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Forum: Racing 06-26-2015
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Views: 4,868
Posted By BP
I must keep stumbling across tennis articles, but...

I must keep stumbling across tennis articles, but I just read this regarding Arthur Ashe's famous Wimbledon victory over Jimmy Connors in 1975:

'During each changeover Ashe would close his eyes....
Forum: Backstroke 06-18-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 3,743
Posted By BP
Thanks Both Some useful tips here. I will ask him...

Thanks Both
Some useful tips here.
I will ask him to perform the neutral head/body roll and goggle trick during practice...and, although obvious now I think of it, I hadn't considered the...
Forum: Backstroke 06-16-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 3,743
Posted By BP
Technique Assistance

Hi All
I would appreciate any thoughts on the following:
My eldest son's backstroke is looking a little out of kilter. His head is looking to his left and his right arm is 'trying' to cross the...
Forum: Racing 06-11-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 4,868
Posted By BP
Buddhism - Competition - TI

I happened to read an article yesterday on the compatibility of Buddhism and Competitive Athletics. I'm not sure who the author was, but it can be found on the thoughtshappen.net website. It talked...
Forum: Butterfly 05-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 23,650
Posted By BP
Just a couple of questions regarding the...

Just a couple of questions regarding the butterfly stroke:

i) Whilst the arms recover - palms down - how close should they be (and the hands) from the water's surface?

ii) What is meant exactly...
Forum: Links and References 05-16-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4,060
Posted By BP
I like the phrase 'evolution in a swimmer's...

I like the phrase 'evolution in a swimmer's purpose'.

My evolution:

I think I began my swimming life - a few years ago - as a 'Casual lap' swimmer. I started because my eldest son was swimming...
Forum: Links and References 05-07-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,309
Posted By BP
Ha ha! I think I imagined 'set jelly' because...

Ha ha! I think I imagined 'set jelly' because it's particularly viscous, and thus get a good connection with the water.

You're right though, pieces of fruit might be a distraction...although...
Forum: Links and References 05-07-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,309
Posted By BP
Just read WFEGb's post. Swimming through syrup...

Just read WFEGb's post.

Swimming through syrup is a useful metaphor for me. I often try and focus on the 'viscosity' of the water with the aim of trying to improve my body's connections with the...
Forum: Links and References 04-28-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,213
Posted By BP
Thanks for this. I suppose I was initially...

Thanks for this.

I suppose I was initially thinking that there might be something of a fist-glove 'effect' with drag shorts. By this I mean if TI 'slipperiness' is practiced whilst wearing drag...
Forum: Links and References 04-26-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,213
Posted By BP
Drag Shorts

Hi all - first post for me! Does anybody know what the TI 'stance' is on drag-shorts during training? Indeed, any thoughts/feedback on this training tool would be appreciated.

Thanks
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