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Forum: Freestyle 05-08-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,042
Posted By gdmv77
This can and does happen to animals in the heat,...

This can and does happen to animals in the heat, as their instinct to drink overwhelms them and eventually they kill themselves by having too much water. Happens to horses quite a bit...
Forum: Freestyle 05-08-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,704
Posted By gdmv77
Unfortunately when spammers get a hold of a...

Unfortunately when spammers get a hold of a forum, they really get a hold of it. I talked to Keith about some improvements to make currently to help with the spam, and I know they have some things...
Forum: Freestyle 04-27-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,457
Posted By gdmv77
Your assumption here is that one is flailing and...

Your assumption here is that one is flailing and not enjoying oneself. In fact I'm not doing either, but I do believe enjoyment is a key component. For me, it is not only about grace and control, but...
Forum: Freestyle 04-27-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,457
Posted By gdmv77
I'm referring to when the lead arm and body are...

I'm referring to when the lead arm and body are fully extended, the lead arm stays in that extended position waiting for the time interval until it moves. (I'll be honest, I've never paused my hand...
Forum: Freestyle 04-26-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,457
Posted By gdmv77
Removing the glide and/or pause

Today I decided that I'd remove the "gliding type pause" from the freestyle stroke. The result was one more stroke, and 2-4 seconds off my 25yd times. I repeated this 10 times to be sure and the...
Forum: Freestyle 04-17-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,338
Posted By gdmv77
Article: Well put and I like all the ideas...

Article: Well put and I like all the ideas presented.

Charles in fact it is not, nor is it suggested to do at all times. But without some sort of efficiency check, there is no way to tell if...
Forum: Links and References 04-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,814
Posted By gdmv77
I could see this to an extent, since the normal...

I could see this to an extent, since the normal ground-reactive force is gone and someone is lengthened, gravity is pulling downward horizontally on the spine and on joints versus vertically....
Forum: Links and References 04-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,814
Posted By gdmv77
Random Thoughts on Posture and Swimming

I came across this article during my lunch break, Conditioning Corner: Developmental Dryland Training (http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1545) on the USA Swimming website, where...
Forum: Butterfly 04-17-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 2,578
Posted By gdmv77
SA Combo - Finally flying with ease!

Yesterday I did 15 min of SA combo (2 strokes breast + 2 butterfly, much to the enjoyment of the parents who were there for their kid's swimming lessons) and I have to say this combo has taught me so...
Forum: Freestyle 04-16-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,013
Posted By gdmv77
You won't get an argument from me here. You are...

You won't get an argument from me here. You are discussing techniques versus procedures. I wouldn't call anyone using TI techniques a "classic" swimmer.

Shinji's technique still falls in line with...
Forum: Freestyle 04-16-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,013
Posted By gdmv77
I don't swim in classic TI style, I swim my style...

I don't swim in classic TI style, I swim my style using TI techniques. ;)

I'm a 12-14 SPL person myself and it feels great, almost effortless. I've seen the Shinji videos and they have helped me as...
Forum: Freestyle 04-16-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,708
Posted By gdmv77
As a previous VB admin, there are additions that...

As a previous VB admin, there are additions that largely remove all spam problems as bx mentioned, to included linking to large "anti-spam" lists of IP addresses that are automatically banned. Human...
Forum: Freestyle 04-16-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,013
Posted By gdmv77
Without "milking" what is your normal SPL? Long...

Without "milking" what is your normal SPL?

Long axis is yes, splitting your body left and right and going about a point through that axis.

This pdf on planes of motion...
Forum: Freestyle 04-16-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,300
Posted By gdmv77
One of the keys I found for me was to really...

One of the keys I found for me was to really resist the urge to move from one stroke drill to the next until I had the current drill down to habit. Moving forward too quickly is just as bad as not...
Forum: Freestyle 04-16-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,300
Posted By gdmv77
Funny you should post this, after practicing fly...

Funny you should post this, after practicing fly until I could do 25yd solidly, I noticed I lost 2 strokes on my freestyle during my 2BK because the "flick" of my single foot was more purposeful in...
Forum: Breaststroke 04-15-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 7,430
Posted By gdmv77
You guys are hitting the mark. Fly and die are...

You guys are hitting the mark. Fly and die are the terms usually used for racing where a person goes as fast as they can for as long as they can, and they holds on for the end. These people usually...
Forum: Freestyle 04-15-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5,198
Posted By gdmv77
As CoachSuzanne stated, there are assumptions...

As CoachSuzanne stated, there are assumptions here, and this relates to coaching/teaching in general.

For someone new to something, coaching is directive in nature (e.g. how to do the task)....
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 04-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 27,486
Posted By gdmv77
Let us be honest - you tore your calf muscle...

Let us be honest - you tore your calf muscle because the musculature and supporting ligaments and tendons got overloaded - not because of an incorrect swimming technique.

The one issue with swimming...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 04-15-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 2,983
Posted By gdmv77
Happy to report I've finally nailed down 25yds of...

Happy to report I've finally nailed down 25yds of butterfly. I've had a few "ah-ha!" moments where I've actually felt like flying through the water. I think my knee-flexion angle is too much. More...
Forum: Links and References 04-03-2013
Replies: 2
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Views: 2,548
Posted By gdmv77
Good article. As a Zen practitioner I find many...

Good article. As a Zen practitioner I find many similarities with Zen training and TI training.
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 04-02-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 5,152
Posted By gdmv77
It really depends on the word "excessive."...

It really depends on the word "excessive." Excessive training for anything by anyone can result in the body being unable to repair and remodel to keep up with the demands tearing it down or using up...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 04-02-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 2,983
Posted By gdmv77
Introduction and thanks!

First off, I want to thank Terry for this engaging and thought-provoking approach to swimming. It has literally changed my life and changed swimming into a fun and enjoyable activity, where before it...
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