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Forum: Freestyle 03-29-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 4,305
Posted By elk-tamer
I had an "eureka" moment last night while...

I had an "eureka" moment last night while swimming regarding hip drive. (whether it bears out as valid has yet to be seen)
I get a much better feel when I imagine it as hip "pull". So I ignore the...
Forum: Freestyle 02-02-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 4,729
Posted By elk-tamer
I tried this last night and I think it's a good...

I tried this last night and I think it's a good "next step" from the superman glide. I didn't have a hard time doing "something", but my legs certainly drop fast as soon as I finish the pull. That's...
Forum: Freestyle 01-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,873
Posted By elk-tamer
I think you're trying to move your arms too fast,...

I think you're trying to move your arms too fast, which is messing up your timing with your body roll, and giving you less propulsion. Do you ever try to use as few strokes as possible for a length?
Forum: Links and References 01-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 5,426
Posted By elk-tamer
Yes, that's right.

Yes, that's right.
Forum: Links and References 01-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 5,426
Posted By elk-tamer
Westy, You're welcome. I can't check the link...

Westy,

You're welcome. I can't check the link while I'm at work, but that should be all you need.

Anyone clicking on the link should see the video.
Forum: Links and References 01-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 5,426
Posted By elk-tamer
Can you post the URL you see in your browser when...

Can you post the URL you see in your browser when you see the video in youtube?

It will start with:
www.youtube.com/watch
Forum: Freestyle 01-19-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,902
Posted By elk-tamer
That happens to me now and then, sometimes from...

That happens to me now and then, sometimes from trying a new exercise and having the joy of delayed onset muscle soreness, and sometimes just from being exhausted after doing a good workout. My...
Forum: Freestyle 01-07-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 4,525
Posted By elk-tamer
Adrienne your posts are great to read. It's going...

Adrienne your posts are great to read. It's going to be fun reading about your progress.
I found that low SPL for me comes from two things. 1) Finding a good glide posture using Superman and...
Forum: Freestyle 01-06-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,845
Posted By elk-tamer
I have the same issue. I'm actually at the point...

I have the same issue. I'm actually at the point where I can swim "endlessly" while breathing on my left, but it feels like throwing a ball with my left hand. I think I've been swimming completely...
Forum: Freestyle 01-05-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 15,431
Posted By elk-tamer
I read this thread yesterday before I swam....

I read this thread yesterday before I swam. Although I spent most of my time trying to make sure I was breathing without flexing my neck and keeping one eye below the surface, I tried for a few ...
Forum: Freestyle 12-30-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,141
Posted By elk-tamer
That sounds like a recipe for ingraining...

That sounds like a recipe for ingraining crossover into one's freestyle.
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 12-30-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 11,023
Posted By elk-tamer
I must not be doing it right then, my shoulders...

I must not be doing it right then, my shoulders have definitely gotten bigger in the last six months.
Have you tried using fins to get the timing right? I had a hard time learning the dolphin but...
Forum: Freestyle 12-30-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,457
Posted By elk-tamer
I think about that a lot too. I'd say that a...

I think about that a lot too. I'd say that a stroke per length(SPL) count of 20 is reasonable. (I swam beside a kid today that had an SPL of about 23 and he was doing every 50m in under 40s.) So a...
Forum: Links and References 12-30-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,426
Posted By elk-tamer
Once you have your video uploaded, you can just...

Once you have your video uploaded, you can just click on the "share" link below it. It will show something like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rddHPTCt_8U
then you just post that text here.
Forum: Links and References 12-30-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,426
Posted By elk-tamer
I think you're close then. Have you registered an...

I think you're close then. Have you registered an account on http://youtube.com ?
Once you've registered, Youtube has an "Upload" button which should guide you.
Basically you just need to click that...
Forum: Links and References 12-29-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,426
Posted By elk-tamer
I assume you mean "upload". Download would be to...

I assume you mean "upload". Download would be to save something to your computer, upload would be to send something from your computer.

Is that correct? And if so do you already have a file you can...
Forum: Freestyle 12-28-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,288
Posted By elk-tamer
I don't believe all that stuff about not pulling...

I don't believe all that stuff about not pulling until your spearing hand enters the water. I think that's more of a conceptual focus than something that bears out on video. Ideally the pull would be...
Forum: Links and References 12-26-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,276
Posted By elk-tamer
I hope that means you have a picture of Walter...

I hope that means you have a picture of Walter Sobchak up on your wall. If Zen In the Art of Archery applies to swimming, and swimming applies to bowling, then surely "Zen" applies directly to...
Forum: Freestyle 12-24-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,625
Posted By elk-tamer
Thorpe has freaky big feet and a very flexible...

Thorpe has freaky big feet and a very flexible back though. Did you actually find that lifting your head improved your times?
Forum: Freestyle 12-24-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 5,366
Posted By elk-tamer
It makes me think of the "propulsion" you get...

It makes me think of the "propulsion" you get from your arms when running. I used to run with someone that spent a lot of time making sure he felt the tendon in each shoulder work with every stride....
Forum: Freestyle 12-16-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 14,580
Posted By elk-tamer
You are in my head atreides. In particular, I'm...

You are in my head atreides. In particular, I'm wondering if I've mistaken how to do the arm drive. I've been trying to focus on letting the arm drive and rotation carry the work of the pull, but it...
Forum: Freestyle 12-14-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 14,580
Posted By elk-tamer
Since you've moved this to the rank and file...

Since you've moved this to the rank and file forum I'll assume our usual uninformed thoughts are welcome:
One reason for more rotation that I can think of is to compensate for reduced flexibility....
Forum: Freestyle 12-11-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,119
Posted By elk-tamer
The only time I'm ever had elbow pain from...

The only time I'm ever had elbow pain from swimming is when masters class had us do an excessive amount of sculling. Are you rotating your wrist much while you swim? Are you only swimming freestyle?
Forum: Freestyle 12-09-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,368
Posted By elk-tamer
I have this problem too. With me it's a balance...

I have this problem too. With me it's a balance issue. I made improvements by doing the skating drill, and paying attention to whether my head was relaxed into the water while I took breaths. A tiny...
Forum: Freestyle 12-09-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 4,414
Posted By elk-tamer
I read this post, watched lesson 4 a couple of...

I read this post, watched lesson 4 a couple of times, then went and had by far my best swim ever. After drilling, I was doing a 25m length in less than 15 strokes. I'm definitely going to find a way...
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