For a given distance my garmin watch always gives the same calorie consumption regardless of the effort I put in.

I realise that the watch is only a rough guide but when discussing this with a ...
Forum: Freestyle 03-16-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 10,742
Posted By johynr]]]
This video of Coach Mat is very informative (and...

This video of Coach Mat is very informative (and to my eyes, very good) regarding breathing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNzc0gUdoGA&feature=youtu.be
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