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Forum: Freestyle 10-02-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,999
Posted By junkman
It has always interested me how people expect to...

It has always interested me how people expect to make changes while continuing to do exactly what they are trying to change. I always believed that you don't need to change when what you're doing is...
Forum: Freestyle 09-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 5,789
Posted By junkman
Good recipe to avoid hernias too. I recently...

Good recipe to avoid hernias too. I recently learned that there is a thing called a ventral hernia. Supposedly the treatment is to live with it, put in a patch which may cause more trouble than it...
Forum: Freestyle 07-27-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By junkman
Try just rotating not quite to air to determine...

Try just rotating not quite to air to determine why water is going up your nose. If you're fine when going close to air, go the remaining distance.

If water doesn't go up your nose when it is...
Forum: Freestyle 07-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3,390
Posted By junkman
I ride bikes and can go for miles slightly...

I ride bikes and can go for miles slightly running a slight oxygen debt. I swim a lap and stop but have an oxygen debt lower that what I can continue to function with on the bike.

I "think" the...
Forum: Freestyle 06-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3,626
Posted By junkman
I bought an ANART the other day but haven't had a...

I bought an ANART the other day but haven't had a chance to use it but will next week. I couldn't resist getting underwater vids for $60.

What program did you use? I'm on an old XP machine because...
Forum: Freestyle 06-05-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,327
Posted By junkman
As long as we're looking at Shinji's form, here's...

As long as we're looking at Shinji's form, here's a visual that may be useful.

Watch and you will notice that every move results in forward motion. Body rotates with no or very little vertical...
Forum: Freestyle 05-23-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,877
Posted By junkman
I've found that the best thing for flexibility is...

I've found that the best thing for flexibility is yoga. Find a teacher that makes a living teaching and has been practicing for 15 years or more. Don't bother with a class at a gym. Gyms are not...
Forum: Freestyle 05-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,276
Posted By junkman
Sounds like swimming was put into your life as a...

Sounds like swimming was put into your life as a learning process. The world isn't the way I want it either but I'm learning to do what I can and enjoy the process.

Today on a wild hair, I...
Forum: Freestyle 05-12-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 4,049
Posted By junkman
So far mine are not leaking. There are marine...

So far mine are not leaking. There are marine sealants that may work to stop the leaking. The price may be prohibitive if you don't have other uses for it. Spending $10 + shipping + effort all to...
Forum: Freestyle 05-08-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,480
Posted By junkman
Does your anchor drag?

I was thinking about setting my anchoring hand and was wondering how close others come to having their stroking hand stay in place.
Forum: Freestyle 04-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,982
Posted By junkman
Try treading water with your arms crossed and...

Try treading water with your arms crossed and hands on your shoulder. You'll learn. Then you'll have other things to work on and can ignore the legs for the time being.

The process seems to be: ...
Forum: Freestyle 03-31-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 4,358
Posted By junkman
I've been afraid of becoming lazy using fins. ...

I've been afraid of becoming lazy using fins. Regarding legs, it seems like every focal point improves with concentration. Spend a session thinking only of small kicks bringing your feet back to...
Forum: Freestyle 03-10-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 3,111
Posted By junkman
I ride bikes. Peers have broken bones. I cracked...

I ride bikes. Peers have broken bones. I cracked my pelvis unloading a tool box that I'd bought for my birthday present. (Can't have too many toys ...er tools.) Active people recover faster than...
Forum: Freestyle 03-09-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,807
Posted By junkman
The main observation that I am trying to mimic...

The main observation that I am trying to mimic is:

When I watch (from above) swimmers that I consider "good", some of the things they have in common are:

1. They are swimming level on or near the...
Forum: Freestyle 03-06-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,807
Posted By junkman
Perhaps the issue is how much body roll is...

Perhaps the issue is how much body roll is appropriate. At 1:18. If one is not rotated, then the fore arm follows a horizontal curve dictated by the upper arm. Rotating to be more on to the side...
Forum: Freestyle 03-06-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 5,132
Posted By junkman
Here's one swimmer that seems to maintain...

Here's one swimmer that seems to maintain shoulder width. Skip to 2.0 if you want. I hope he gets paid for the advertising - he should.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJpFVvho0o4
Forum: Freestyle 03-06-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,807
Posted By junkman
Thanks, I'll revisit 4x4x4 next week. "Elbow...

Thanks, I'll revisit 4x4x4 next week. "Elbow gets lazy" is encouraging because that implies only needing intent to correct.
Forum: Freestyle 03-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,807
Posted By junkman
I'm not forcing anything uncomfortably. Perhaps...

I'm not forcing anything uncomfortably. Perhaps another way to say it is: looking for a strategy that can only result in the requisite high elbow recovery. A lower elbow turns into a hand lead...
Forum: Freestyle 03-02-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,807
Posted By junkman
Does anyone have ideas about forciing high(er) elbow recovery?

I took vids the other day and still have somewhat of a hand lead recovery. Unfortunately, that causes the hand to travel a horizontal arch from the exit near the hip out to the side around to the...
Forum: Freestyle 02-24-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,450
Posted By junkman
Perhaps one of these will suffice. Many...

Perhaps one of these will suffice. Many opensource programs have windows, mac & linux flavors.

https://www.google.com/search?q=opensource+video+editing&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
Forum: Freestyle 02-19-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 12,703
Posted By junkman
3 sets of 20 after they finish their swim sets. ...

3 sets of 20 after they finish their swim sets. Actual number of reps may vary depending on their coach's requirements:)
Forum: Freestyle 02-18-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 14,333
Posted By junkman
Retiring or "playing retired" or working when you...

Retiring or "playing retired" or working when you want ain't so bad.

Do the wall push described &/or hold a belt with both hands over your head with straight arms. Now move the belt down and behind...
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 14,333
Posted By junkman
Yes, I can make it to 3:00 - barely. Another...

Yes, I can make it to 3:00 - barely. Another stretch that helps is to stand facing a wall with your toes touching the wall. Feet hip width apart, resting your chest and forehead on the wall. Reach...
Forum: Freestyle 02-15-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 12,703
Posted By junkman
A friend of mine was riding downhill on a rough...

A friend of mine was riding downhill on a rough road, lost control went over the handle bars and damaged his spine. He is approaching 3 (perhaps 4) years and is still on a walker but recently bought...
Forum: Freestyle 02-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 14,333
Posted By junkman
One method to loosen your shoulders is to lie on...

One method to loosen your shoulders is to lie on the floor with your elbows in the corner where the floor meets the wall. Your forearms should be on the wall parallel with hands shoulder width...
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