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Forum: Freestyle 07-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,593
Posted By Rupertdacat
Power generation (propulsion)

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When swimming crawl at a moderate pace, is power generation (propulsive force) with kick/hip-drive/rotation/spear/(pull) ideally "effortless," or is it expected that some "oomph" must be put in to...
Forum: Freestyle 07-24-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By Rupertdacat
Distance swimmer experience?

I (for one) would be very interested to learn what happens to swim times during such times of weight gain. Any distance swimmers out there who would share their experience(s)?

Rupe
Forum: Freestyle 07-22-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By Rupertdacat
Where's the beef?

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I have come to understand/believe that runners and cyclists take it as a given that, all else remaining the same, shedding (fat) weight leads to improved performance. My hunch is that the same is...
Forum: Freestyle 07-20-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By Rupertdacat
Body weight and relative efficiency?

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http://i.imgur.com/T2fu4sR.jpg

Have been doing TI 3+ years and am not quite sure where my next breakthrough might come. I am 5'7", a decidedly muscular 175 pounds, with a (fairly tight) one-pack...
Forum: Freestyle 04-16-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 15,529
Posted By Rupertdacat
Donkey? Wolf?

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You sound like a blowhard to me. Isn't the topic of this thread "... video on its way"?

Wolf,wolf!

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Forum: Freestyle 04-15-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 15,529
Posted By Rupertdacat
Maybe swims like a donkey?

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So much band-width and still no video?

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Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-07-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,427
Posted By Rupertdacat
Naji/Chapman

+1

Hope all is well with Naji. The Chapman interview can be viewed here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAP83iVb_Ek)

Rupe
Forum: Freestyle 07-11-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,549
Posted By Rupertdacat
A link...

Fitness-Swimming-Second-Edition-Emmett Hines (http://www.amazon.com/Fitness-Swimming-Second-Edition-Emmett/dp/0736074570) has just the type of information you are looking for.

Rupe
Forum: Freestyle 07-10-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,077
Posted By Rupertdacat
"Video killed the radio star"

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Would love to see some video of you now that you have made it!

Rupe

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Forum: Freestyle 07-08-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,432
Posted By Rupertdacat
Snorkel has helped me

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That's too categorical for me. Some (such as myself) might find that breathing takes up so much effort/concentration that they can make little progress with balance/streamline/strength/endurance....
Forum: Freestyle 07-07-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,432
Posted By Rupertdacat
Powerbreather available?

Checked out the link- thanks. Not having to re-breathe exhaled air would be nice, but it looks like the Powerbreather snorkel would present quite a bit more drag than the Finis product(s). In any...
Forum: Coach Blogs 07-06-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 6,877
Posted By Rupertdacat
. Perhaps someone from that area will respond...

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Perhaps someone from that area will respond in this thread. You might also start a new thread with title such as "TI coach in SW Florida?"

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Forum: Coach Blogs 07-06-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 6,877
Posted By Rupertdacat
. From Become-a-ti-coach...

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From Become-a-ti-coach (http://www.totalimmersion.net/become-a-ti-coach):

"... to be listed on the TI website's Coach Directory (optional service - $350 per quarter)"

My guess is that many...
Forum: Freestyle 06-25-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,432
Posted By Rupertdacat
Link

A link that i found useful:

http://www.h2oustonswims.org/articles/sucking_wind.html
Forum: Freestyle 04-04-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 7,323
Posted By Rupertdacat
Emmett Hines addresses your question...

Hi samruhi-

The following does a nice job (i think) of addressing your question:
http://www.h2oustonswims.org/articles/sucking_wind.html.

Rupe
Forum: Freestyle 04-02-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 46,117
Posted By Rupertdacat
If possible, first and last workshop videos would...

If possible, first and last workshop videos would be terrific.
Forum: Breaststroke 03-26-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 5,866
Posted By Rupertdacat
Same thought here...

Same thought here...
Forum: Freestyle 03-09-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 10,596
Posted By Rupertdacat
That is incorrect. Consider: it is rather common...

That is incorrect. Consider: it is rather common for quite 'fit' runners, who have well adapted hearts that can generate high cardiac output, to find themselves breathless and exhausted with...
Forum: Freestyle 01-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,068
Posted By Rupertdacat
Hi Westy- Good ear! I live in St. Paul and swim...

Hi Westy-

Good ear! I live in St. Paul and swim at the mid-town and uptown Ys. Would love to swim with you...

Rupe
Forum: Freestyle 01-18-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,068
Posted By Rupertdacat
ZiGzAg

Thank you mjm. Can't wait to go to the pool tonight!

Rupe
Forum: Freestyle 01-18-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,068
Posted By Rupertdacat
The above comments are much appreciated. Once...

The above comments are much appreciated. Once the problems are pointed out they seem so obvious. The over-rotation i will definitely work on. Don't know how to address the wide underwater stroke. ...
Forum: Freestyle 01-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,068
Posted By Rupertdacat
First video_Da Swimming Cat!

About 20 months into TI. Would appreciate your feedback.

http://vimeo.com/35206147
http://vimeo.com/35206658


Thanks,

Rupe
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-21-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,335
Posted By Rupertdacat
They've started (with a cannonball)!

Coach Dave (Cameron) and three compatriots are out there right now swimming the English Channel. Follow their progress at: http://twitter.com/#!/mnchannelswims.
Forum: Butterfly 04-07-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 13,216
Posted By Rupertdacat
Ask me no question and I'll tell you no lie...

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Most certainly...

; )

Rupe
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 02-26-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 6,083
Posted By Rupertdacat
Swim. Swim. Swim. Patience. Swim. Swim...

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Approximately how many yards/wk are you swimming? I ask because I wonder if some (most) of those with little swimming background (myself included) simply need to build up a large base amount of...
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