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Forum: Freestyle 08-12-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6,567
Posted By cantswim
I actually found the complete opposite. The...

I actually found the complete opposite. The exercises from the book/first DVD (the ones on your back) were much harder for me. The newest DVD that starts everything in superman glide was much easier....
Forum: Freestyle 08-09-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6,567
Posted By cantswim
I spent more time on the drills today and think...

I spent more time on the drills today and think I'm getting better. I'm becoming more conscious of different head positions and how they affect everything.

Patience is the key!

Thanks!
Forum: Freestyle 08-09-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6,567
Posted By cantswim
I went to the pool again today and tried applying...

I went to the pool again today and tried applying everyone's advice so far (thanks everyone for trying to help me!). I mainly tried to relax.

I don't feel I have made an improvement, but I feel I...
Forum: Freestyle 08-08-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6,567
Posted By cantswim
My upper body is staying up, but my lower body is...

My upper body is staying up, but my lower body is sinking. I find it hard to push my upper body into the water. It almost feels like my upper body has too much buoyancy and my lower body has too...
Forum: Freestyle 08-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6,567
Posted By cantswim
Sinking. Any tips?

I spent more time on superman glide, laser lead flutter, superman flutter, and superman glide to swim, but didn't improve in them or improve my whole stroke.

I experimented with different head...
Forum: Freestyle 08-04-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,053
Posted By cantswim
How does the wetsuit help? Just makes you go...

How does the wetsuit help? Just makes you go faster or does it also help staying afloat?

I am in the same boat as you (bad pun I know since we are actually sinking :P). I feel I'm not improving. I'm...
Forum: Freestyle 08-01-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,378
Posted By cantswim
I think it's okay to do it in the drills...

I think it's okay to do it in the drills because:

1) With eyes open I kind of get dizzy, feels like I'm flipping upside down even when I'm not.
2) Terry closes his eyes too :)

In swimming I don't...
Forum: Freestyle 08-01-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,835
Posted By cantswim
Which DVD are you using? It seems like you are...

Which DVD are you using? It seems like you are using one of the older DVDs. I have the 2004 Freestyle Made Easy DVD and had trouble with the first few drills like you. It was hard to balance on my...
Forum: Freestyle 07-28-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5,748
Posted By cantswim
I actually found the Speedo Vanquishers to be the...

I actually found the Speedo Vanquishers to be the best so far (haven't tried the 2.0, I'm using the original). They are more comfortable around the eyes and leak less. They fog up but that's okay......
Forum: Freestyle 07-28-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,378
Posted By cantswim
I actually fixed the problem by keeping my eyes...

I actually fixed the problem by keeping my eyes closed during the rotation to air. It helps with relaxing, focusing on keeping a straight body line, and focusing on steadily bubbling from the nose. I...
Forum: Freestyle 07-27-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,378
Posted By cantswim
Lesson 3: Water getting in nose

I'm having trouble with "Lesson 3: Breathing Easy" in the DVD. When I do the rotation drills to air, once I reach air, water gets in my nose. I think it is water that is running on my face. It's just...
Forum: Freestyle 07-22-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5,748
Posted By cantswim
Goggle Recommendations?

I tried the Aqua Sphere Kaimans. They don't pass the suction test (letting them sit on your eyes with only suction, no strap, for 5-10 seconds). They leak and are uncomfortable.

Bought a 2nd pair...
Forum: Freestyle 07-18-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 7,040
Posted By cantswim
Ok. Got the new DVD. I watched the first two...

Ok. Got the new DVD.

I watched the first two lessons so far. I actually think I can do these drills!


I think they will be much easier and better for my body time (not buoyant, skinny, weak kick),...
Forum: Freestyle 07-18-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,296
Posted By cantswim
Bit of an update. My problem was not head...

Bit of an update.

My problem was not head position as I said earlier. It was simply not rotating enough. When I focused on rotating "right to where the air is" in a single SMOOTH motion I was able...
Forum: Freestyle 07-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,296
Posted By cantswim
Wow, thank you all for the great responses....

Wow, thank you all for the great responses. Really, really, really, great!

Today I was able to breathe well on my right side. I think the problem was I was pushing my head too far down while...
Forum: Freestyle 07-12-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,296
Posted By cantswim
No luck so far :( But next time I'm going to try...

No luck so far :(

But next time I'm going to try focus on shoulders. I think I may be rotating too much. When you said, "over rolling to your side causing you to sink," where you referring to the...
Forum: Freestyle 07-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,296
Posted By cantswim
I'll try. Thanks!

I'll try. Thanks!
Forum: Freestyle 07-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,296
Posted By cantswim
Can't breathe!

Just a few days ago I was a "human swimmer," and could make it to the other end of my 20 yard pool but would feel winded and tired.

After looking into the Total Immersion method I feel I have the...
Forum: Freestyle 07-09-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 7,040
Posted By cantswim
Those are some very helpful replies! Thank you...

Those are some very helpful replies! Thank you everyone who has posted so far.

One question:

When doing the "hiding your head" drill in the FME DVD (hands at your side near your legs, lying on your...
Forum: Freestyle 07-09-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 7,040
Posted By cantswim
Right now what I think my problem with the FME...

Right now what I think my problem with the FME DVD is that I have a weak kick. The first exercise "hiding your head" I can do for a few feet but then my legs sink into the water unless I am kicking...
Forum: Freestyle 07-08-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 7,040
Posted By cantswim
New Freestyle DVD better than old one?

Hi. I wanted to learn to swim and so I bought the Freestyle Made Easy DVD (2004 version) on amazon based on recommendation from Tim Ferriss.

It seems too partner dependent and I am having big...
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