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Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 06-04-2013
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Views: 3,483
Posted By galax
I'm from Italy too, I would like to attend TI...

I'm from Italy too, I would like to attend TI workshop...
Forum: Freestyle 06-04-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 6,221
Posted By galax
the influence of focal points change

The same happened to me, some months ago the thought : "moving elbow forward" gave me a nice sensation and helped me to increase distance per stroke.

Now, I think that "elbow forward" helps to...
Forum: Freestyle 06-03-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 6,221
Posted By galax
Sorry for silly question but I have a doubt:...

Sorry for silly question but I have a doubt: which elbow ? The one in recovery phase or the one submerged?
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-13-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 15,051
Posted By galax
The same for me, I have a dream: swim 400m under 6'00!!

My pb on 400m is 6'18".( 2 years ago).
It' was a good race for me, my stroke rate was the maximum rate that I could maintain.

Now I would like to reach 6'00, I know, it won't be easy, I'm...
Forum: Freestyle 08-29-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 12,131
Posted By galax
I think that the point is this one: when we...

I think that the point is this one: when we achive this "medium level"
( I know that medium level is very subjective maybe someone thinks that is a weak level..)
, only with a TI instrutor is...
Forum: Freestyle 08-28-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 12,131
Posted By galax
I think this is intersting for me. I would like...

I think this is intersting for me. I would like to improve my pace on open water races during summer season. The lenght of these races vary from 1k to 4k. I've read completely the long thread "A...
Forum: Freestyle 05-21-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,257
Posted By galax
But what's the better thought ? Hip drive or kick ?

For example , when the right arm is extended forward in skate position the pull phase is triggered by left hip sinking or the right leg snap ?
Forum: Freestyle 02-10-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 14,833
Posted By galax
I followed your advice,yesterday I devoted the...

I followed your advice,yesterday I devoted the main part of my practice in trying to swim "easy" adding one or two strokes per length.
I swum many laps using 17 strokes.
But when the distance is...
Forum: Freestyle 02-06-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 14,833
Posted By galax
Maybe my 2° post was not clear, my practice is...

Maybe my 2° post was not clear, my practice is not totally oriented towards stroke saving. I'm not a frustrated swimmer , quite the reverse!

I well understood TI targets, ( and benefits). So are you...
Forum: Freestyle 02-04-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 14,833
Posted By galax
I'm 5'10" and the pool is 25meters long.

I'm 5'10" and the pool is 25meters long.
Forum: Freestyle 02-03-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 14,833
Posted By galax
Yes, It's true. We can't raise the bar without...

Yes, It's true. We can't raise the bar without effort!
The question arose in my mind yesterday after 3 lenghts in 48 strokes:
"Wow how can I sustain this for 1K ?, I had a moment of...
Forum: Freestyle 02-03-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 14,833
Posted By galax
Save strokes and effort

Hello everybody.
In last months, my TI practice give me little but consistent/continuos improvements.
Now I've reduced the strokes for lenght: I can swim freestyle for 2 or 3 lengths using 16...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-21-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,166
Posted By galax
yesterday practice

Nice practice yesterday: with 16 strokes I reach 75m! ( 3 laps )
I had this sensation: increasing body roll give me more "momentum" in stroking, so the effort of propulsion is not limited to pull, in...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-09-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,166
Posted By galax
Yesterday I did as first 4x25. My intention was...

Yesterday I did as first 4x25.
My intention was 18-17-16-15 strokes, the result : 17-17-16-15 !!
Very good. Now I'll try to be able to use 16-15 strokes either for 50-75-100m, in this way I hope to...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-06-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,166
Posted By galax
I have a lot of work to do!

The target: SR 1.1 and SPL 16 won't be easy to achieve.


Actually, for 1 lenght, with appropriate rest, I can use 16 stroke per lenght,
sometimes 15 with very slow rate and not for all attempts....
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-05-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,166
Posted By galax
Need advice about free style practices

I need an advice.
On last 2 months my training was mainly oriented to improve stroke lenght.
I'm 5'11", I'm 47 y, my typical set is [4x25+3x50+2x75+1x100] and now I can sustain 17 strokes per lenght...
Forum: Freestyle 09-08-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 7,556
Posted By galax
lack of weight shift

I've been trying to use 2bk for 3 months. I must admit that I haven't reach the same efficiency of 4bk or 6bk.
In my 2bk swim there is still a lack of weight shift!
I realize that my stroke per...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 04-16-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 6,155
Posted By galax
This is the first step..Many, many thanks

This is the first step..Many, many thanks
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 04-14-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 6,155
Posted By galax
thank you Alan, I have another question, about...

thank you Alan,
I have another question, about Faster Tempo:

In this kind of practice , when Tempo descending should SPL decreasing too?
for example I realize for some range of TT setting,...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 04-13-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 6,155
Posted By galax
Stroke Calibration ( freestyle) my report

Yesterday I've tried this schema. I like it!! But I have a question about Stroke Calibration , 6x25

18 SPL , ok
20 SPL not good target is 19!!
19 SPL ( this stint was very good fast and magically...
Forum: Freestyle 02-28-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 6,040
Posted By galax
My rank is

3 for me. Everytime I go out to the pool I realize I have a little progress, but there is still a long way to go.
Forum: Links and References 01-19-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 13,700
Posted By galax
My goal is...

Hello everybody:
It would be great to swim at this pace: 1'30" for 100m at least for 400m. Actually I can sustain this ritm for 150 mt when my TT is setted at 0.98

another goal is: a confortably...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-22-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 11,778
Posted By galax
I'm agree, in my opinion "focal points" is better...

I'm agree, in my opinion "focal points" is better than "stroke thoughts"
moreover I'm fond of that terms
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 08-09-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,907
Posted By galax
Stroke lenght, stroke rate and distance...

Hello, I'm from Italy , I'm registered here since may 2009 and I've found here much food for though. I'm 46Y , and I follow TI method with good results ( in my opinion of course...)

I like swimming...
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