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Forum: Freestyle 01-05-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 9,524
Posted By drmike
Werner For me, the point is an enhanced...

Werner

For me, the point is an enhanced kinesthetic perception—AFTER REMOVING the hip blades. Because this effect occurs after just a couple laps of swimming with blades on, increases in muscle...
Forum: Freestyle 01-03-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 9,524
Posted By drmike
Hip Fins

I get your point, but were you to actually don hip paddles the feeling would be one of extra resistance rather than extra power. Dolphins seem to 'enjoy' using their paddles, but they have an...
Forum: Links and References 08-30-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 9,757
Posted By drmike
ii) By these criteria probably mid-pack (5 - 6),...

ii) By these criteria probably mid-pack (5 - 6), but I don’t fit neatly any bin.

i) This is me to a “T” --> “Feel more at home in the water than anywhere else, and swimming feels better and is more...
Forum: Freestyle 10-12-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 18,978
Posted By drmike
The Little Prince is a wonderful book and...

The Little Prince is a wonderful book and St-Exupery a great writer. But St Exupery died years before JMDK was born.

Mike M.
Forum: Freestyle 10-01-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 15,153
Posted By drmike
Slim Fins

Slim Fins made by Force Fin, a company in Santa Barbara --> http://www.forcefin.com/category/50.html

Longer and better all-the-way around than Zoomers. Churchill fins are nice for body surfing b/c...
Forum: Olympics 07-31-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 13,316
Posted By drmike
In that 200 FS race I was struck immediately by...

In that 200 FS race I was struck immediately by Muffat's 'patient lead hand', certainly in comparison with Franklin's stroke. It was so obvious and called to mind what Dave C. once had said about...
Forum: Freestyle 05-18-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 13,819
Posted By drmike
This question was discussed in a thread last year...

This question was discussed in a thread last year re: Ian Thorpe, from which I've excerpted a couple quotes below. The bottom line is that, in the case of the Thorpedo, T.L. attributes it to light...
Forum: Freestyle 05-11-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,915
Posted By drmike
forward hip motion

About 1:30 into this movie --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a1d7-ASHWU
Forum: Freestyle 04-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 34,517
Posted By drmike
Among other things, e.g., pointing the toes...

Among other things, e.g., pointing the toes behind you, a dry land exercise helped me learn to kick from the hip: Rest the torso on a bed, hold the legs over the edge, and kick, from the hip of...
Forum: Freestyle 04-20-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 11,465
Posted By drmike
Recovery

As pointed out, entries are much narrower on the L than on the R side.

This seems coupled to asymmetric recoveries: Not always but often the L upper arm is nearly vertical in mid-recovery, unlike...
Forum: Links and References 04-17-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,439
Posted By drmike
I read that article and had a similar thought. We...

I read that article and had a similar thought. We met M. Rose when he came to one our swimming workouts in high school, not long after he’d quit competing. My most clear memory is of him suggesting...
Forum: Freestyle 03-14-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 9,236
Posted By drmike
Borate, Thanks for responding to my question....

Borate,

Thanks for responding to my question. Does your handle reflect work with boron-containing compounds, desert mines ...?

My point about the S-shaped trajectory was that Ito's analysis...
Forum: Freestyle 03-13-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 9,236
Posted By drmike
Serpentine Pull

Re several comments in this thread on the S-shaped pull, which I've tried to rid myself of for some time w/o smashing success: Some years ago Leslie Thomas gave me the Science blurb linked below,...
Forum: Freestyle 02-20-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 26,834
Posted By drmike
lumbar twist

My sentiments exactly. I’d been wondering if Shinji ever has back pain during/after a swim. The hip drive I learned from TI eases my lumbar and leg pain during a swim—not enough to rule out a third...
Forum: Freestyle 02-10-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,897
Posted By drmike
kick

Andy,

"...my leg timing is ok but the action is a mess and probably not helping ..."

You have a nice glide but you'd get more propulsion and create less disturbance by kicking from hip. From side...
Forum: Freestyle 01-11-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,789
Posted By drmike
One doesn't argue with success (times), but to me...

One doesn't argue with success (times), but to me it seems that guy's stroke would require iron-strong, non-fatigable shoulders. Doesn't most of his rotation occur well after the pull is complete,...
Forum: Links and References 12-20-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 11,857
Posted By drmike
TI customer base

Terry - On 25 Feb Suzanne posted a poll on shoulder pain and swimming, and of the 69% of respondents (52?) who confirmed shoulder trouble, several said TI had helped reduce pain. It might be useful...
Forum: Links and References 12-09-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 13,751
Posted By drmike
Economical kicking

I think her 2BK was beautiful. Leaving and often approaching the wall her kick shifted to > 2 beats per cycle but beyond the walls she had great rhythm and kinetic linking from hips to toes - shown...
Forum: Links and References 04-04-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,420
Posted By drmike
I agree with Alan on both counts - maybe a link...

I agree with Alan on both counts - maybe a link under "About TI"?
Forum: Freestyle 03-28-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 8,006
Posted By drmike
Mark, Do you mind telling me the types of...

Mark,

Do you mind telling me the types of surgery you had? I'm mulling over operation on at least one shoulder to tighten lax ligaments, cut out bursa, thin the head of acromion and shave the ends...
Forum: Freestyle 03-24-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 12,112
Posted By drmike
follow-up

Dr. Scott Rodeo gave me some “handouts” on shoulder pain in swimming last week, taken from findings of the Sports Medicine Task Force on Swimmer’s Shoulder. The following excerpt is relevant to this...
Forum: Freestyle 02-26-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 12,112
Posted By drmike
Intense bilateral shoulder pain forced me to quit...

Intense bilateral shoulder pain forced me to quit competitive swimming part-way through high school. It was diagnosed as bursitis, but hydrocortisone injections did not help. Lifting the arms to...
Forum: Freestyle 02-23-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 12,586
Posted By drmike
RadSwim and Suzanne - Thanks much for this info...

RadSwim and Suzanne - Thanks much for this info on shoulder - scapula interaction while swimming!

Richard - I find the Alexander Technique very helpful, esp for my lumbar spine, and I use it daily;...
Forum: Freestyle 02-21-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,586
Posted By drmike
Thorpedo Hands

In a recent “forearm flop” post , Janos referenced a movie of Ian Thorpe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv_sDYHYzFw&feature=youtu.be) to illustrate that Thorpe sculls prior to his catch—in order to...
Forum: Freestyle 02-10-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 10,746
Posted By drmike
Shinji & Terry, It seems that during arm...

Shinji & Terry,

It seems that during arm extension underwater, Shinji’s hands rotate outwards at the wrist, away from the body axis by ~ 45 degrees; i.e., if a nail were driven between radius and...
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