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Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-16-2016
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Views: 4,982
Posted By wie
I have a "better" side, yes, and again...

I have a "better" side, yes, and again surprisingly it is the left one, even though I am a right hander.
But I will work on this. I think one arm crawl is a good exercise.
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-08-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4,982
Posted By wie
Surprising discovery

Recently I noticed how fast I am with one arm crawl.
One arm crawl I mean one arm constantly in front, the other crawling.

So, today I looked at the clock and found this:
50 m normal crawl, all...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 10-25-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 6,949
Posted By wie
I think the main point is to let the breathing...

I think the main point is to let the breathing determine your speed.
If you cannot swim fast with relaxed breathing, swim slower.
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 09-17-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 3,371
Posted By wie
Actually the kiddie pool is quite good for...

Actually the kiddie pool is quite good for practicing TI exercises.
I started there.

Think positive! :)
Forum: Freestyle 03-20-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3,968
Posted By wie
It is explained here:...

It is explained here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW5nE5FBPsQ

Read the comments.
They are not completely sure how to explain this in theory.

EDIT: Sorry wrong link at first!
Forum: Freestyle 03-06-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,564
Posted By wie
At what time stamp does the drill occur,...

At what time stamp does the drill occur, please?
17:00?
Forum: Discuss Terry's Blog Posts 12-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 7,592
Posted By wie
But it does not answer my question. It is said:...

But it does not answer my question.
It is said: "elite swimmers at the Olympics generated no more stroking power than average swimmers."
Why then are elite swimmers so muscular?
Forum: Discuss Terry's Blog Posts 11-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 7,592
Posted By wie
Question on "Easy Freestyle" by Terry

From the TI-easy-freestyle-manual.pdf page 5:

I wonder if this is correct.
Why then are elite swimmers so muscular and do so much muscle training?
Is this just for better streamlining?
Forum: Freestyle 10-17-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 4,088
Posted By wie
Related: It is my impression that when I swim...

Related:
It is my impression that when I swim underwater I am faster, when I swim directly above the ground.
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,177
Posted By wie
If you ever come to Bremen, let me know.

If you ever come to Bremen, let me know.
Forum: Freestyle 08-22-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,364
Posted By wie
Thank you! This is very helpful.

Thank you!
This is very helpful.
Forum: Freestyle 08-21-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,364
Posted By wie
Same here. Probably a lifestyle disease. I am...

Same here.
Probably a lifestyle disease.

I am always wondering what is more important, relax the head and let it sink or have it aligned with your spine. Both is not possible for me.
I experiment...
Forum: Freestyle 08-21-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By wie
I'm 47 and started last year from scratch. I...

I'm 47 and started last year from scratch.
I learned from TI videos.
It took me several months to get to something that looks like crawl.
After 7 months I was able to swim 1 km as fast as before...
Forum: Freestyle 08-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 5,151
Posted By wie
I don't understand this. Could someone provide...

I don't understand this.
Could someone provide an example, please?

50 m pool, 5 m push-off, wingspan 1,84

(50-5)/1,84*0,5 = 12 ?
Forum: Freestyle 06-01-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,177
Posted By wie
Good advice! Works to some extend. My legs stay...

Good advice!
Works to some extend.
My legs stay on top longer. But still after a while they sink.
Also, it is not really the TI relax feeling, with this intensive stretching.
Nevertheless, this...
Forum: Freestyle 05-22-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 9,109
Posted By wie
Avoiding stressing your shoulder: I have found...

Avoiding stressing your shoulder:
I have found swimming with fists very relaxing. Just a thought ...
Forum: Freestyle 05-19-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 9,109
Posted By wie
Well said. Thanks!

Well said. Thanks!
Forum: Freestyle 05-18-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 9,109
Posted By wie
Sorry, I thought you meant 50 m freestyle as a...

Sorry, I thought you meant 50 m freestyle as a race. :)

I am 180 cm, too, practicing TI for about 8 months now and I'm swimming relaxed about 44 SP50. When I concentrate I can do 40-42.
I have...
Forum: Freestyle 05-17-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 9,109
Posted By wie
The best SPL is the one with which you reach the...

The best SPL is the one with which you reach the other side most quickly. ;)

I think we all have our personal optimum.
Forum: Freestyle 05-15-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,549
Posted By wie
So, you say, it is physically possible for...

So, you say, it is physically possible for everybody to lay flat on the water without moving your extremities?
If yes, I might invest some more time into this.
I thought that it is just not...
Forum: Freestyle 05-15-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,918
Posted By wie
I know something similar from running: There are...

I know something similar from running:
There are certain speeds where you have a slightly lower HR compared to other higher and lower times.
E.g. when I run very slow at 5:55 per km I have a HR of...
Forum: Freestyle 05-14-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,549
Posted By wie
I, too, am a runner and can't do it. I concluded...

I, too, am a runner and can't do it.
I concluded that my legs are just too heavy.
Women can do it always without problems, but slim men often can't.
I wouldn't invest too much effort in it. I...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 05-14-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6,452
Posted By wie
Thank you very much for your reply! Thanks for...

Thank you very much for your reply!


Thanks for the advice.
I hope I am not fixated on SPL. But I use it as an indicator if I am improving. SPL should become better over time, if balance and...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 05-14-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6,452
Posted By wie
The training with fists works. Today 40 for the...

The training with fists works.
Today 40 for the first time!
Still slow though. Needed 68 s.
Forum: Freestyle 05-07-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 6,124
Posted By wie
I don't understand this. What do you mean by...

I don't understand this.
What do you mean by 'push' and 'pull'?
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