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Forum: Freestyle 09-07-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,994
Posted By madvet
Could you explain a little more about what you...

Could you explain a little more about what you mean by "I feel stretched" ?? It doesn't sound clear to me.
Forum: Freestyle 08-16-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,748
Posted By madvet
Who are the people who have died? They list 14 of...

Who are the people who have died? They list 14 of them so I think it would be useful to find out more about common factors.

I think there are some things that are missing --

An assumption that...
Forum: Freestyle 03-09-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 22,267
Posted By madvet
The sports analogy that I think is appropriate is...

The sports analogy that I think is appropriate is throwing a baseball. A pitcher uses the hips as the basis of the throw, but noone would claim that the ball gets propulsion from the hips. But...
Forum: Breaststroke 01-28-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 7,004
Posted By madvet
The book (...every body) is very well organized,...

The book (...every body) is very well organized, especially the breaststroke section. I think there are several pointers you are looking for about the kick that are in the book and not so much in...
Forum: Freestyle 01-27-2011
Replies: 161
Views: 38,985
Posted By madvet
The Bernoulli principle only works when you are...

The Bernoulli principle only works when you are going about 200 mph in air. I am not actually sure it works in water at all, because of the incompressibility factor. But, anyway, it is irrelevant...
Forum: Freestyle 01-19-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 5,865
Posted By madvet
It can help to do a drill half a length or a...

It can help to do a drill half a length or a whole length and then go to whole-stroke in order to incorporate that skill.

Focal points can be used while you are doing whole-stroke.

No matter what,...
Forum: Freestyle 01-10-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 5,150
Posted By madvet
I think the switch drills would help immensely,...

I think the switch drills would help immensely, to get the timing of your arms correct. Look at the TI logo -- you want that arm extended as you bring your elbow up and begin to spear.
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 01-06-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 6,082
Posted By madvet
About the shoulder see posts of mine from several...

About the shoulder see posts of mine from several years ago about avoiding internal rotation of the arm and wrist. Probably like your "spaghetti" thing.

The tension you are feeling that is tiring...
Forum: Freestyle 01-06-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 5,150
Posted By madvet
Could you tell us if you have done any work yet...

Could you tell us if you have done any work yet with the TI drills or techniques?
Forum: Freestyle 12-03-2010
Replies: 138
Views: 101,680
Posted By madvet
TI doesn't teach breathing per se, as you say,...

TI doesn't teach breathing per se, as you say, the drills develop proper balance in order for it to happen.

But, I don't think it is a red herring. Visualizing the surface (visualizing in the sense...
Forum: Freestyle 12-02-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,633
Posted By madvet
In general, if there is a slight asymmetry in the...

In general, if there is a slight asymmetry in the rhythm of the stroke chances are that there other issues might be more productive to be concerned about. However, it can be a clue that you have some...
Forum: Freestyle 12-02-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 14,152
Posted By madvet
Swimming's main propulsion is the pulling arm,...

Swimming's main propulsion is the pulling arm, assisted somewhat by kicking. As you said, spearing hands don't propel, hips don't propel, corkscrew torsos don't propel.

The thing is that the body...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-23-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 10,637
Posted By madvet
I originally liked the idea of zen switch. To...

I originally liked the idea of zen switch. To me, it was sort of like, "you have to DO this in order to make everything come together right, not just mechanically go through the motions."

But, I...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 11-06-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3,566
Posted By madvet
One of the biggest issues between pool and open...

One of the biggest issues between pool and open water is the opacity of most open water. Getting more open water practice is helpful. But another factor in a race is the noise on top of that. ...
Forum: Freestyle 11-05-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,622
Posted By madvet
Remember though that the slower you go the more...

Remember though that the slower you go the more likely you are to try to use your feet to maintain your balance, flailing out with them with your feet wide apart. This can become a bad habit real...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 11-01-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 9,899
Posted By madvet
I forgot -- the answer is "B"

I forgot -- the answer is "B"
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 11-01-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 9,899
Posted By madvet
Exactly. This is what it comes down to. Anyone...

Exactly. This is what it comes down to. Anyone having difficulty "running out of air" needs to focus on this -- NOT on fitness level.

Breathing correctly SHOULD feel like this.
Forum: Freestyle 10-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,432
Posted By madvet
Stick with it, what you are doing is right. ...

Stick with it, what you are doing is right. Kicking with the same-side foot is wrong.

It is slower because you aren't used to it yet. Keep working on it and it will work out.

And remember, low...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 10-06-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 47,208
Posted By madvet
I am definitely not an expert on this. In dealing...

I am definitely not an expert on this. In dealing with a mild shoulder strain I focused on not rotating my hand "internally" (that is, leading more with the little finger side and keeping my palm...
Forum: Freestyle 10-01-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 5,691
Posted By madvet
What are your other times, such as 100, ....? ...

What are your other times, such as 100, ....? Are these times in meters or yards?
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-26-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,558
Posted By madvet
It sounds exactly like my experience in...

It sounds exactly like my experience in August.

Coming into it, I was unfit, because of recurring sinus infections and commitments at work. Further I was overweight because of that. The sinus...
Forum: Freestyle 09-26-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 5,691
Posted By madvet
sweet spot -- it has been the experience of many...

sweet spot -- it has been the experience of many TIers that are lean, and since you are Indian (I think), chances are you are very lean, that they have trouble with the back floating in sweet spot. ...
Forum: Freestyle 09-24-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 4,155
Posted By madvet
Oh, and the focus I use instead, is to "float...

Oh, and the focus I use instead, is to "float like a lillypad."

A lily pad flattens out on the surface of the water to buoy itself up. But it doesn't try to extend past its natural boundaries.

You...
Forum: Freestyle 09-24-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 4,155
Posted By madvet
I think extending the shoulder is...

I think extending the shoulder is great.

However, I have found that if you emphasize that too much, or extend for too long a time, that you tend to overrotate. I also would tend to push down on the...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 09-19-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 8,503
Posted By madvet
First, it is total baloney that this is a...

First, it is total baloney that this is a conditioning issue -- I am overweight, unfit, and asthmatic, and I can swim 2 miles without getting out of breath.

Either you are holding your breath, or...
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