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Forum: Freestyle 02-23-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6,236
Posted By CoachPaulB
Dont worry be happy

Seriously....is this some kind of ruse to illicit acerbic and sarcastic responses.

Sorry???????
Forum: Freestyle 11-30-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,076
Posted By CoachPaulB
In looking for the sweet spot for head position I...

In looking for the sweet spot for head position I have also made my lower abdomen a sort of focal point. By that I mean, like in so many sports and motion endeavors, I "firm" up my abdominal core...
Forum: Links and References 08-30-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 6,278
Posted By CoachPaulB
Chi Running

Hello Andy,
I can't say enough about Chi running. Ive turned so many of my students on to it and they are all giving me positive feedback. I train beginner and intermediate triathletes.
Like TI, Chi...
Forum: Freestyle 08-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,215
Posted By CoachPaulB
The Glove

So from establishing the proper hand placement in skate position we are essentially setting the X Y coordinates for the hands for WS. This is where our hand should be when it initiates the catch....
Forum: Freestyle 08-28-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 36,284
Posted By CoachPaulB
Energy transfer

Brad,
The pulse that we sense when WS is done in sync is a wonderful feeling. It can be illusive though, especially when we are concentrating on so many different "bits" of info. Rubbing you belly...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-28-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,570
Posted By CoachPaulB
Assimilate to the environment

Brad,

If you can't train in OW then the next best thing is to get in the OW whenever possible. Train in the pool but get out in the OW when ever you can. Ive seen too many excellent swimmers...
Forum: Freestyle 08-28-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,215
Posted By CoachPaulB
Spear

Ged,
All good comments about your stroke and you do look comfortable and relaxed. I would only add that the reason for your head bobbing is because for a brief moment in the placement of your hands...
Forum: Links and References 06-02-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 4,775
Posted By CoachPaulB
1st OW swim with 910xt

Can anyone tell me if they've used the distance alarm or the time alarm during an open water swim? I am curious to know if the vibration feature can be felt during the stroke?
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 05-20-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,200
Posted By CoachPaulB
Open water breathing

I like to push off my lead hand just prior to initiating my recovery hand and slightly lift my head to eye level (only googles out of water). Ive finished exhaling and then I rotate to the recovery...
Forum: Freestyle 04-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 33,138
Posted By CoachPaulB
How to stop bent knee kicking

So I have a student who for some reason bends her knee during kicking. I have tried putting her on a kick board, done underwater video, vertical treading water with hands/wrists raised and had her...
Forum: Freestyle 04-20-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 10,354
Posted By CoachPaulB
Refinement

What I see is a very nicely composed stroke. As someone mentioned, the curvature in the lower back could be reduced thereby straightening the spine. A very subtle tuck in the sacrum can help in this...
Forum: Freestyle 04-04-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,090
Posted By CoachPaulB
If you do nothing else but coordinate your two...

If you do nothing else but coordinate your two beat kick you will have gone a long way at correcting the the balance issues.
You are kicking your right leg when you are spearing your right arm. This...
Forum: Freestyle 03-26-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,767
Posted By CoachPaulB
altering your practice routine

I typically train for a goal or and event. I give myself plenty of latitude, like you did, to alter my routine the farther away the event is. As I get closer to the event, I try to increase my...
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,045
Posted By CoachPaulB
Rocking chair

My experience, as I stated in an earlier comment yesterday is that rotation is not necessarily a by-product of proper hand placement and kick timing but is ultimately intuitively adjusted with...
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,045
Posted By CoachPaulB
Hand Placement

So I'm interested in what is optimal rotation as well. I know it when I feel it. As someone has posted already, there is a theoretic explanation of what it should be. The feel that I get when Im in...
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,933
Posted By CoachPaulB
Patient hands

One of the fundamental concepts that TI teaches us is the importance of fore/aft balance. The recovery arm and hand need to be forward of the head while maintaining the spear/skate position. This in...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-05-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 13,735
Posted By CoachPaulB
200y tt sets

So I followed Terry's algorithm today. Kept 17 SPL and after steadily decreasing TT from 1:25 to 1:10 over four sets I found my sweet spot. Or in other words the cadence that I felt would be my base...
Forum: Freestyle 02-02-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,822
Posted By CoachPaulB
Slow it down

I've never had this problem. My inhalation is swift and clean. Of course I may catch an incidental amount of water but over a mile in a relatively calm pool i may not inhale any water at all. I swim...
Forum: Discuss Terry's Blog Posts 02-01-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 5,287
Posted By CoachPaulB
Webinar Topic

Last night I gave a general TI information workshop at the local bike shop. It was free and attended by Triathletes and wanna-be swimmers and Triathletes.It was titled "Swim Smarter and make every...
Forum: Freestyle 01-17-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By CoachPaulB
TT

When I know that there is no one else in my lane or around the immediate area and I am trying to get in the groove with my tempo trainer I will close my eyes for a few strokes. Something happens...I...
Forum: Freestyle 01-10-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 5,490
Posted By CoachPaulB
Thanks CoachJohnB. I will definitely purchase a...

Thanks CoachJohnB. I will definitely purchase a book. And thanks to the others for your comments.
Forum: Freestyle 01-07-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 5,490
Posted By CoachPaulB
So having done a little research since my last...

So having done a little research since my last post it seems that 15ft is the set distance the flags are supposed to be from the wall. This is applicable in a 25 yd pool. I'm not sure why it would be...
Forum: Freestyle 01-06-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 5,490
Posted By CoachPaulB
Backstroke Flags

I understand that backstroke flags are a set distance from the walls. I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of an injury related to the flags not properly distanced from the wall.
I am required...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 11-05-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,947
Posted By CoachPaulB
Make friends with a kayaker. Thats what i did and...

Make friends with a kayaker. Thats what i did and then I bought them lunch after they escorted me on my three mile swim in the Port Tobacco river in Charles County MD.
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-12-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 8,138
Posted By CoachPaulB
Head position

So I'd check my head position first. Swimming in salt water I can get away with more of a forward facing position ( not that I want to ) but the bouncy allows for it by keeping the hips higher. Try...
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