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Forum: Freestyle 09-21-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,176
Posted By Rincewind
Which fins?

I've been using zoomers to help with drills as I have a really bad ankle flexibility, but I find they are heavy so my balance feels totally different when I take them off.

Any suggestions what a...
Forum: Freestyle 07-31-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,887
Posted By Rincewind
Oh really? I didn't even realize it was following...

Oh really? I didn't even realize it was following some commercial method, I thought it was just some enthusiast trying to share his methods with the swimming community.
Forum: Freestyle 07-31-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,887
Posted By Rincewind
Yeah high over water recovery is one fault,...

Yeah high over water recovery is one fault, kicking is another, I don't think he does a strict 2BK, but still I wish I was as smooth as that!!

A lot of the finer points are missing, but he managed...
Forum: Freestyle 07-31-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,887
Posted By Rincewind
Nice video!

haven't been to this forum in a long time. but just came across this video and wanted to share. Not official TI, but worth watching IMO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTAF3OFhzdA
Forum: Freestyle 03-20-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 4,377
Posted By Rincewind
Actually one interesting point from that video is...

Actually one interesting point from that video is when he goes into skating position, even with his amazing buoyancy his head is still completely under water.

This is something that always bothered...
Forum: Freestyle 03-16-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 5,792
Posted By Rincewind
Hahah, despite all the splashing and fishtailing...

Hahah, despite all the splashing and fishtailing that looked like some pretty good SPL!!
Forum: Freestyle 03-13-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 5,792
Posted By Rincewind
To add to all other points, your entry point...

To add to all other points, your entry point could be a bit further in front of your head. As a reference look at Terry's entry in the classic TI video...
Forum: Freestyle 03-12-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 4,377
Posted By Rincewind
I like this one by the same...

I like this one by the same uploader.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJFk0y3euOQ

The lady in the next lane is definitely an experienced swimmer, by my count she does 22 strokes per length which is...
Forum: Freestyle 03-07-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,343
Posted By Rincewind
Lifting head a little too much when breathing....

Lifting head a little too much when breathing. Try to keep one goggle always under the water.

Something is not quite right with your catch, your stroke arm seems to slice back too fast underwater...
Forum: Freestyle 09-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 3,251
Posted By Rincewind
I was considering the same question a while back...

I was considering the same question a while back and I think that to get into a good tumble turn position and execute it properly you need to work some additional muscle groups.

So in my opinion...
Forum: Freestyle 08-28-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,422
Posted By Rincewind
Random video found on the internet.

The man on the right is obviously 'The slowest swimmer ever'. The one on the left seems pretty decent from this distance other than the fact that he rolls his head too much from side to side.

Have...
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,398
Posted By Rincewind
No, I think you were right in posting it. It can...

No, I think you were right in posting it. It can only help TI to improve their workshops.

I am sure TI wants everybody to leave the workshop with the feeling that it was time well spent. If in your...
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,398
Posted By Rincewind
Well, I think you need to have realistic...

Well, I think you need to have realistic expectations. I've never done a workshop or met with any coach face to face. But I have definitely learned a lot from this forum and by following up on...
Forum: Freestyle 08-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,399
Posted By Rincewind
Same as a 19 min 1.5k swim makes me want to cough...

Same as a 19 min 1.5k swim makes me want to cough my lungs out =)
Forum: Freestyle 08-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,399
Posted By Rincewind
Interesting question. I don't have an answer to...

Interesting question. I don't have an answer to it, but just would like to add an observation with an example.

Observation is that when comparing yourself with an elite athlete don't underestimate...
Forum: Freestyle 08-16-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 9,881
Posted By Rincewind
If it has nothing to do with SS then where did...

If it has nothing to do with SS then where did you get the term 'overglider' from? =). SS invented the 'overglider', I don't recall anybody else using that label before them.

But anyway ignoring SS...
Forum: Freestyle 08-11-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 7,961
Posted By Rincewind
I think your biggest problem is dropping your...

I think your biggest problem is dropping your leading arm too soon, for example look at the attached screenshot from your video.

Your recovering arm hasn't entered the water yet, but your leading...
Forum: Freestyle 08-07-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 7,008
Posted By Rincewind
High intensity interval training like 100m...

High intensity interval training like 100m repeats, short enough so that you don't sacrifice technique.
Forum: Freestyle 08-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,372
Posted By Rincewind
Hmm well I was kind of hoping for a more concise...

Hmm well I was kind of hoping for a more concise explanation, but thanks! lol

Maybe if I state what my current focal points are you could tell me if I am right or wrong...

1. Relaxed rythmic...
Forum: Freestyle 08-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 5,433
Posted By Rincewind
Agree with all of the comments above, lifting the...

Agree with all of the comments above, lifting the head a bit too high when breathing.
Forum: Freestyle 08-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,372
Posted By Rincewind
Hi Charles! Not really a question related to...

Hi Charles!

Not really a question related to your workshop, but more about this video in your blog:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSkHh3CLle0

I've been doing this drill lately to try and improve...
Forum: Freestyle 04-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 2,192
Posted By Rincewind
Ice is still water. =)

Ice is still water. =)
Forum: Freestyle 04-16-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 5,665
Posted By Rincewind
If you lose fat you become less...

If you lose fat you become less bouyant.

Hopefully the weight loss happens gradually enough so that the balance readjustment comes naturally.

But if you have been on a diet or followed some other...
Forum: Freestyle 02-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3,353
Posted By Rincewind
Some people are just natural floaters, their legs...

Some people are just natural floaters, their legs don't sink even if they are perfectly still in the water.
Forum: Freestyle 02-03-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,782
Posted By Rincewind
Yeah I know exactly what you mean, those early...

Yeah I know exactly what you mean, those early balance drills are extremely hard to do without a good kick. I went through exact same stages as you did, i.e. trying small fast kicks and getting tired...
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