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Forum: Freestyle 10-16-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 2,201
Posted By mt6127
Value of a picture (or short video)?

like many of you, I received the recent emails with Terry's lessons. When I saw lesson 6, "synchonize the whole body" it got my interest because I drew an analogy to golf where most people lose...
Forum: Freestyle 09-30-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 4,362
Posted By mt6127
Kicking and TI for kids or adults?

two comments - regarding TI for adults vs kids - I play in both camps, and the interesting thing I find is the techiques taught by age group coaches are the same as TI teaches, its just TI matches...
Forum: Breaststroke 09-30-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 12,462
Posted By mt6127
think "catch" in your kick

I notice a common flaw of many breast stroke kicks is the swimmer squeezes their feet together to press on the water vs feeling pressure on their instep. One thing to try is to focus on relaxing...
Forum: Freestyle 09-27-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,223
Posted By mt6127
good start! some focus items...

I agree with the observation that you need to work on an "overlap" - and not be in such a hurry to start your next pull... Try doing a "touch and go" drill where you reach all the way out with one...
Forum: Freestyle 09-17-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 4,839
Posted By mt6127
swimming straight?

I have to smile as this problem is a lot more common than you think. for racers the problem is often called "circle swimming" where a racer goes down on side of a lane then slides over to the other...
Forum: Freestyle 08-08-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6,758
Posted By mt6127
balance versus floating...

Good suggestions, I'd also suggest to reword the focus here - the idea of the glide drills are to help you find balance not to find floatation. Some individuals who are very muscular may actually...
Forum: Freestyle 08-08-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,401
Posted By mt6127
relax :-)

I'm having a hard time imagining what could cause soreness other than you may be working your legs too hard with too much knee snap. try thinking of your kick as a timing mechanism versus a power...
Forum: Links and References 08-02-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 24,891
Posted By mt6127
Speaking of gadgets...

Speaking of gadgets, a tech savvy friend who's new to TI and I were talking about developing a "virtual coach" tool. Imagine an underwater web cam married up to a notebook or smart phone app, that...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 08-02-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 8,431
Posted By mt6127
I was shaking my head on the comment about weight...

I was shaking my head on the comment about weight training ruining loose muscles. Almost all high school and collegiate swimmers have rigorous dry land training routines. If done properly you...
Forum: Freestyle 08-01-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,162
Posted By mt6127
proper kick thoughts

I think your questions on the kick is a good topic as I've seen many new swimmers really struggle (and worse, I've seen instructors who struggle to explain how to build a proper kick for a first time...
Forum: Freestyle 06-29-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 5,503
Posted By mt6127
re getting started

My suggestion is to start with the TI book to give youself a basis on the concepts of the TI terminology, drill mechanics etc (learning the language) then I'd move onto the DVDs to see the concepts...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 06-05-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 17,032
Posted By mt6127
Rotary breathing

rotary breathing should be seen as a skill that can be called upon as needed when racing. Age group coaches often run drill sets where swimmers tasked with breathing on various stroke counts to...
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