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Forum: Freestyle 01-06-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,554
Posted By drtse
Hi Zenturtle, thanks for the analogy! Your snow...

Hi Zenturtle, thanks for the analogy!

Your snow and hole analogy makes me envision more of a straight arm 'catch' or anchor point...is that we you are also getting at instead of me attempting a...
Forum: Freestyle 01-06-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,554
Posted By drtse
Am I swimming too flat?

Hi everyone,

Been working on TI principles for some time and things are progressing nicely...I think?

Here is my latest swim video taken at a local swim clinic.

https://vimeo.com/198061123

The...
Forum: Freestyle 06-06-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 13,195
Posted By drtse
Interestingly, Coach Anna writes about how she...

Interestingly, Coach Anna writes about how she 'switched' from TI teaching methods to SwimSmooth for both herself personally and to accommodate needs of different Tri athletes. ...
Forum: Freestyle 06-03-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 13,195
Posted By drtse
What is your comfortable stroke rate?

I was playing around with stroke rate at the pool yesterday and found that 54 strokes per minute seemed to be my upper threshold before my heart starts to climb excessively.

What sort of stroke...
Forum: Freestyle 06-01-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 4,826
Posted By drtse
Hmm...doesn't Ryan Cochrane employ a steady 6...

Hmm...doesn't Ryan Cochrane employ a steady 6 beat kick for the 1500m (in contrast to Sun Yang who varies his kick during different portions of the swim).
In fact, I thnk the whole rest of the field...
Forum: Freestyle 05-27-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 4,826
Posted By drtse
Thanks for the advice so far! I feel most...

Thanks for the advice so far!

I feel most comfortable breathing every other stroke to the right side...I am able to get a bite of air without rushing or feeling anxious. I practice some left sided...
Forum: Freestyle 05-27-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 4,826
Posted By drtse
Swim Video Analysis from a non-TI coach

I had a coaching session with a local triathlon coach several months ago who's main pointers for me were:

1) develop a consistent stronger 6 beat kick to help lift my sinky hips and legs
2) work on...
Forum: Freestyle 05-12-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 4,300
Posted By drtse
That would actually be a huge upgrade for...

That would actually be a huge upgrade for him...board shorts are like parachutes in water and will induce significant drag in the water. He'll find learning TI swimming much easier in jammers!
Forum: Freestyle 05-12-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 4,300
Posted By drtse
I ended up getting it after my initial query on...

I ended up getting it after my initial query on this forum.

I would say it is a 'nice-to-have' but maybe not a 'need-to-have' if someone has been already exposed to other TI resources before and a...
Forum: Freestyle 03-21-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,646
Posted By drtse
OK I took the plunge and registered for the...

OK I took the plunge and registered for the Freestyle Workshop last night!

If I see a remarkable difference in my buoyancy problem during full stroke by the end of the weekend, I will be a very...
Forum: Freestyle 03-18-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,646
Posted By drtse
Thinking about attending a TI workshop

FINALLY, there is a workshop being held relatively close to Toronto, Canada in April. It will be just across the border in Buffalo, NY...about 1.5 hr drive.

How many of you have taken a workshop...
Forum: Freestyle 02-20-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,857
Posted By drtse
Thx for all of the helpful comments! Definitely...

Thx for all of the helpful comments!

Definitely seeing how that impatient left arm is pressing down and elevating the front end and hence lower hips.

I usually wear jammers during normal training...
Forum: Freestyle 02-18-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,857
Posted By drtse
Please review my first swim video after 10 months of self-TI training

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs0fzGMYzdc

Hi everyone,

It's been a pretty productive 10 months of regular swim training thanks to TI resources! I've been wanting to film some underwater footage...
Forum: Freestyle 02-18-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 4,300
Posted By drtse
Any reviews of the new Ultra-Efficient Freestyle Bundle?

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has purchased Terry's latest & greatest Bundle? Is there alot of NEW content?

I already have his first book Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better,...
Forum: Freestyle 09-26-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 10,746
Posted By drtse
Hi tomoy, Thx for chiming in! You are...

Hi tomoy,

Thx for chiming in! You are right...lots of other variables to consider and if others want to include the other data that you provided, it makes it all the more interesting!

For me: ...
Forum: Freestyle 09-26-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 10,746
Posted By drtse
Possible TI Swim Speeds

I am curious to know what everyone's average and max TI swim speed per 100m is...particularly those who have been at it for a while and coaches.

Being goal-oriented, I'd like to know what's the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,232
Posted By drtse
The first time I tried swimming with a wetsuit I...

The first time I tried swimming with a wetsuit I felt very constricted in the chest by the compression of the suit and fatigued very quickly. I've swam another 4-5 times with it since then and it...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-13-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 6,774
Posted By drtse
Amazing job Team EC6! Are all of the team...

Amazing job Team EC6!

Are all of the team members Total Immersion trained swimmers?

I watched a couple of the clips of the team members swimming and noticed their strokes don't appear...
Forum: Freestyle 08-13-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,232
Posted By drtse
SUCCESS! I swam my first 300m continuous...

SUCCESS! I swam my first 300m continuous today!...and most importantly I think I figured out what was causing my 'breathlessness'.

I have exercise-induced asthma. I had it diagnosed medically over...
Forum: Freestyle 08-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,232
Posted By drtse
Hi Coach Dave, I'd love to get some video of...

Hi Coach Dave, I'd love to get some video of myself swimming too but unfortunately the community centre pool doesn't allow cameras...AND I don't own an underwater camera either.

Question: is it...
Forum: Freestyle 08-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,232
Posted By drtse
Help!...3 weeks until Try-A-Tri

Hi folks,

While I've made strides in improving my technique and stroke using the TI method over the past 3 months, I can still only swim about 75-100m continuous without feeling out breathe. In...
Forum: Freestyle 06-16-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,589
Posted By drtse
My swim stroke after ~ 6 weeks of TI drills

Hi,

I've been feverishly reading various TI books, watching DVDs and Youtube videos and following Forum threads while practicing the recommended TI drills at the pool about 2-3x/week.

At the start,...
Forum: Freestyle 06-03-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,312
Posted By drtse
Arm & hand position

Hi, watching Terry spear into the water in videos, the angle of the arm looks roughly 30 degrees and the and is relaxed and limp with fingers open.

I understand the point of trying to stay relaxed...
Forum: Freestyle 05-27-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,515
Posted By drtse
OK, ordered it through Amazon....thx folks!

OK, ordered it through Amazon....thx folks!
Forum: Freestyle 05-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,515
Posted By drtse
DVD differences

Hi, I currently have a borrowed copy of Freestyle Made Easy. I see that there is a DVD called Perpetual Motion Freestyle in 10 Lessons now. Is there a big difference in content and footage between...
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