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Forum: Freestyle 02-22-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5,057
Posted By MarkkuS
I think itīs a mistake thinking a low SPL is your...

I think itīs a mistake thinking a low SPL is your best cruising speed. You are seeking the highest speed for least effort. SPL doesn't show what your effort is. Instead it's your heart rate (=your...
Forum: Freestyle 05-22-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,003
Posted By MarkkuS
I think this video is...

I think this video is useful:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NphQCsEikiU
Forum: Freestyle 04-05-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4,647
Posted By MarkkuS
The coaches can only point in which direction to...

The coaches can only point in which direction to go (or swim :-)), but we must find the way on are own.

I think it's also important to swim often.

After years of plateauing, I now see some progress...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 04-03-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 5,273
Posted By MarkkuS
Here in Sweden learning to swimming...

Here in Sweden learning to swimming (breaststroke) is mandatory in the school.
Forum: Freestyle 03-20-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,688
Posted By MarkkuS
I know bilateral breathing is good to learn, but...

I know bilateral breathing is good to learn, but it's more important to develop your basic swim technique first.

My experience with this is to forget all thoughts on breathing patterns. Until your...
Forum: Freestyle 03-19-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 6,472
Posted By MarkkuS
So it's better to increase TT until you get the...

So it's better to increase TT until you get the desired SPL?

I'm now doing pyramid training (4x25m, 3x50m, 2x75m, 1x100m) and try to keep my SPL through the sets. But I get exhausted, and sometimes...
Forum: Freestyle 03-12-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 6,472
Posted By MarkkuS
Doesn't this also mean that the body rotation...

Doesn't this also mean that the body rotation should be fast (snap). It should alternating between left and right sides fast, and then in the side position most of the time.

Sometimes I read about...
Forum: Freestyle 03-08-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 6,472
Posted By MarkkuS
It's possible to film your self.

It's possible to film your self.
Forum: Freestyle 02-08-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,680
Posted By MarkkuS
Float in a horizontal position, with the arms in...

Float in a horizontal position, with the arms in a correct slightly down position.

Is is this a useful ability? I can almost do this, but I still have to kick (very) little to keep my legs up.
Forum: Freestyle 07-07-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 7,015
Posted By MarkkuS
I bought this Snorkel, because others gave...

I bought this Snorkel, because others gave positive reviews.

I have tried to get used to it, but have not succeed.
It's very easy to get water in it, and inhale the water.
So I have stopped using...
Forum: Freestyle 04-09-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,681
Posted By MarkkuS
Exactly. Even if I asked the question, I...

Exactly. Even if I asked the question, I understand nobody can't say what the right amount is for me.
Right now I only go swimming once or twice in a week, one hour each time. I think that's to...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 04-07-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,267
Posted By MarkkuS
A simple improvement program

I found this old article from 2003: http://archive.totalimmersion.net/2003%20articles/jan/easydoesit.html

It this program a good approach for a beginner, or should it be combined with for example...
Forum: Freestyle 04-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,681
Posted By MarkkuS
I like to swim, but I also want to bike during...

I like to swim, but I also want to bike during the summer season. And during the winter season I also do aerobics training.
So much to do, so little time available.
Forum: Freestyle 04-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,681
Posted By MarkkuS
How many times a week?

How many workouts a week are needed in order to improve your technique?
Some says you need to train a least 3 times a week.
Forum: Freestyle 04-06-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,694
Posted By MarkkuS
I was at the pool today and did lot of SG and...

I was at the pool today and did lot of SG and kick drills. After an hour of drilling, I checked my SPL in a 25 m pool, and got down to 16 with a quiet relaxed stroke. Which is the lowest value I ever...
Forum: Freestyle 04-04-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,694
Posted By MarkkuS
One more problem which I wasn't aware...

One more problem which I wasn't aware of!

Suddenly I will begin to understand why I'm so slow, despite all TI training I have done during YEARS! It's not easy to be your own coach.
Forum: Freestyle 04-03-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,694
Posted By MarkkuS
Thanks for the advice. I will try this. One...

Thanks for the advice. I will try this.
One problem I have my posture, is that had a back injury many years ago. It makes my breast back little bended forward, which make straightening more difficult...
Forum: Freestyle 04-02-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,694
Posted By MarkkuS
Low head, result low hips? I thought it was the...

Low head, result low hips?

I thought it was the other way, high head result low hips.
Forum: Freestyle 04-02-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,694
Posted By MarkkuS
Thanks for your opinion. Yes, my hips are low. I...

Thanks for your opinion. Yes, my hips are low. I was very surprised when I saw the video, as I thought I had a good balance.

I will definitely going to do the Superman drill more often now, and your...
Forum: Freestyle 03-31-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,694
Posted By MarkkuS
Yes, it think my balance is a problem, even I...

Yes, it think my balance is a problem, even I always thought I had a good balance!
I have practised TI many years but I'm slow. But as the video shows, maybe my balance is my biggest problem.
The...
Forum: Freestyle 03-30-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,694
Posted By MarkkuS
Critique My Stroke

These clips are taken after a 2 day TI-clinic at Örebro, Sweden 24-25 mars 2012:

Under: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Z-Zys4ipc

Front: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKwj3aHuwLw

Side:...
Forum: Freestyle 06-12-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4,716
Posted By MarkkuS
It's big difference between cycling and skating....

It's big difference between cycling and skating. In skating you have to glide. In cycling you can "glide" (stop pedalling), but it's ineffective.

But the interesting question is: Do gliding...
Forum: Freestyle 06-12-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4,716
Posted By MarkkuS
I agree, but it can be said about everything,...

I agree, but it can be said about everything, including TI.



It's a big difference between air and water.
Forum: Freestyle 06-12-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4,716
Posted By MarkkuS
I have no problem of understanding what they...

I have no problem of understanding what they mean. It's quite obvious to me.

Quote: When you add an element of glide into your stroke you introduce a pause. That hurts your rhythm. Imagine riding a...
Forum: Freestyle 06-12-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4,716
Posted By MarkkuS
Glide or not to glide

In order to lower your SPL, one advice told here and shown on TI-video clips, is to glide. I know that your most effective SPL is not your lowest, but little higher.

But a conclusion I have got from...
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