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Forum: Freestyle 03-06-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 24,741
Posted By ny1301
This is fantastic! I love the ziplog bag idea!...

This is fantastic! I love the ziplog bag idea! The prices of commercial waterproof cases are way too high.

An easy improvement is using the window weathering plastic sheet Homedepot sells. I put...
Forum: Freestyle 02-21-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,109
Posted By ny1301
Coach Eric, with all respect, could it be...

Coach Eric, with all respect, could it be possible that when you have the fistglove on, you somehow have better catch/pull/timing/streamline/kick etc.?

As for me, with or without fistglove, there is...
Forum: Freestyle 02-19-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 7,374
Posted By ny1301
I learned TI backstroke first, so I did not have...

I learned TI backstroke first, so I did not have this problem. I suggest you start looking TI backstroke, which is easier and will help your freestyle also.
Forum: Freestyle 02-19-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 7,098
Posted By ny1301
Coach Jonh rightly caught a problem I had. I...

Coach Jonh rightly caught a problem I had. I believe I got the pause/stop arm problem because when I watched the old DVD (and some Hollywood movies such as "Matrix"), I thought it was cool to just...
Forum: Freestyle 02-18-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 24,741
Posted By ny1301
scientific solution

I've finally figured it out. Here is the solution:

1. Eat junk food 3+ times a day; make sure you never feel hungary;
2. Take it easy when exercising
3. For people complain (rightly) about not...
Forum: Freestyle 02-13-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 13,506
Posted By ny1301
imprint things learned before try new tricks

A little disappointed that I am back to 16-17 strokes now, but still meganificently better than before though.

I can only swim 2-3 times a week. Each time I 'discoveried' and practiced say trick...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 14,147
Posted By ny1301
Terry, thanks for replying the question. Your...

Terry, thanks for replying the question. Your comments on the 'second phase of stroke' gives me something more to think about, and I am sure I could benefit from it. Btw, when will this new book be...
Forum: Freestyle 02-08-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 4,533
Posted By ny1301
Congratulations! I can understand your excitement...

Congratulations! I can understand your excitement because I coincidently 'discovered' the value of skating and rotation the same day when I was practicing spear-switch !!!
Forum: Freestyle 02-07-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 13,506
Posted By ny1301
I did it

Today I was able to do spear-switch for the first time, thanks to everyone here. The result is a shock to me. I learned to swim from one end to the other end of the 25m pool only one month ago, and...
Forum: Freestyle 02-04-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 3,317
Posted By ny1301
thanks for sharing. I will remember this as a...

thanks for sharing. I will remember this as a focal point next time.

An interesting thing is I found nearly all the 'tips' shared here were mentioned somewhere in Terry's book. But the problem is...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 02-03-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 14,311
Posted By ny1301
"never again deliberately insert a pause into my drills"

"never again deliberately insert a pause into my drills". This is alarming! anyone else had this problem? Will tempo trainer help to correct this?
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 02-02-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 14,311
Posted By ny1301
Funny or not, the fact is now I am breathing on...

Funny or not, the fact is now I am breathing on my previously 'weak' side, and I have difficulty to breath on my previously 'good' side! When you attack your 'weak' side, don't forget to practice on...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-02-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 14,147
Posted By ny1301
This Chapter is very 'new' from other books and...

This Chapter is very 'new' from other books and very helpful. I can understand (may be somewhat shallow though) most parts but the following:



As the kick is compact, how could it synchronizes with...
Forum: Breaststroke 01-30-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 12,321
Posted By ny1301
Thanks Dave. I kick back directly and squeeze my...

Thanks Dave. I kick back directly and squeeze my legs together at the same time. My feet just face backwards like "\ /" during the kick. Did you mean I should sequeeze the water between my feet and...
Forum: Breaststroke 01-30-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 12,321
Posted By ny1301
Before learning TI, I felt my kick was powerful...

Before learning TI, I felt my kick was powerful and SR was high; now I sometimes feel my feet are too high and cannot feel water preasure when kick, ie, as if I am kicking air. For this reason, I...
Forum: Backstroke 01-29-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 8,278
Posted By ny1301
thanks for everybody's input! I agree with...

thanks for everybody's input!

I agree with madvet's analysis. I need to improve my left hand catch/push. when did it right, I did feel some kind of glide.

Also I will keep my kick steady as...
Forum: Freestyle 01-29-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,154
Posted By ny1301
Forum: Freestyle 01-16-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 13,506
Posted By ny1301
Thanks for this fine tip! I am eager to try it...

Thanks for this fine tip! I am eager to try it out. May have to consider bathtub while the local pool is in closed :)
Forum: Freestyle 01-16-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 5,527
Posted By ny1301
I have been thinking (actually watching DVDs and...

I have been thinking (actually watching DVDs and youtube) should the whole body (except head) rotate to the same degree? Is it right to rotate shouldes more than hip so that there is a tension in the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-16-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 13,506
Posted By ny1301
Wow! AWP and Walrus, those are the most detailed...

Wow! AWP and Walrus, those are the most detailed and inspiring tips I have got for spear-switch, and I feel like I can imagine all those movements in front of my monitor: catch first; 'wait' for the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-15-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 13,506
Posted By ny1301
Hi Walrus, thanks for sharing your experience for...

Hi Walrus, thanks for sharing your experience for improving this under-switch.
Those definitly help. I'd like to discuss a little bit more details. Do rotation and 'spear out hand' start at the same...
Forum: Backstroke 01-15-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 8,278
Posted By ny1301
Dave, you are absoultely right!

Dave, you are absoultely right!

I tried those tips at last weekend, and I can control my breath now! And because of that, I can even more relax myself, and swim much faster and kind of tire...
Forum: Freestyle 01-15-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 13,506
Posted By ny1301
feel awkward doing spear-switch

Have to admit that after learning backstroke successfully using TI method, I was a little bit over confident, and started freestyle without doing each drill enough. Now I decided to re-do all the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-13-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,437
Posted By ny1301
Is that goal too far away for a beginner? Even...

Is that goal too far away for a beginner? Even the coaches on the DVD had water coming to their faces when they held their arms up too high. I rember the DVD suggested to raise one arm up to 30...
Forum: Freestyle 01-12-2009
Replies: 134
Views: 69,318
Posted By ny1301
I never figured out what the balance ball is for....

I never figured out what the balance ball is for. Now I will add it to my armory. Thanks Shinji!
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