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Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-03-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3,962
Posted By danm
...seeing the humongous amount of interest raised...

...seeing the humongous amount of interest raised by this thread, I thought I should get back and report how it went...

it went well. I finished in about 1 hour 26 minutes; that's in the top 15% of...
Forum: ETICA 05-07-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 5,460
Posted By danm
Antwerp, Belgium

Any chance to find a TI coach in Antwerp, or one that would be willing to travel there for 1-2 private lessons? I am there on business at the beginning of June and I may be able to squeeze in a few...
Forum: Freestyle 02-20-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 10,860
Posted By danm
oh, but I can...

oh, but I can...
Forum: Freestyle 02-18-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 10,860
Posted By danm
Probably you didn't read all my posts in this...

Probably you didn't read all my posts in this thread, so I'll reiterate here: I don't believe it's strength versus technique. I'm quite certain it's about both and it's wrong to even ask which is...
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 10,860
Posted By danm
I'm willing to bet that Coach Mat can do 10...

I'm willing to bet that Coach Mat can do 10 pull-ups without blinking ;)
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 10,860
Posted By danm
I'm 175cm high, wingspan 180cm. I think that's...

I'm 175cm high, wingspan 180cm. I think that's 5'9" with 5'11" wingspan. Competition is on!
;)
Forum: Freestyle 02-16-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 10,860
Posted By danm
I never expected so many answers, but I think...

I never expected so many answers, but I think this shows that many others are thinking about this matter. Thank you all for chiming in.

I know I wasn't very specific in what I meant about strength,...
Forum: Freestyle 02-13-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 10,860
Posted By danm
running out of steam is not the same as not...

running out of steam is not the same as not having strength. maybe it's not clear what strength is, it's not aerobic fitness.

now, whether strength is an adjunct or the route I don't care, but most...
Forum: Freestyle 02-13-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 10,860
Posted By danm
I wonder why is it assumed that strength training...

I wonder why is it assumed that strength training will (almost) inevitably affect the stroke in a negative way and that you have to take extreme measures to ensure that doesn't happen...?

Talvi,...
Forum: Freestyle 02-13-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 10,860
Posted By danm
what about strength?

I hope this is not going to open a can of worms here, but I would like to get some opinions and maybe even some personal experience about this.

The central mantra of TI is "the shape of your vessel...
Forum: Freestyle 01-27-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 7,572
Posted By danm
https://www.google.ro/search?q=reaching+over+an+op...

https://www.google.ro/search?q=reaching+over+an+open+barrel&rlz=1CASMAD_enRO595RO595&oq=reaching+over+an+open+barrel&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8#q=swim+reaching+over+an+open+ba...
Forum: Freestyle 01-27-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 7,572
Posted By danm
I am actually working on that myself these days,...

I am actually working on that myself these days, probably that's why I was able to spot it. I find that concentrating on keeping the elbows high helps; basically, if you keep the elbows high, you...
Forum: Freestyle 01-27-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 7,572
Posted By danm
hey, who said it was easy? :)

hey, who said it was easy? :)
Forum: Freestyle 01-26-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 5,026
Posted By danm
here's the perfect 2BK...

here's the perfect 2BK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbelgVrdsSk
Forum: Freestyle 01-26-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 7,572
Posted By danm
here's what I see But: - you drop your elbow...

here's what I see
But:
- you drop your elbow immediately after entry. the hand enters, then goes up, letting the elbow down while the hand effectively puts on the brakes before moving down and...
Forum: Freestyle 01-14-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,959
Posted By danm
I'm not sure that the kick timing is right. If...

I'm not sure that the kick timing is right. If you kick when you are rotated your legs will cross, there's no other way. You should kick when you're flat, then rotate. For that, try and sync your...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 01-13-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3,962
Posted By danm
the site is back again taking registrations. I...

the site is back again taking registrations. I managed to register so now there's no way back!
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 01-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3,962
Posted By danm
and now the site is completely down with a 404...

and now the site is completely down with a 404 error.
has anyone managed to register? I haven't.
until it gets back here's the story of someone who did it last...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 01-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3,962
Posted By danm
oops... https://bogazici.olimpiyat.org.tr/editori...

oops...

https://bogazici.olimpiyat.org.tr/editorimages/anasayfa_eng8.jpg

and a pretty (useless) film about the event

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVMlaYPSRvI&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 01-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3,962
Posted By danm
registration starts today... hopefully....

registration starts today... hopefully.
https://bogazici.olimpiyat.org.tr/editorimages/anasayfa_eng3.jpg
Forum: Freestyle 12-16-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 10,116
Posted By danm
@Harling007 You will never improve without a...

@Harling007
You will never improve without a coach. Sorry to break it to you in such a harsh manner, but this is the simple truth. I am in a similar situation as you; my times are slightly better but...
Forum: Freestyle 11-27-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 20,891
Posted By danm
I have the Garmin Swim and used it for more than...

I have the Garmin Swim and used it for more than one year without noticing anything like that. What pace does it give you for 25m in 30:00?

And, are you sure it is 30:00? The main display doesn't...
Forum: Freestyle 11-10-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 5,218
Posted By danm
First, that video has no footage from above water...

First, that video has no footage from above water so we can't see how you recover your arm, if it goes behind your back or not. Seeing that you actually swim quite well I suppose you know what that...
Forum: Freestyle 11-03-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 20,891
Posted By danm
I have the Garmin Swim, it's the only thing I...

I have the Garmin Swim, it's the only thing I ever had. It does what it says without issues. It doesn't have GPS but given the limitation of any GPS watch for swimming (no signal underwater) I am not...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 10-22-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 15,784
Posted By danm
your doctor is right to advise against q-tips. I...

your doctor is right to advise against q-tips.
I had the same problem and here's what I did to solve it. First, take care of the current condition. If you currently have pains there's no other way...
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