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Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-01-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 7,875
Posted By woody-som
the way we teach thoracic breathing is to stand...

the way we teach thoracic breathing is to stand up straight, and engage the core, naval to spine and held held high, also lift the pelvic floor (imagine trying to stop yourself peeing), then place...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 02-27-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 7,875
Posted By woody-som
as a runner and cyclist who learnt to swim I tend...

as a runner and cyclist who learnt to swim I tend to breath with my chest, I need to hold my stomach to maintain that steamline position in the water, and also comes a bit easier as a pilates expert...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 10-12-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,606
Posted By woody-som
This is the no.1 cause for problems. I developed...

This is the no.1 cause for problems. I developed asthma as a result of a hot pool with combined chlorine level of 2.5 ppm when I checked. Turning the water temperature down is probably the easiest...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-06-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,111
Posted By woody-som
I did my first ever open water swim last month in...

I did my first ever open water swim last month in the sea for charity. Never swam outside of a pool before, and a mile wasn't a problem, it was that if I wanted or actually had to stop (im...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 08-12-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 10,492
Posted By woody-som
I recently enquired about swimming in the...

I recently enquired about swimming in the reservoir near me, and was told that it has a blue/green algae in it that is poisonous, don't know if its true, but the reply came from the people who manage...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-10-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 7,362
Posted By woody-som
well done, I did my first open water swim this...

well done, I did my first open water swim this weekend. After learning to swim and dealing with being diagnosed with severe asthma over the last 3 years, i finally got into the open, raised a few...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 05-28-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 10,492
Posted By woody-som
I use to push myself way to hard, and after about...

I use to push myself way to hard, and after about 50-100m would be totallyg asthma though, I've had to slow down, and that has been the only positive I can find, it has allowed me to swim better for...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 05-28-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 10,492
Posted By woody-som
well it depends on how well the pool is managed. ...

well it depends on how well the pool is managed. I went for a swim just once in a hot, over chlorinated pool, and 12months on still have problems, was diagnosed with asthma, which was non-existent...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 05-15-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 35,172
Posted By woody-som
I did have the environmental health department...

I did have the environmental health department visit the pool, but somehow the records were different when they visited to the ones I had seen, and showed no problem. I wasn't the only one with...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 05-14-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 35,172
Posted By woody-som
shuumai, my asthma is permanent, but was caused...

shuumai, my asthma is permanent, but was caused by me swimming in different pool just once, one that I was due to do a triathlon in a month later. I never took part in that or anything since. swim,...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 05-13-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 35,172
Posted By woody-som
as someone who was diagnosed with asthma last...

as someone who was diagnosed with asthma last year I know what its like on both sides. I find I have to swim a lot slower, or I will quickly run out of puff, even if I use the ventolin before. All...
Forum: Freestyle 02-20-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 9,461
Posted By woody-som
technique for me, finding the perfect catch and...

technique for me, finding the perfect catch and streamline has to come way infront of strength. Mr phelps was reported to have one of the weakest bodies regarding muscles, but see how many golds he...
Forum: Freestyle 01-10-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 14,315
Posted By woody-som
I've had a sport count for around 6 months now,...

I've had a sport count for around 6 months now, and use it twice a week. great device and works perfectly, OK I don't flip turn very often, but even when I do, I just press the button after the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-03-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 14,315
Posted By woody-som
since buying a sportscount in the summer, I now...

since buying a sportscount in the summer, I now find I actually swim further than I thought. I could never keep track of the laps, and concentrate on my stroke, best thing I've bought for the money.
Forum: Freestyle 12-08-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3,016
Posted By woody-som
is that with a tumble turn or open? I find...

is that with a tumble turn or open? I find tumble turns require more energy and struggle regain form after, so stick to using open turns, no slower, and means I keep form and relaxed.
Forum: Discuss Terry's Blog Posts 11-09-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 8,974
Posted By woody-som
wasn't sure about this new site to start with,...

wasn't sure about this new site to start with, but am finally beginning to figure out how to navigate and find new messages. This site is not as intuitive as the old one, but it's like swimming,...
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