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Forum: Freestyle 04-10-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 52,194
Posted By Butiki
Great stuff, Ladyfish! It's the kind of stuff...

Great stuff, Ladyfish! It's the kind of stuff you won't find in the books or DVD or even here on the forum.

Last time this hip and shoulder separation was mentioned (even by Shinji himself no...
Forum: Freestyle 04-09-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 52,194
Posted By Butiki
Thanks Ladyfish for very clear descriptions of...

Thanks Ladyfish for very clear descriptions of those focal points.

I am a recent convert to the "Shinji elbow snap". Months of TI skating drills had ingrained a slight momentary pause in my arm...
Forum: Freestyle 03-31-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,690
Posted By Butiki
During the glide, focus on engaging your core.

During the glide, focus on engaging your core.
Forum: Freestyle 03-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,382
Posted By Butiki
Lots of good stuff going on, i.e. switch timing...

Lots of good stuff going on, i.e. switch timing is pretty good, hardly a splash in the water, 2BK timing is good, and pretty much all the TI essentials are there.

But as others have mentioned:

...
Forum: Freestyle 03-30-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6,049
Posted By Butiki
I agree with Mike from NS. Get the general...

I agree with Mike from NS. Get the general timing right, then fine tune later. Deciding which action comes first might be counter-productive if the swimmer doesn't have any type of 2BK going....
Forum: Freestyle 03-30-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 14,005
Posted By Butiki
Somewhere on the SS site (I didn't bookmark it),...

Somewhere on the SS site (I didn't bookmark it), they talk about "time gap between strokes" to measure the amount of gliding a swimmer has, if any. According to them, if you had a stopwatch and...
Forum: Freestyle 02-27-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 27,736
Posted By Butiki
OH man, like I said, do not look at the swimmer,...

OH man, like I said, do not look at the swimmer, that wasn't the purpose. He's definitely not TI, probably not even a good swimmer. Jtravis was wondering what a bow wave looks like, and I google'd...
Forum: Freestyle 02-27-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 27,736
Posted By Butiki
You're welcome. By the way, the purpose of the...

You're welcome. By the way, the purpose of the photo is to show a bow wave. This swimmer is most likely not a classic TI swimmer, so his hips seem to sit lower. However his turned head is still...
Forum: Freestyle 02-26-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 27,736
Posted By Butiki
Here's another shot of a swimmer's bow wave. ...

Here's another shot of a swimmer's bow wave.

Split-faced bow wave (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aristide/2774944307/)

Some hints: when you turn to breathe and you see the ceiling, your head is...
Forum: Freestyle 02-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,637
Posted By Butiki
Most of my slow swimming is spent on gliding and...

Most of my slow swimming is spent on gliding and streamlining. However, the underwater catch and pull (in my mind) is still purposeful (catch) and accelerated (pull). This is true as well for my hip...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 02-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 4,131
Posted By Butiki
~hugs~ We all have bad days like that. Just...

~hugs~

We all have bad days like that. Just last month, I felt like you balanced and streamlined throughout my swim session, hitting a personal best SPL count and 25m time. The very next time I...
Forum: Freestyle 02-21-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 27,736
Posted By Butiki
I know, right. That's why I said it blows my...

I know, right. That's why I said it blows my mind. But more specifically, it goes against the grain of what TI teaches. But, whether it's there in the video or not, no one can deny the fact that...
Forum: Freestyle 02-21-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 27,736
Posted By Butiki
Wow, this blows my mind. Shinji admits his...

Wow, this blows my mind. Shinji admits his shoulders rotate more than his hips creating a "very sharp torque" and they actually teach this in Japan. I thought this goes against TI principles?

Is...
Forum: Freestyle 02-19-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,415
Posted By Butiki
Thanks all, for clarifying. I wasn't consistent...

Thanks all, for clarifying. I wasn't consistent with myself or with how the members count SPL. Looking back, I think I was wishy-washy in my counting. I'd start counting whenever I felt like it -...
Forum: Freestyle 02-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,415
Posted By Butiki
What is 3-beep pushoff?

Quick question - what does Terry mean by "3 beep pushoff"? It's in regards to an old thread I found on using a Tempo Trainer:

Guaranteed to Improve SPL...
Forum: Freestyle 02-11-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 6,148
Posted By Butiki
First things first, if you're doing that low of...

First things first, if you're doing that low of an SPL at that tempo, you're already swimming better than me! And I know you're doing it for far longer distance, so kudos. I will only comment on...
Forum: Freestyle 02-04-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 8,216
Posted By Butiki
I am shorter than you (5'5") and slightly more...

I am shorter than you (5'5") and slightly more muscular with low bodyfat - 133 lbs soaking wet with a waist of 30", even less when I'm hungry. :-)) So take heart, I used to sink too!

I see 3...
Forum: Freestyle 02-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5,452
Posted By Butiki
Oh that's what it is, I've always wondered. I...

Oh that's what it is, I've always wondered. I noticed it in the PMF DVD. If I remember right, around the point where your left hand passes the stomach and hip area. It's a slight angling of the...
Forum: Freestyle 02-02-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,966
Posted By Butiki
One of the key TI terms repeated over and over...

One of the key TI terms repeated over and over again is "slippery". So to venture an answer to your question, I would say that streamlining is the feeling of being effortlessly slippery in the...
Forum: Freestyle 02-02-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,223
Posted By Butiki
I got reminded of this thread just 2 days ago. I...

I got reminded of this thread just 2 days ago. I was resting, standing on one end of the pool, when a guy in my lane did an awkwardly slow open turn. As he did so, he let out a cracking sound, then...
Forum: Freestyle 02-02-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,956
Posted By Butiki
Rehearse the arm recovery, as Terry does in his...

Rehearse the arm recovery, as Terry does in his video, while standing waist deep in the pool. While bending forward, start with a shoulder shrug that brings the elbow up and forward with the...
Forum: Freestyle 02-02-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 8,216
Posted By Butiki
That's what I saw too: (1) Head being in a...

That's what I saw too: (1) Head being in a non-neutral position, and (2) the over-rotation. The "busy" feet is a consequence of being out of balance - too much kicking on the side. If you've seen...
Forum: Freestyle 02-01-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5,452
Posted By Butiki
I've drank the TI Kool-Aid, so here goes... If...

I've drank the TI Kool-Aid, so here goes...

If Terry swims what he preaches, then my guess is it's a natural occurring movement. TI advocates mental focus on the weight shift driving the spearing...
Forum: Freestyle 01-30-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4,428
Posted By Butiki
I think fastest time should be there too. So if...

I think fastest time should be there too. So if I was to update this chart, I'd do a single chart for each distance (25m,50m,100m,200m,400m,etc.). Each chart would have avg SPL (x-axis), and tempo...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 01-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 9,730
Posted By Butiki
The controlled exhales I do while swimming is a...

The controlled exhales I do while swimming is a carry-over from my breathing pattern while lifting weights. It's been a habit of mine to exhale continuously while exerting force (e.g. pulling up on...
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