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Forum: Freestyle 01-02-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 32,285
Posted By CharlesCouturier
Hi Sclim, been a long time. Thanks for your kind...

Hi Sclim, been a long time. Thanks for your kind words.

Yes, your description is about right, although it is very intuitive for the person performing the sculling gesture to dictate the kicking...
Forum: Freestyle 01-02-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 32,285
Posted By CharlesCouturier
Hi Sclim, been a long time. Thanks for your kind...

Hi Sclim, been a long time. Thanks for your kind words.

Yes, your description is about right, although it is very intuitive for the person performing the sculling gesture to dictate the kicking...
Forum: Freestyle 12-31-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 32,285
Posted By CharlesCouturier
funny that you should reuse these demo clips to...

funny that you should reuse these demo clips to support an argument in favor of some form of sculling to reduce slip. I think it's a very sound exemple, as these folks (first, Thibeault, a French...
Forum: Freestyle 06-01-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 5,542
Posted By CharlesCouturier
Weird, well yes and no. For some people (read a...

Weird, well yes and no. For some people (read a lot of people), synchronizing 3 kicks per half cycle, i.e. 6 per cycle is easier said than done. It doesn't come naturally. I believe it's tied to the...
Forum: Freestyle 05-27-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2,252
Posted By CharlesCouturier
I'm experiencing this distinction applied to...

I'm experiencing this distinction applied to swimming here (and which makes a lot of sense) to other sports, such as cycling/triathlon with very high level athletes. This even has a considerable...
Forum: Freestyle 05-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,509
Posted By CharlesCouturier
Spot on. In fact, good backstrokers throw their...

Spot on. In fact, good backstrokers throw their arm back. So that'd be the opposite of a patient hand there. In other words, they don't just rely on gravity (i.e. the arm would be falling just...
Forum: Links and References 05-25-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,838
Posted By CharlesCouturier
Hi Salvo, well I didn't have much expectation....

Hi Salvo, well I didn't have much expectation. After all we're talking about a remote area here up north. Don't get me wrong. TI has followers everywhere including there I'm sure, but not necessarily...
Forum: Freestyle 05-25-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,016
Posted By CharlesCouturier
To be honest, and in an attempt to keep matters...

To be honest, and in an attempt to keep matters simple, I'd say that once you can achieve this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHJdSGLXW7c

No need to further develop flexibility.

Now one might...
Forum: Freestyle 05-25-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,163
Posted By CharlesCouturier
Almost as clean, probably just as good I say...

Almost as clean, probably just as good

I say probably because it's hard to tell. As you know, since you're leaving your foot down, if it goes outside the tunnel opened by your body, that's drag.

I...
Forum: Freestyle 05-24-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,163
Posted By CharlesCouturier
If you don't switch to this kicking pattern, you...

If you don't switch to this kicking pattern, you can no longer maintain a clean 2bk at higher rate. So yes, if he wants to gain some speed, at some point this is a natural outcome.
Forum: Freestyle 05-24-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 5,760
Posted By CharlesCouturier
Getting rid of a scissor kick if you have one, or...

Getting rid of a scissor kick if you have one, or improving body position if your lower body sits too low can sometimes also result into breakthrough progress.

Congratulations, well done!
Forum: Freestyle 05-24-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,464
Posted By CharlesCouturier
The answer to this as far as I am concerned is...

The answer to this as far as I am concerned is boringly simple. Listen exclusively to your feelings. Ignore most other metrics (time, efficiency indicators, etc). For me (as well as for many many...
Forum: Freestyle 05-24-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,016
Posted By CharlesCouturier
Nice find, lot of valuable advises.

Nice find, lot of valuable advises.
Forum: Links and References 05-12-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,838
Posted By CharlesCouturier
Anyone lives near Blue Mountain Village ON

Hi, I know I know I've been quiet for months now, and I'm back to ask for a favor... Yeah I'm this sort of friend ;)

By any luck, anyone lives near Blue Mountain Village, North of Ontario?
Forum: Freestyle 01-28-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 7,857
Posted By CharlesCouturier
Em I allowed to a few feedback on your...

Em I allowed to a few feedback on your clips?

First, thumbs up for the care put in producing this sequence. It could hardly get any better. Lots of interesting underwater views. Awesome.

Something...
Forum: Freestyle 01-27-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,040
Posted By CharlesCouturier
Impossible to tell based on these stills. What...

Impossible to tell based on these stills. What you identify as being a probable problem may actually be a nice feature, i.e. passing the elbow correctly to transition from pull to push. In other...
Forum: Freestyle 01-23-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 10,975
Posted By CharlesCouturier
One other thing I may like to add about Shinji...

One other thing I may like to add about Shinji though, on goodwill. I'm very glad to state this.

What strikes me isn't as much the way he swims, but rather the way he swims given that he doesn't...
Forum: Freestyle 01-23-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 10,975
Posted By CharlesCouturier
Now that... truly depends on whether one wants to...

Now that... truly depends on whether one wants to book it real fast or not. For example, given neutral conditions (not favorable, not dis-favorable), achieving 5hfat (about 1:30/100m) would require,...
Forum: Freestyle 01-23-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 6,034
Posted By CharlesCouturier
I think I didn't understand the instructions. I...

I think I didn't understand the instructions. I texted (using a smart phone) to 22828, but the message TIBOOK couldn't be delivered.
Forum: Freestyle 01-23-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 10,975
Posted By CharlesCouturier
It can be misleading to calculate things this...

It can be misleading to calculate things this way. Add 3 turns, + DPS loss throughout the 100m (especially if he's maxed out on the first 25). Most swimmers shine their best on a single 25m totally...
Forum: Freestyle 01-22-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 8,741
Posted By CharlesCouturier
Most of what Bowman commented on Phelps doesn't...

Most of what Bowman commented on Phelps doesn't really fit the reality; something that never fails to puzzle me. Things get much worst at fly though, where Bowman sometimes describes and focus on the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-21-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 10,445
Posted By CharlesCouturier
I'm glad you find some answers in her works....

I'm glad you find some answers in her works. Without being able to quantify the forces in presence, I will remain shy of pretending knowing / understanding all that's to be understood about this...
Forum: Freestyle 01-15-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 10,445
Posted By CharlesCouturier
I have not tried your dry meals yet, but promised...

I have not tried your dry meals yet, but promised myself I would before beginning of my next 10 class strip (beginning 2nd week of feb).

Arrrggg I wish you lived closer. You'd be of a great help in...
Forum: Freestyle 01-15-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 10,445
Posted By CharlesCouturier
Your statement makes sense, in that it's...

Your statement makes sense, in that it's difficult to dispute. Because yes in some regard, if the pull floats, then some force can be applied against it. So at that level, I can't disagree, since I...
Forum: Freestyle 01-13-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 9,673
Posted By CharlesCouturier
Yes, that's exactly how I try to teach the free,...

Yes, that's exactly how I try to teach the free, with an abnormal focus on this phase.
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