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Forum: Freestyle 06-01-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,112
Posted By aksenov
The Patient Lead Hand

The biggest problem of your stroke is that you do not maintain "The Patient Lead Hand".
Search Google for "patient lead hand" and/or "front quadrant swimming".
Good luck.
Forum: Freestyle 04-10-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 38,556
Posted By aksenov
CoachDavidShen, thanks for asking

CoachDavidShen, thanks for asking.
I’m just trying to figure out if this focal point (sliding the shoulder blade forward during recovery) is commonly taught in TI workshops.
In my opinion it is...
Forum: Freestyle 04-09-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 38,556
Posted By aksenov
What about shoulder shrug?

Hi Ladyfish,
Thanks so much for posting this information. What about shoulder shrug? It is clearly seen it most of Shinji videos. Was sliding the shoulder blade forward as part of the elbow led...
Forum: Freestyle 04-01-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,646
Posted By aksenov
Swim with your “lats” not your shoulders

I am in favor of the following concept:
"Sliding the shoulder blade forward as part of the elbow led recovery is now being taught as part of TI. If you go to a current TI workshop, you may see this...
Forum: Links and References 01-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 4,131
Posted By aksenov
High-Intensity Intermittent Exercise

More detailed review on HIIT is here
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2991639/pdf/JOBES2011-868305.pdf
Forum: Freestyle 12-16-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,524
Posted By aksenov
Do not miss extreme exercise

Do not miss extreme exercise as marathons, triathlons– it causes damage to the heart in some athletes.
New research links endurance exercise to damage in the right ventricle of the...
Forum: Freestyle 07-27-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 20,411
Posted By aksenov
TI vs other swimming methods

TI and competitive swimmers have different goals.
Competitive swimmers goal is to get through the water as fast as possible.
TI emphasizes form over conditioning and meant for entry-level swimmers...
Forum: Freestyle 06-02-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 54,411
Posted By aksenov
[QUOTE=terry;19467]...Those who had a relatively...

[QUOTE=terry;19467]...Those who had a relatively good balance between torso length and leg length and relatively low body/muscle density would be able to balance almost effortlessly. (Shinji is such...
Forum: Freestyle 05-18-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,498
Posted By aksenov
Spear switch with fins?

For those having a weak kick spear switch can be quite uneasy and tiresome to do. What about using fins in such cases?
Forum: Freestyle 05-08-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,995
Posted By aksenov
Another video from Sea Hiker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LRAgJCdXM0
No doubt – it is TI philosophy & technique.
And excellent performance.
Forum: Freestyle 03-31-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,948
Posted By aksenov
Swimming Watch with Lap and Stroke Counter

Easy! Buy SW202 Oregon Scientific Swimming Watch with Auto Lap and Stroke Counter.

http://www.oregonscientificstore.com/oregon_scientific/mfgproduct.asp?mfgname=Oregon+Scientific&itmky=371258&mfgno=1
Forum: Freestyle 03-27-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 6,189
Posted By aksenov
scapula plane

In looking at the first picture, would the scapula plane be considered the area between the frontal plane and the sagittal plane?

That is correct – scapular plane is the plane between the frontal...
Forum: Freestyle 03-27-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 6,189
Posted By aksenov
Scapular plane movements

I think in her great explanation of scapular plane movements Suzanne meant the coronal (frontal) plane. These movements are also called scapton.
Scaption is an abduction (or adduction) movement in...
Forum: Freestyle 03-08-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,352
Posted By aksenov
Economic efficiency of different swimming strokes

If breaststroke is easier than freestyle, what (on land) is freestyle as easy as?

It is not about easiness.
“The most economic” in this study means that freestyle swimmers of international level...
Forum: Freestyle 03-08-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,352
Posted By aksenov
Economic efficiency of different swimming strokes

It may be a complete surprise to many, but freestyle was shown to be the most economic among the competitive swimming strokes, followed by the backstroke, the butterfly and the...
Forum: Freestyle 03-08-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,352
Posted By aksenov
Scientific data

Let’s look at MET equivalents of vigorous (>6.0 METs) physical activities (MET is metabolic equivalent)
Jogging at 5 mph = 8.0
Jogging at 6 mph = 10.0
Running at 7 mph = 11.5
Shoveling, digging...
Forum: Freestyle 01-22-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,044
Posted By aksenov
Could you please specify your advice?

mjm writes
Extend to breathe. When you extend keep the arm straight out from the shoulder.

Question for mjm:
Could you please specify your advice?
You mean turning for air when the recovering hand...
Forum: Freestyle 01-19-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,387
Posted By aksenov
Question for Terry

As we see Stingray problem is highly typical at some stage of learning TI swimming.
What might be a detailed plan of 45 min. skill-focused workout in this situation?
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 01-06-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,854
Posted By aksenov
core and abdominal conditioning

In my opinion one of the best exercises for core and abdominal conditioning for swimmers is this (just watch from beginning to end).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvDVTNvm80k
Forum: Freestyle 01-06-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,006
Posted By aksenov
visualization

I think visualization is a great tool for mastering TI freestyle technique.
The best example of patient hand is this Shinji Takeuchi video, especially its slow motion...
Forum: Freestyle 12-27-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,527
Posted By aksenov
Dreams

Dreams are nature's answering service - don't forget to pick up your messages once in a while. ~Sarah Crestinn

Dreams are answers to questions we haven't yet figured out how to ask. ~X-Files
Forum: Links and References 12-09-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,614
Posted By aksenov
higher purpose

It seems obvious that the higher (primary) purpose of practice is happiness.
There are 3 levels (types) of happy lives
• The pleasant life—where you experience a succession of pleasures that lose...
Forum: Links and References 12-08-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,614
Posted By aksenov
scientific definitions

We can take into account some scientific definitions, related to the issue:
Physical activity. Any bodily movement produced by the contraction of skeletal muscle that increases energy expenditure...
Forum: Freestyle 11-06-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,485
Posted By aksenov
The Case of Mysterious Red Spot

Yes, Dr. Atkinson, you are quite right.
What about my second question? Should I turn head down after taking a breath a bit earlier?
Forum: Freestyle 11-06-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,485
Posted By aksenov
The Case of Mysterious Red Spot

Hi,
I've been swimming since I was 27 just for fitness alongside with occasional jogging and resistance training. Usually I took 2-3 swimming sessions per week aiming at 30-45 minutes of non-stop...
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