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Forum: Freestyle 07-20-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 24,609
Posted By CoachFlppr
Do the core balance drill, where you rotate your...

Do the core balance drill, where you rotate your body around your head, in both face-down and face-up positions, clockwise and counter-clockwise. Its excellent for developing your swimming posture.
Forum: Freestyle 02-28-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,649
Posted By CoachFlppr
I like your elongated posture in the water. ...

I like your elongated posture in the water. You're nice and long in the water. You seem to spend a lot of time with your face above water when you breathe. I couldn't see the bubbles; are you...
Forum: Freestyle 01-10-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,074
Posted By CoachFlppr
Your balance and streamlining are a thing of...

Your balance and streamlining are a thing of beauty. With your great fore-aft balance, you can afford to spear less deeply. It will help your head position when you turn to breathe.
Forum: Freestyle 12-14-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,842
Posted By CoachFlppr
Two things that can help you develop the feel for...

Two things that can help you develop the feel for your best timing are improving your lateral stability, and very slow swimming. When you have good core control, you are better able to connect the...
Forum: Freestyle 12-13-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,842
Posted By CoachFlppr
It is NOT low-hanging fruit. It is, in fact,...

It is NOT low-hanging fruit. It is, in fact, where the "silky magic" is located.
Forum: Freestyle 11-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,206
Posted By CoachFlppr
Do the workshop, and then if you can, video your...

Do the workshop, and then if you can, video your stroke before your surgery so you can study it while you're healing.
Forum: Freestyle 10-28-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 48,174
Posted By CoachFlppr
When the elbow is pointing to the side during the...

When the elbow is pointing to the side during the pull, the lats are active. When the elbow is pointing down or back, the triceps are active.
Forum: Freestyle 09-24-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,808
Posted By CoachFlppr
I say doggedly persevere. I had this same...

I say doggedly persevere. I had this same problem. I needed to strengthen my core on the non-dominant side. I found a drill on youtube that helped. Practice the core balance drill in both face-up...
Forum: Freestyle 07-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4,723
Posted By CoachFlppr
playing with balance

http://vimeo.com/26146250
Forum: Freestyle 06-30-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 8,962
Posted By CoachFlppr
That is important information. Despite swimming...

That is important information. Despite swimming for decades, you are dependent on your kick for balance. Perhaps the reason you have difficulty with the 2bk is that your legs are too busy holding...
Forum: Freestyle 06-28-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 8,962
Posted By CoachFlppr
It depends on how quickly you want to "get it". ...

It depends on how quickly you want to "get it". If you are still sinking with superman glide, I would work more on superman glide until the only thing that makes you stand up during a glide is that...
Forum: Freestyle 06-27-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 8,962
Posted By CoachFlppr
Sven, I say stop kicking for now, to break that...

Sven, I say stop kicking for now, to break that 30-year habit.

To me, a good 2bk is the result of a chain of events done correctly upstream: good balance, a proper catch, core and hip rotation,...
Forum: Freestyle 06-26-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 13,132
Posted By CoachFlppr
Rotation begins as the recovery arm begins to...

Rotation begins as the recovery arm begins to descend from its highest point. Try it yourself. Raise one arm up to lead arm position, and the other arm to recovery position, then slowly begin to...
Forum: Freestyle 06-26-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 13,132
Posted By CoachFlppr
To avoid pain and injury to the shoulder during...

To avoid pain and injury to the shoulder during the high-elbow evf maneuver, your body needs to be rotating toward the catch arm during catch and pull. Try this: stand up and do the skatch trick...
Forum: Freestyle 06-24-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,633
Posted By CoachFlppr
Your balance looks good. I'd like to see you...

Your balance looks good. I'd like to see you more streamlined when you're gliding, with less bend in your elbows and knees, and a straighter, longer posture.
You're leading your recovery too much...
Forum: Freestyle 05-31-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,503
Posted By CoachFlppr
Nice relaxed, quiet stroke. Re balance, play...

Nice relaxed, quiet stroke.

Re balance, play with pressing your head into the water slightly when you turn to breathe, to create a breathing trough that allows you to breathe under the surface of...
Forum: Freestyle 04-04-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,681
Posted By CoachFlppr
Yes yes, its dense with synapses that think up...

Yes yes, its dense with synapses that think up cool experiments like the one you posted here. I gave it a name, you know. "Boken's Slope".

Another thing you might want to try is breathing...
Forum: Freestyle 04-01-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,681
Posted By CoachFlppr
Actually, your hips and legs are usually at the...

Actually, your hips and legs are usually at the surface. With your bouyancy, you might be able to afford not hanging your head as much, and just letting it float along the surface, instead.

Your...
Forum: Freestyle 03-27-2011
Replies: 387
Views: 88,520
Posted By CoachFlppr
Well guys and gals, I took this obsession to the...

Well guys and gals, I took this obsession to the next level and completed the teacher training course recently.

It was an amazing experience. I met outstanding new coaches, synch-swam with Terry...
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