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Forum: Freestyle 05-03-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 8,229
Posted By Syzygy
^^ wouldn't the soreness go away after a period...

^^ wouldn't the soreness go away after a period of time as the body adjusts to the stress? Is this a bad thing? I find that my ability to glide goes up significantly if my muscles are taut from tip...
Forum: Freestyle 05-03-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 28,683
Posted By Syzygy
It would be good to get opinions on this from...

It would be good to get opinions on this from some of the coaches (both seem really solid and a matter of personal style to me). In the meantime, I certainly enjoyed the post from a viewer:

"please...
Forum: Discuss Terry's Blog Posts 05-02-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 5,265
Posted By Syzygy
You, sir, are a genius. Thanks for the shortcut!

You, sir, are a genius. Thanks for the shortcut!
Forum: Freestyle 05-02-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 8,229
Posted By Syzygy
I'm no expert on EVF or anything else related to...

I'm no expert on EVF or anything else related to swimming (but I'll chime in anyway). His arm motion is a good example of EVF (I can't do it either) where he is using the whole surface area of his...
Forum: Discuss Terry's Blog Posts 05-02-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 5,265
Posted By Syzygy
This is a very standard and familiar BB...

This is a very standard and familiar BB interface. I agree with you about the header. It takes up too much space. Be great if it could be reduced.
Forum: Freestyle 05-01-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 28,683
Posted By Syzygy
When we say bottom leg, it may be better for you...

When we say bottom leg, it may be better for you to think about the leg attached to the hip that is "lower" in the water and not about which foot is higher or lower. The point being that the bottom...
Forum: Freestyle 05-01-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 28,683
Posted By Syzygy
Take a look at the video of Shinji...

Take a look at the video of Shinji swimming:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJpFVvho0o4

About 50 secs in you will see the underwater video and you will note that only the bottom leg kicks (the one...
Forum: Freestyle 04-30-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 28,683
Posted By Syzygy
This was my experience. It seems to be more...

This was my experience. It seems to be more natural to kick with the top leg (or both legs in a scissors type kick) and it takes effort to make the change.
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 04-30-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 9,315
Posted By Syzygy
This is a very helpful description, especially...

This is a very helpful description, especially the additional head turn. I say this because it seemed to me that a head turn was required or one would end up on his side and still have half his mouth...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 04-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 6,170
Posted By Syzygy
I agree wholeheartedly. It is much better to...

I agree wholeheartedly. It is much better to attend the workshop and then use the DVD for reinforcement. The workshop is the best IMHO because you spend an inordinate amount of time in the pool with...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 04-28-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 9,315
Posted By Syzygy
I got it. I'll try shifting my breathing focus to...

I got it. I'll try shifting my breathing focus to the mouth and chin and forget about the eyes and see what happens. I'm ever so close to a decent breathing stroke but it is really hard.

Thanks for...
Forum: Freestyle 04-28-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4,993
Posted By Syzygy
Hi Dave, I was one of those poor souls in your...

Hi Dave, I was one of those poor souls in your class who was constantly looking up and this particular explanation clicked for me. Heisenberg is one of your teaching points that has stuck with me as...
Forum: Freestyle 04-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4,993
Posted By Syzygy
At the risk of taking this thread in the wrong...

At the risk of taking this thread in the wrong direction...the uncertainty theory does suggest that by attempting to determine the location of a particle exactly, one must alter its location (because...
Forum: Freestyle 04-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4,993
Posted By Syzygy
Heisenberg Uncertainty Theory and Swimming

From my TI experience:

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Theory states that the more precisely the position of a particle is determined, the less precisely the momentum is known in this instant, and vice...
Forum: Freestyle 04-27-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 28,683
Posted By Syzygy
Sure, here goes...the underwater footage comes 50...

Sure, here goes...the underwater footage comes 50 seconds into the video. Turn down your speakers because the music is a bit cheesy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJpFVvho0o4
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 04-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 9,315
Posted By Syzygy
Yes, that is what I am thinking of because when I...

Yes, that is what I am thinking of because when I look 90 degrees to the side pool it is hard to find air, but if I look back 45 degrees it seems easier.
Forum: Racing 04-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 8,021
Posted By Syzygy
That is a substantial decrease in time and I...

That is a substantial decrease in time and I suppose why all the world records fell at the summer olympics.

I have no experience with these suits but I would only offer up that my experience with...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 04-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 9,315
Posted By Syzygy
Looking back as you breathe

When breathing is it advisable to look back slightly as opposed to straight to the side to catch a bigger air pocket or to get free of any splash? This would necessitate a slight tilt of the forehead...
Forum: Freestyle 04-27-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 28,683
Posted By Syzygy
Naj, I think you are correct that there is no set...

Naj, I think you are correct that there is no set standard. We all have to find our own way and experiment. In my case, I never had a flutter kick and the two beat kick made intuitive sense -- except...
Forum: Freestyle 04-26-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 8,040
Posted By Syzygy
Without taking the focus off the OP's issues....I...

Without taking the focus off the OP's issues....I have a question about breathing:

Terry, I have found that if I am on axis when I rotate up to breathe, I spin easily. If I am out of balance, my...
Forum: Freestyle 04-26-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,017
Posted By Syzygy
No oceans in sight, just 13,000 lakes. Feel...

No oceans in sight, just 13,000 lakes.





Feel free to move it. I put it where the action seemed to be (plus I originally thought it to be a freestyle question, but now see that it was broader than...
Forum: Freestyle 04-26-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,017
Posted By Syzygy
Thanks for the detail. I'll pursue it and report...

Thanks for the detail. I'll pursue it and report back. I'll also look up the endurance swimming thread -- I hadn't seen it. Feel free to move this thread if you feel it belongs elsewhere.

Sam


(S...
Forum: Freestyle 04-25-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 8,040
Posted By Syzygy
This may not apply to you, but I find that if I...

This may not apply to you, but I find that if I feel a stretch through my stomach mid-section as well as my arm, I tend to have better balance and glide much further. Also, when I started trying to...
Forum: Freestyle 04-25-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,017
Posted By Syzygy
Next Step Help

Ok, so I went to a TI class two months ago having had little to no prior swimming experience (and thus few bad habits). I have been working the drills and have resisted the urge to start swimming...
Forum: Freestyle 04-15-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 8,861
Posted By Syzygy
Clark, I am new here but am interested in...

Clark, I am new here but am interested in understanding the points in this thread. I sent a request to become a friend so I can see your videos. I hope you accept. Thx. Sam
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