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Forum: Links and References 12-05-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 13,821
Posted By GAIN
just an observation

Every time I see that book, I think where did I go wrong. Someone can learn TI in 4 hours. I am approaching 3 years and although I went from 40 strokes to 19 strokes I feel I learn more now than in...
Forum: Freestyle 06-27-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,371
Posted By GAIN
How was your moment of truth, I was practicing...

How was your moment of truth, I was practicing holding the hip until the end of the kick and it felt good. Strange it seemed like more power with less effort. I went back to look at the vedio of...
Forum: Freestyle 06-21-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,119
Posted By GAIN
my experience has been from a complete novice and...

my experience has been from a complete novice and it has been fast at first where you achieve 85% of what you want and then it comes at a grinding slow pace where you learn balance in litttle tiny...
Forum: Freestyle 03-14-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,030
Posted By GAIN
how does this play in with spearing. I spear deep...

how does this play in with spearing. I spear deep and fingers are not that close to the surface. should we be spearing down?


4) How much clearance between fingertips and surface? Any more than a...
Forum: Freestyle 02-28-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 5,271
Posted By GAIN
Grant I had issues like you and after a couple...

Grant I had issues like you and after a couple laps it got better, I think using the fists expose flaws in my stroke. I have to concentrate to overcome them and then transition them into a normal...
Forum: Freestyle 02-23-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 5,271
Posted By GAIN
fist gloves

TI 2 years, mainly lurker on forum, Streamlining good, working on propulsion

I had used fistgloves when I first started but it was useless. Then the otherday I saw someone talking about swimming...
Forum: Freestyle 12-31-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,047
Posted By GAIN
My 3 questions are then, 1. who is represents...

My 3 questions are then,

1. who is represents the ethos of TI more, Bill or Ben?
Bill will know TI and how the pieces fit together. I have found as I improve
on a skill other skills improve. Ben...
Forum: Freestyle 11-03-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 14,202
Posted By GAIN
dolphin laughter

I'm sure Dolphins find us all quite funny when they see us swim, and they don't do real well on land, given enough water or land we are all done for. Terry has posted studies the best of us are 9%...
Forum: Freestyle 11-02-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 14,202
Posted By GAIN
There had been studies done

Isn't this the beginning of most inaccurate statements. Junk science has produced many myths.
Forum: Freestyle 10-28-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 9,014
Posted By GAIN
On Terry's comment

CB is unquestionably a challenging drill. This is because human swimmers are so used to using their hands as stability-aids. Drills performed with your arms at your sides are intended to teach your...
Forum: Freestyle 10-14-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,711
Posted By GAIN
I agree with commentsbut still confused

I guess as I progress, still a novice, balance and streamlining have come a long way, I see things I do different from the self coach CD. I don't have video yet but I see the good swimmers breath...
Forum: Freestyle 10-14-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,711
Posted By GAIN
video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC8ZZZhabp4&feature=related

around :29 is what I mean
Forum: Freestyle 10-14-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,711
Posted By GAIN
wide tracks

Question on wide tracks, I think I understand not to crossover in front with the stroke, but when I watch Video of Terry or most I've found on the web it appears when the arm comes down it is right...
Forum: Freestyle 06-25-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,606
Posted By GAIN
Does TI actually teach EVF? I have not heard...

Does TI actually teach EVF? I have not heard Terry talk about it. I've only heard Terry talk about relaxing the hand so it's pointing down.
Forum: Freestyle 05-14-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,626
Posted By GAIN
I have had the same issue. I can tell you what I...

I have had the same issue. I can tell you what I did if it helps. It you watch everyone in the pool they seem to pick up the shoulder and spear good with the right arm, then hardly bring the left...
Forum: Freestyle 01-18-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,810
Posted By GAIN
Yes that makes sense, and unless I can flip and...

Yes that makes sense, and unless I can flip and kick without drowning I will continue the way I'm going (LOL). I just wanted to know if most people start the stroke count out 11 yds like you do, If...
Forum: Freestyle 01-18-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,810
Posted By GAIN
I count each arm forward as a stroke, I don't...

I count each arm forward as a stroke, I don't push off the wall at all or go underwater, I just start as close as I can with strokes from the wall
Forum: Freestyle 01-18-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,810
Posted By GAIN
Swim strokes

I am trying to reduce my stroke count in 25 yd pool. I don't kick off the wall just touch and continue. My stroke count is around 20. My question is do swimmers start the stroke count after they kick...
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