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Forum: Freestyle 07-24-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 8,733
Posted By forests
Hacshu 33, I am told by friends that I have a...

Hacshu 33,
I am told by friends that I have a great deal of patience and always look for the best in people and my response here does not judge Swimust as a person. He does have 366 posts by which to...
Forum: Freestyle 07-16-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 17,630
Posted By forests
Suzanne, To your post. As I stated some months...

Suzanne,
To your post. As I stated some months ago, Swimust creates chaos and confusion. He is Lawrence resurrected but with more manners.
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 06-17-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 8,983
Posted By forests
Question Tempo Trainer Guidance

I know this topic has been discussed extensively but I still need a few pointers to get me started. If my post is entirely redundant, please direct me to previous posts that will answer my...
Forum: Freestyle 03-16-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,890
Posted By forests
First things first

Nick,
I agree with the other posters as to suggestions to improve your stroke. However, before you attempt to implement any of these, I suggest you master balance, streamlining, relaxation and...
Forum: Freestyle 11-07-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 11,220
Posted By forests
Lawrence, Its quite obvious to me that you are...

Lawrence,
Its quite obvious to me that you are more interested in academic/rhetorical debate than swimming. It seems all you want to do is win an argument or prove a point. A bit of humility on your...
Forum: Freestyle 08-10-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,652
Posted By forests
Know the feeling guys. When a breakthrough...

Know the feeling guys. When a breakthrough occurs, usually toward the end of a workout, I make sure it is a primary focal point for my next session so I can imprint it.
Last week finishing up my pool...
Forum: Freestyle 07-11-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,985
Posted By forests
Lawrence, Congratulations on "getting there". I,...

Lawrence,
Congratulations on "getting there". I, too, started from zero and was self-taught with a good dose of trial and error to get back on the right track.
Recently, I have also reached a...
Forum: Freestyle 04-27-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,230
Posted By forests
Lennart, I have been doing TI for about 2 years...

Lennart,
I have been doing TI for about 2 years now, self-taught, but I recently realized that I was emphasizing my glide to a greater extent than I should. There have been numerous posts in the last...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 02-26-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 6,369
Posted By forests
Robedon, Perhaps the answer lies in relaxed...

Robedon,
Perhaps the answer lies in relaxed everything; good balance, relaxed wrists, shoulders and fingers. I must confess that I swim about the same distance and am out of breath too. I, too, am in...
Forum: Freestyle 02-26-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 11,356
Posted By forests
Pre-TI, I experienced more fatigue than pain....

Pre-TI, I experienced more fatigue than pain. However I did have a swim coach tell me to spear thumbs first on my entry. I tried it for a week and rehabed my shoulders for 2 months. 18 mos. into TI,...
Forum: Links and References 02-02-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 12,631
Posted By forests
Terry et al, I must admit, I feel somewhat remiss...

Terry et al,
I must admit, I feel somewhat remiss at not having a specific swimming goal for 2011. My general goal is to continue to fine-tune my stroke through pool practice but I really don't...
Forum: Freestyle 01-03-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,013
Posted By forests
Since I had to unlearn many years of inefficient,...

Since I had to unlearn many years of inefficient, mechanically poor freestyle, I relied on drills to a great extent in my workouts. It took alot of discipline not to deviate from the drills and...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 12-19-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 47,728
Posted By forests
Elbow Pain

After reading several posts on this topic, I thought I would add my comments to same. Over the last month, I too have developed "Golfers Elbow", or medial epicondylitis. Since I have never had this...
Forum: Freestyle 12-06-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,499
Posted By forests
Lawrence, I agree with most of your conclusions....

Lawrence,
I agree with most of your conclusions. However, I too have used many focal points over the last 18 months and they have all played a role in where I am today with my TI freestyle. Some...
Forum: Freestyle 11-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 4,708
Posted By forests
Began my journey of learning TI in August of...

Began my journey of learning TI in August of 2009. I knew there had to be something better than conventional freestyle. Once I learned balance and how to relax, my learning curve picked up...
Forum: Links and References 10-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 5,582
Posted By forests
Balance

Alistair,
Balance was a challenge for me when I first began TI, about 16 mos. ago. As I mastered the drills, it not only became easy and natural but critical to proper TI technique.
As to belly fat...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 09-25-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 128,089
Posted By forests
Ramsey/others, Interesting about the nose clip...

Ramsey/others,
Interesting about the nose clip interfering with proper breathing. After a year of intense practice/drills, I feel like I have finally mastered TI. I now look forward to swimming. The...
Forum: Freestyle 09-06-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 6,956
Posted By forests
Desert Dog, Great TI swimming. The only thing I...

Desert Dog,
Great TI swimming. The only thing I see to work on may be a more compact kick. Present kick looks spread out and scissor like instead of compact and up and down. Might be the result of a...
Forum: Freestyle 08-08-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,631
Posted By forests
Relaxation

Lawrence,
Ditto on what you are saying about being relaxed and having everything come together. I have had the same experience and said as much in a post I made in May. Totally relaxed seems to come...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 06-28-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 29,993
Posted By forests
Relaxed Breathing

Alex-SG,
My comments don't address your questions in a direct way but I feel they are central to the overall goal of relaxed breathing.
My sole focal point in my am swim this morning was relaxed...
Forum: Freestyle 06-01-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2,023
Posted By forests
Totally Relaxed

I find that the only time in my workout that I am totally relaxed is during my 200 yd. cool down. My workout most of the time consists of: 200 yds. drills, then 2,000 yds. of 50's and 100's at...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 05-22-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 4,008
Posted By forests
Kevin, I swim in Charleston, SC area pools and I...

Kevin,
I swim in Charleston, SC area pools and I will be glad to furnish you with contact info to help secure a pool. I swim with a number of triathletes in my am swim pool. The area in general has...
Forum: Freestyle 04-19-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 4,812
Posted By forests
Pre-Swim Drills

I agree with the last post on drilling before beginning freestyle in a workout. I usually do about 100 yds. of drills prior to whole stroke with a mix of 1)superman glide with kick, 2)...
Forum: Freestyle 04-06-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 14,452
Posted By forests
Spl

Lawrence,
I consistently do 13 strokes for a 25 meter length. I am 6' and 170 lbs. I play with different tempos but find I am more relaxed at this stroke rate. At each workout, I typically do about...
Forum: Freestyle 02-22-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5,312
Posted By forests
TI Progress Timetable

Lawrence,
I've been at it for about 10 months. My wife thinks I'm obsessed with TI, the way I study the films and read the forums. I did drills exclusively for 2 months and then mixed in some whole...
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