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Forum: Freestyle 09-21-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 6,336
No, Shinji not windmilling or kayaking, just...

No, Shinji not windmilling or kayaking, just increased tempo, six beat kick and shortened stroke length. After his dnf at Rottnest swim when he went hypothermic 8 miles in, someone convinced him he...
Forum: Freestyle 09-15-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 9,077
Hi all, Feedback understood and taken, I'll...

Hi all,

Feedback understood and taken, I'll bring this to Tracey and Keith's attention. There is probably an option for each of the active forum members to have a more anonymous FB account, as long...
Forum: Freestyle 09-15-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 9,077
Hi Werner, Lol - time to get a facebook account....

Hi Werner, Lol - time to get a facebook account. Not difficult to manage or secure despite much of the bad press over the last couple of years. Also - it's convenient to use messenger (part of...
Forum: Freestyle 09-15-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 9,077
Hi Werner, Actually there has been discussion...

Hi Werner,

Actually there has been discussion moving TI Forum to a new, up to date platform such as facebook or twitter; we are experimenting with facebook page at the moment. These type of...
Forum: Freestyle 09-14-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 9,077
Did I offend you in some way Werner? If I have,...

Did I offend you in some way Werner? If I have, I apologize. But I don't recall discussing swimming/sustaining a 1:30 pace with you; then again I'm getting old, my short term mem often...
Forum: Freestyle 09-13-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3,428
Yeah seems odd. His stroke is pretty amazing...

Yeah seems odd.

His stroke is pretty amazing and demoing at several tempos. The last tempo 1.1 secs per stroke or 55spm, 12 strokes in 25m pool, hitting an easy 17 secs per length or roughly...
Forum: Freestyle 08-30-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 13,228
ZT, Danny: You guys are making this process far...

ZT, Danny:

You guys are making this process far more complex than it needs to be. Awareness is great, but micromanaging all of the complex movements will leave swimmers completely tangled up,...
Forum: Freestyle 08-28-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2,210
Hi Dave, Correct, extend arm - not locked out. ...

Hi Dave,

Correct, extend arm - not locked out. No tension in hand/digits or shoulder either. At full extension there should be a space between the shoulder and the cheek large enough to hold a...
Forum: Freestyle 08-26-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 14,836
Hi Cathy, Sorry to hear about having a rough...

Hi Cathy,

Sorry to hear about having a rough time as that can certainly increase tension in shoulders, neck and chest. When you get to the pool, try to shut off the outside world and all of its...
Forum: Freestyle 08-26-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2,210
Hi scribe, When you finish rotation (on each...

Hi scribe,

When you finish rotation (on each edge) is when your spearing arm reaches full extension, and not before. Unless of course, you are bending arm from elbow and not committing to the skate...
Forum: Freestyle 08-24-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 7,807
Actually remaining in posture, head low -...

Actually remaining in posture, head low - creating bow wave and low pressure pocket is absolutely necessary when breathing in adverse, lumpy open water conditions too.

Stu
mindbodyandswim.com...
Forum: Freestyle 08-21-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Hi pdschloss, First congrats on finish your 1.2...

Hi pdschloss,

First congrats on finish your 1.2 mile swim in 48 min. You’re roughly mid-pack for triathlon, nice!

Swimming at slower tempos is great for balance, but not necessarily in longer...
Forum: Freestyle 08-20-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 14,836
Hi Cathy, Tension in the shoulders is one of the...

Hi Cathy,

Tension in the shoulders is one of the biggest obstacles to overcome, far more then tension in the neck - but both are related. Recruiting the shoulder is primal, a response to imbalance....
Forum: Freestyle 08-17-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 7,807
Hi Dub, Being aware of your hips/legs sinking...

Hi Dub, Being aware of your hips/legs sinking when breathing is excellent, most swimmers have no idea that's actually happening and why swimmers find it so hard to breathe.

This blog outlines a...
Forum: Freestyle 08-13-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 14,836
Hi Lilio, Yup - it's all about relaxing (the...

Hi Lilio,

Yup - it's all about relaxing (the shoulders, neck, chest) which allows a non labored, relaxed exchange of air. I use the Hall Jr pattern as well, 2,2,3,2,2,3,2.... to help maintain...
Forum: Freestyle 08-11-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 14,836
Hi Lilio, Swimming 40 s in 50m is a 1:20/100m...

Hi Lilio,

Swimming 40 s in 50m is a 1:20/100m pace, that’s excellent. Given your description on breathing difficutly is certainly the exchange is not quite right yet. The source of the lack of...
Forum: Freestyle 08-11-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,428
Hey Gorp2007, That’s great to hear! That...

Hey Gorp2007,

That’s great to hear! That slippery feeling is the foundation of balance your have built, now you’re working with a stable platform. The “slot to skate” is part of the new sequence...
Forum: Freestyle 08-11-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 9,175
Hey Suzanne! My mentor and coach!! You back? Or...

Hey Suzanne! My mentor and coach!!

You back? Or better said, welcome back! What brings you back? Coming back to TI? You still coaching and how are you doing?

Stu
Mindbodyandswim.com...
Forum: Freestyle 08-09-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 9,175
Where did this come from? Shroom talking about...

Where did this come from? Shroom talking about me again and taking out of context, "Coach Dougal"? I recall the coupling vs connection language in a post somewhere but "coupling" was in the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-08-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 9,175
This thread/post is hard to follow, scattered all...

This thread/post is hard to follow, scattered all over the place, but will do my best to answer your questions:

First though, as a mechanical engineer, you post subjective material to support an...
Forum: Freestyle 08-07-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 9,175
Zt, I have to giggle on this one, and your...

Zt, I have to giggle on this one, and your response is why I avoid this drill. If you need to use this many words to describe what it does, there’s really no point to the drill. I would suggest...
Forum: Freestyle 08-07-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 9,175
ZT, If you’re an engineer of any discipline, you...

ZT,

If you’re an engineer of any discipline, you know to compare tests in the same scenario or environment to get valid results, otherwise inconclusive. Using inconclusive testing to support an...
Forum: Freestyle 08-07-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 9,175
ZT, Terry sinks in the one arm drill since he’s...

ZT,

Terry sinks in the one arm drill since he’s not wearing fins like the swimmer doing the “SS unco drill” wearing fins. So you’re putting a right and wrong context, one wearing fins and one not...
Forum: Freestyle 08-07-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,428
Hi Gorp2017, Expanding on Inge's response. It...

Hi Gorp2017,

Expanding on Inge's response. It sounds like you're using the 10 lesson dvd, spear-switch. Switch drills are difficult and we use more for refinement since they can be easily executed...
Forum: Freestyle 08-07-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 9,175
ZT, six years? Triathlon, open water or pool...

ZT, six years? Triathlon, open water or pool comp? Where are your from, what pools do you swim, open water, ocean or lake - both?

Re: Unco. This is what SS has named the single arm drill - short...
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