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Forum: Freestyle 02-26-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 12,698
Posted By davidprice
Hi foo!, I think I see what you mean, "the body...

Hi foo!,
I think I see what you mean, "the body has to be strong". In the Manadou clip I see a relationship between the motion of her shoulders and feet. I think this is the perfect venue to share...
Forum: Freestyle 02-24-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 11,173
Posted By davidprice
RE. to Zen and Fooboo

I never thought about the axis perpendicular to the direction of travel. How it all comes together is really quite amazing when it feels right and works well.

The idea of using the whole leg and...
Forum: Freestyle 02-23-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 11,173
Posted By davidprice
timing and spear..

My two cents on the discussion on the value of the 'spear' portion of the freestyle stroke sounds interesting for sure. A while ago a video of Laure Manaudou surfaced,...
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 11,173
Posted By davidprice
more on strength...

Like many enthusiastic about TI I came from a running background. What I have not heard much of, in this string of conversation, is how 'strength' relates to the ability to continue when the lactic...
Forum: Freestyle 02-13-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,535
Posted By davidprice
Comment on your video...

OK, first I trust you care a lot about your swimming to share your video. Prior to TI in 2003 I was in the same boat, er swim lane excuse me. But, that swim lane led me to TI, and eventually to a...
Forum: Freestyle 02-07-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3,706
Posted By davidprice
Reply to critque...

It looks like you have a pretty good start down the lane to a very nice TI freestyle stroke. I think the comments on refining the recovery and the anchor of your hand and fore arm prior to the...
Forum: Freestyle 02-07-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By davidprice
lifting head?

Talvi,
I think you're right. In a few frames, viewed from below, her head disappears when she turns her head to breathe. It may be more prominent when she breathes on her left side.

Do you suppose...
Forum: Freestyle 02-05-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,334
Posted By davidprice
Great Video!

Mike,
Excellent example of somebody that does it right, in Ian Thorpe. I agree, he is not a bad example if you were to analyze his mechanics in the water.
Thanks Mike.

Dave P.
Forum: Freestyle 01-29-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 4,777
Posted By davidprice
Pull or Anchor?

It sounds like a mix of traditional terminology (pull, move water, and S pattern), and TI that instructs to find the most relaxed place (sweet spot) for the arm and hand placement then anchor it. ...
Forum: Freestyle 11-04-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,885
Posted By davidprice
Nice work Streak!

I think your video shows that you have put a lot of mindful practice in the water. I have/had a kick like you so I understand a bit about where you are right now, good call Stuart.

On a similar...
Forum: Freestyle 10-23-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 33,282
Posted By davidprice
Talvi Gets it.

I think Talvi said 2 things that make high sense; 1) That the head position needs to be, what I would call traditional 'hiding your head'. That was a term used in an early TI video. Then 2) Opening...
Forum: Freestyle 09-26-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 5,628
Posted By davidprice
Sherry, I know exactly what you are describing. ...

Sherry,
I know exactly what you are describing. I recently got back to drilling and the underswitch has become a key for me. The focal point of flicking the foot opposite the spear hand, i.e. right...
Forum: Freestyle 02-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3,041
Posted By davidprice
What goes up must come down....

I think what you're saying is if your head is lifted a bit you start to 'slip', i.e. legs sink. It took me quite a while to learn not to lift my head at all. There was an expression 'a laser beam...
Forum: Freestyle 10-14-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,668
Posted By davidprice
More on Wide Tracks

Dear GAIN,

In the video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC8ZZ...eature=related
I understand how you could see that the hand enters near the head. I think in the view 'head-on' the hands enter at...
Forum: Freestyle 10-05-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 24,217
Posted By davidprice
Dear Slow....

Enjoying the experience is essential! Speed is something else only if you watch the clock or want to be first from the water in a tri.

One of the best tips I received was to form a 'c shape' after...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 10-05-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 4,635
Posted By davidprice
Air is good!

Getting enough air really just developed for me this past summer. Yes, it can be a challenge I agree.

1) The first thing that helped me was to make sure my head was in the right location in the...
Forum: Freestyle 09-30-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5,123
Posted By davidprice
Why fists work!

Check this out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8egC7PbOME&feature=related

A really good 'catch' employs the use of your forearms. By holding your hands in a fist, or by using fist gloves you are...
Forum: Freestyle 09-30-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5,123
Posted By davidprice
Physics202, video review

Absolutely!, you have made significant progress in 4-5 months. I think the comments you have recieved are also very good.

1) One thing I liked particularly is the absence of either kick-splash or...
Forum: Freestyle 09-27-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,551
Posted By davidprice
How much skating...?

As some of the discussion indicated the skate drill can be useful when revisited from time-to-time. For instance this Summer I was having difficulty with breathing on my right side. Rather than...
Forum: Butterfly 12-31-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,632
Posted By davidprice
More core on dry land

Yeah, land drills are great. Here in New Hampshire the water is frozen solid!
So last winter I got into doing isometric exercises centered on abs, plank, and simulating 2bk. After exploring that...
Forum: Freestyle 12-31-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 4,140
Posted By davidprice
High elbow + low hand =....easier!

Absolutely, the elbow plays a key role in the efficient stroke for sure!
Minimizing stress and wear on the shoulder is safe and prudent for any swimmer intent on spending as much time as possible in...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 12-30-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 11,019
Posted By davidprice
Smile Hey Long-hair!

Very interesting thought. So, do you feel a difference from very short hair (fuzz), about a 1/2 inch, to completely shaved?

It reminded me of a sign a boss kept on his wall. "The Lord made a few...
Forum: Freestyle 12-30-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,140
Posted By davidprice
Been there 2

Hi Spdhiman,
All very good thoughts and advice. The last comment by Donh about extending is an excellent thought, and I have advised the same to some people I coached last year. The long...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 12-28-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 11,019
Posted By davidprice
Smile dolphin kick?

Vol,
Are still exploring the dolphin kick?
I may not be an expert at it but I think I know it when I see it. When I coached some swimmers this past fall I worked with them to do an extension drill. ...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 11-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 30,490
Posted By davidprice
Hi Ron! Thanks for sharing your exercises with...

Hi Ron!

Thanks for sharing your exercises with me. The ball around the back sounds unique, as I prefer free wieight activity to machines.

My therapist gave me a new exercise where I hold a towel...
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