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Forum: Freestyle 05-23-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,966
Posted By Louis Tharp
A low stroke count can be achieved by increasing...

A low stroke count can be achieved by increasing power or decreasing drag.

If a swimmer increases power to reduce stroke count, by incorporating a strong kick or pull, heart rate will go up and...
Forum: Links and References 03-18-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 6,874
Posted By Louis Tharp
Try This

RegeneMax. It's capsules. You can get it online or from alternative medicine docs. Made by Xymogen, Orlando, FL.

Works for me. Two a day. Gave me nails like nails.

Louis...
Forum: Freestyle 02-27-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 12,591
Posted By Louis Tharp
Hi Suzanne: I had surgery in 2005 to reattach...

Hi Suzanne:

I had surgery in 2005 to reattach my infraspinatus and grind down my acromia which was fraying my bicep tendon. Took six months off, focused on PT with no swimming, came back in 2006...
Forum: Freestyle 02-12-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 4,132
Posted By Louis Tharp
Hi Suzanne: My best friend in high school and I...

Hi Suzanne:

My best friend in high school and I used to say, "Do you walk to school or carry your lunch?"

I used to think that was illogical until I read the post above.

Hang in there.
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 01-27-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 4,150
Posted By Louis Tharp
Inhaling is the important part, except for exhaling

Inhaling is the important part. Like voting in Chicago -- inhale early and often.

Inhale as soon as you can for as long as you can. Timing a breath in triathlon is when somebody's elbow is not in...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 01-25-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 94,651
Posted By Louis Tharp
Yes. Get a nose clip

Yes, you look like a dork. Yes, it's sometimes uncomfortable. Yes, you look like a dork.

But get it.

I spent years taking medications, traveling to see specialists, worshiping with shamans, having...
Forum: Freestyle 01-10-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 5,403
Posted By Louis Tharp
She Drove Her Coaches Nuts

Ha. True. She drove her coaches nuts and proved them all wrong.

She is one of several examples of swimmers who find the fast way through the water on their own.

But unlike Dick Fosbury who...
Forum: Freestyle 01-10-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 5,403
Posted By Louis Tharp
He's A Poster Boy...But For What?

Thanks Lawrence. Great video of Scott Neyedli.

He's either the perfect poster boy for Blue Seventy, or for the perfect poster boy for someone who needs to take a TI swim clinic.

He is the living...
Forum: Freestyle 01-06-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 6,176
Posted By Louis Tharp
Hard Facts

Don't be too hard on yourself. Take this one step at a time. You learned what you know from a book. For some of us that's like learning to paint by reading the Benjamin Moore brochure.

Try holding...
Forum: Links and References 01-05-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 14,915
Posted By Louis Tharp
2011 Goal

Feel energized when I get out of the water.

Blog:
http://www.totalimmersion.net/blog/blogger/Louis%20Tharp/


TI Profile:
http://www.totalimmersion.net/component/comprofiler/userprofile/Louis%20Tharp
Forum: Freestyle 01-05-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 6,882
Posted By Louis Tharp
Drills?

I think you're both doing very well. Swimming from a book, for some people, is like performing brain surgery blind-folded. You haven't mentioned drills you're doing or have done. Can both of you let...
Forum: Freestyle 01-04-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5,258
Posted By Louis Tharp
Thanks for the kind words, Pat. I'd love to know...

Thanks for the kind words, Pat. I'd love to know if you find similarities between dancing and swimming -- emotionally and physically. Can you link to Robert's and my profiles for people who don't...
Forum: Freestyle 01-04-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,352
Posted By Louis Tharp
How fast do you want to swim for this event?

How fast do you want to swim for this event?
Forum: Links and References 12-24-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 18,215
Posted By Louis Tharp
Hi Terry: Keep going.

Hi Terry:

Keep going.
Forum: Freestyle 12-19-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 8,466
Posted By Louis Tharp
Hi Dan: Make life easy on yourself. Look at the...

Hi Dan:

Make life easy on yourself. Look at the black line at the bottom of the pool and breathe every three strokes. This will accomplish two goals. It will keep your head in line with your body...
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