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Forum: Freestyle 11-03-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 13,985
Posted By eganov
My answer to your original question is either...

My answer to your original question is either first or second view is valid. You claimed that if you subscribe to the first view (I do), you weren't asking enough of your practice. I disagree.

I...
Forum: Freestyle 11-03-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 13,985
Posted By eganov
My goodness! Linear systems, something about the...

My goodness! Linear systems, something about the function of a kettle, synergy, incrementalism, exponentialism and abstuse (I had to look that one up although it sounded like a combination of...
Forum: Freestyle 10-31-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 13,985
Posted By eganov
My goal is to enjoy swimming first and get better...

My goal is to enjoy swimming first and get better at it along the way. Focusing on the getting better part first puts too much pressure on me at this stage in my life.
Forum: Freestyle 10-31-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6,841
Posted By eganov
I didn't "get it" either, primarily because I...

I didn't "get it" either, primarily because I couldn't do it - which is precisely the reason I knew I had to do it. When you think of it it's all really a mental thing. Injuries aside, your bodies...
Forum: Freestyle 09-13-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,057
Posted By eganov
Oh, that's the scientific stuff. I have mental...

Oh, that's the scientific stuff. I have mental issues. I find deep water easier to swim in than shallow. I also find it tougher to move through salt water chlorinated pools than chemically...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,503
Posted By eganov
I have a confession - "My name is Gary and I...

I have a confession -

"My name is Gary and I Love to Swim! I love the exercise, the feel of gliding through the water, the rhythm of breathing, the weightlessness. I love the the beauty and grace...
Forum: Freestyle 07-19-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 15,697
Posted By eganov
Sit in a chair and put you right palm on the top...

Sit in a chair and put you right palm on the top of your knee a tad to the right of the kneecap. Put your left palm on your right shoulder and push your right palm back against your knee. Your left...
Forum: Freestyle 07-03-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,158
Posted By eganov
That will work for a while because it's new. ...

That will work for a while because it's new. Eventually though you will have the same barrier whether its laps or strokes. Try getting a lap counting watch (swimmate or Finis) and you can get your...
Forum: Freestyle 06-29-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 11,472
Posted By eganov
I'm going to disagree with the opinion that...

I'm going to disagree with the opinion that learning TI is a long process with many subtlties. 90% is no different than swimming techniques that have been around for many years. Yes, it is packaged...
Forum: Freestyle 06-17-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,733
Posted By eganov
Depends on your goals for any activity. Some...

Depends on your goals for any activity. Some swim for general fitness, some competition, some for fun, some as a workout, some to get back in shape, some for lifelong activity, etc. TI can be used...
Forum: Freestyle 06-02-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 77,982
Posted By eganov
I think they're "all of the above". 25's are not...

I think they're "all of the above". 25's are not uncommon as a community resource. 50's are less affordable - I don't know of any in my area. The 50's are probably in larger communities or...
Forum: Freestyle 06-02-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 77,982
Posted By eganov
Rather than all of us trying to come to some...

Rather than all of us trying to come to some conclusion based on a textual description of your swimming, can you post a video from your TI sessions? It's hard for me to believe that you've taken...
Forum: Freestyle 05-19-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,497
Posted By eganov
A lot of advice on forums doesn't take into...

A lot of advice on forums doesn't take into account the specifics of the people we are talking to. The rule of thumb is to kick with a straight leg using pointed toes and you'll get propulsion. ...
Forum: Freestyle 05-18-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,497
Posted By eganov
Just sit in your chair and point your foot/toe. ...

Just sit in your chair and point your foot/toe. It shouldn't take much effort to do that. The point (no pun intended) is to keep your foot from being perpendicular to your shin. Anything other...
Forum: Freestyle 05-18-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,497
Posted By eganov
FWIW - Keep them toes pointed!

We all know about the importance of keeping the legs relatively straight and pointing the toes during the kick. But with the implementation of a 2-beat kicks there's plenty of time when the leg is...
Forum: Freestyle 05-11-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 7,129
Posted By eganov
I'm the one who has been wearing contacts with...

I'm the one who has been wearing contacts with goggles for years and there is no reason not to. The optician warnings against contacts and swimming are sound but they apply to swimming w/o goggles...
Forum: Freestyle 05-11-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 77,982
Posted By eganov
I wouldn't necessarilly agree. Innate physiology...

I wouldn't necessarilly agree. Innate physiology or not, you've been regularly practicing with a swimming coach for over a year and participating in other athletic activities. Chances are that you...
Forum: Freestyle 05-11-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 77,982
Posted By eganov
What is strange to me in all this discussion is...

What is strange to me in all this discussion is that there are quite a few people who have been regularly swimming or excercising for a long time yet complain about being out of breath after 50yds of...
Forum: Freestyle 05-09-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 77,982
Posted By eganov
Sometimes I get paired up with a guy who...

Sometimes I get paired up with a guy who windmills his arms straight out his sides (BTW, he's a good swimmer just a less than ideal lane partner). Another guy (former collegiate swimmer) is as big...
Forum: Freestyle 05-09-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 77,982
Posted By eganov
After a year of TI-lead instruction and regular...

After a year of TI-lead instruction and regular practice you're having a problem completing 50 yards in 60 seconds? To be totally honest (respectful, I hope) something is wrong - at a very basic...
Forum: Freestyle 05-09-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 77,982
Posted By eganov
Let's face it, swimming is excercise. Breathing...

Let's face it, swimming is excercise. Breathing hard is just part of excercise. The key is to be able to get to a point that you get into a swimming groove where your breathing hard yet not falling...
Forum: Freestyle 05-04-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,503
Posted By eganov
Where was the allergic reaction? Goggles cover...

Where was the allergic reaction? Goggles cover the eyes. Noseclip can take care of nose.
While drilling I've TI'd a bit with a snorkel but you really have to concentrate on keeping your head...
Forum: Freestyle 05-04-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 77,982
Posted By eganov
I should add that with fitness swimming don't get...

I should add that with fitness swimming don't get too hung up on having the kick provide much propulsion. Even with high performance swimmers I've read it doesn't provide much more than 10% of your...
Forum: Freestyle 05-04-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 77,982
Posted By eganov
Let me just take a stab at the kicking isue. ...

Let me just take a stab at the kicking isue. First, you have to be careful about the resources you use (and who their target audience is) for improving your swimming. A lot of information is...
Forum: Freestyle 03-16-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 26,410
Posted By eganov
In order to move in one direction you must apply...

In order to move in one direction you must apply a force in the opposite direction, otherwise we’d be developing free energy and could solve the world’s energy problems.

It is correct that a bullet...
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