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Forum: Freestyle 01-07-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,685
Posted By indysjl
I haven't experienced the stark difference that...

I haven't experienced the stark difference that you have, but from what you are saying about how close you have to be, that is probably the reason. The times I've tried to draft have been in open...
Forum: Freestyle 01-22-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 8,572
Posted By indysjl
...Interesting, I hadn't thought about synch'ing...

...Interesting, I hadn't thought about synch'ing to the kick. I was synch'ing to the spear. Now that I think about it, the kick makes more sense, as it is a more impulsive motion than the spear,...
Forum: Freestyle 01-22-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 8,572
Posted By indysjl
Could you record this conversation and post on...

Could you record this conversation and post on youtube? :p
Forum: Freestyle 01-22-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 8,572
Posted By indysjl
dshen, Wow, what a post! That's a lot of great...

dshen,

Wow, what a post! That's a lot of great information.

I tried the tempo trainer out for the first time last night.

I warmed up for ~200Y, then swam at my favorite easy speed, counted...
Forum: Freestyle 01-21-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 8,572
Posted By indysjl
madvet, The way I understand it, is that there...

madvet,

The way I understand it, is that there are two strokes per stroke cycle, so if you swam a length in 12 strokes cycles, your spl would be 24....

I agree with your conclusion on the stroke...
Forum: Freestyle 01-21-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 8,572
Posted By indysjl
Help for A Tempo Trainer Noob

Hello all,

I just purchased a tempo trainer and am looking for recommendations on beginner tempo trainer practice sets.

My goal is to optimize my SLxSR for speed, and I would like to leverage the...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 01-13-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 7,767
Posted By indysjl
Naj, Do you use a GPS successfully while...

Naj,

Do you use a GPS successfully while swimming? I know that GPS does not work in (under) water. I suppose you could stop and hold your watch above the surface to update position? I've read...
Forum: Freestyle 01-13-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 12,306
Posted By indysjl
I think my last post where I mentioned...

I think my last post where I mentioned "synchronized kick/spear/rotation" is kind of what you are saying here in a nutshell?

Thanks for the drill suggestions.
Forum: Freestyle 01-13-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 12,306
Posted By indysjl
Anchor Point

You may be onto something here...

I have had some frustration with the anchor point, and developing a solid anchor before the flick/spear/rotation. I have been focusing on a solid anchor for many...
Forum: Freestyle 01-13-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 12,306
Posted By indysjl
Can't feel hip drive

I can't seem to 'feel' hip drive, or the associated sensations of proper hip drive. I use 2bk, and it feels like my balance and rotation are OK. I can feel leverage from my 2bk... This is probably...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 10-29-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 11,667
Posted By indysjl
A technique I have used to make my breathing...

A technique I have used to make my breathing pattern (in through mouth, out through both nose and mouth, but mostly nose) consistent is to practice it while resting between laps or drills. I will...
Forum: Freestyle 10-26-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 6,343
Posted By indysjl
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: Freestyle 09-14-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 7,605
Posted By indysjl
One arm free video

One arm free practice is getting better. I can breathe now, sort of, so that's an improvement. Legs are still busy though, but not as bad as they once were. Also, I feel like my legs are lower...
Forum: Links and References 09-12-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,299
Posted By indysjl
LOL, it's right next to the ocean :P That is an...

LOL, it's right next to the ocean :P

That is an amazing pool.

I went for a two lap swim this morning... It kicked my butt!
Forum: Freestyle 09-12-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 11,940
Posted By indysjl
I figured I would resurrect this thread as I am...

I figured I would resurrect this thread as I am trying to learn flip turns myself...

Here are some of the things I do when attempting to flip turn

1) I have tried Jamwhite's suggestion about not...
Forum: Freestyle 09-11-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 12,065
Posted By indysjl
This is my understanding too. Good...

This is my understanding too. Good explanation.

In your description, when the right hip kicks up, the left hip kicks (drives) down. I believe this is the motion we are calling "hip drive". Is...
Forum: Freestyle 09-10-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 7,605
Posted By indysjl
One arm

The one arm drills have gotten much easier, yet I am still grasping for focal points and what sensations I should feel while doing the drill. Could you please advise?

Last week I felt what I should...
Forum: Freestyle 09-10-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 7,605
Posted By indysjl
Arm anchor

Could you explain what you mean by nonexistent? Can you explain what you mean by "pretty good" on the right arm? I am unable to see the difference.

Thanks,

Saul
Forum: Freestyle 09-04-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 7,605
Posted By indysjl
No worries, I've got plenty of things to focus on...

No worries, I've got plenty of things to focus on in the pool at the moment. I'll chime back in when I'm ready for more help.

Saul
Forum: Freestyle 09-03-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 7,605
Posted By indysjl
Two steps forward, one step back...

Thank you for all you all of your practice/drill suggestions.

I dusted off (literally) the old pull buoy yesterday and went to the pool to practice the suggestions.

Here are the highlights of my...
Forum: Freestyle 09-02-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 7,605
Posted By indysjl
Wow, thank you all for the critiques! Your...

Wow, thank you all for the critiques! Your observations will be a large contribution towards my swimming improvement. I kind of felt like I was stagnating before I had this footage taken and gotten...
Forum: Freestyle 09-01-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 7,605
Posted By indysjl
Freestyle Critique

Hello All,

Could you please be so kind as to offer your critiques?

http://www.vimeo.com/6383243

I have been teaching myself TI for the last three months, and would like to have some more...
Forum: Freestyle 06-29-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 11,050
Posted By indysjl
How do you know when your feet no longer correct...

How do you know when your feet no longer correct lateral instability?

I have been teaching myself TI for about a month, obsessively. I think the 2BK clicked for me during my last drill session,...
Forum: Freestyle 06-26-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 7,388
Posted By indysjl
I often share your frustration, but the prospect...

I often share your frustration, but the prospect of improvement always brings me back.

When I have problems with balance I go back to the basics (pretty much what I'm working on now), and convince...
Forum: Freestyle 06-26-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 7,388
Posted By indysjl
I just got back from trying out the skate drill...

I just got back from trying out the skate drill with "bites"... I was able to do a bit better this time. I would say 2/3 were good bites.

Here is how I am doing the drill: I start on my back ->...
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