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Forum: Freestyle 09-16-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3,784
Posted By sclim
No, you don't need to convince me further -- I...

No, you don't need to convince me further -- I fully agree with your logic. In fact, use the infinitesimal calculus approach and imagine the swimmer undergoing variations of, say, + and - 1/4 mph. He...
Forum: Freestyle 09-16-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 7,089
Posted By sclim
The often expressed criticism of TI swimmers (not...

The often expressed criticism of TI swimmers (not that I am necessarily seeing this attitude his discussion here) is that they just swim slowly misses the points that these slow TI swimmers may not...
Forum: Freestyle 09-16-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3,784
Posted By sclim
Reading between the lines, I think to myself, you...

Reading between the lines, I think to myself, you mean, all my obsessive taking notes, trying to micromanage all the exacting details of how to grab that extra millimetre of length on each stroke, by...
Forum: Freestyle 09-16-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 8,300
Posted By sclim
It seems you have pretty definitive replies from...

It seems you have pretty definitive replies from 2 responders.

Again, what is the problem actually with this forum as things stand right now?
Forum: Freestyle 09-16-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3,784
Posted By sclim
OK, so how does she do it?? "slipfactor is...

OK, so how does she do it??


"slipfactor is minimised by low drag, high traction, little speedvariation."


That's it??
Forum: Freestyle 09-13-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 12,014
Posted By sclim
Just to be clear, you are suggesting that for...

Just to be clear, you are suggesting that for less experienced swimmers who don't have a feel for the rhythm to shorten the lead hand extension and, presumably, also the patient lead hand wait, and...
Forum: Freestyle 09-09-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 12,014
Posted By sclim
From a purely time-management...

From a purely time-management competition-improvement point of view, there may be some logic in that mathematical model. After all, for the mainstream type of swimmer who is slowish, and swims the...
Forum: Freestyle 09-07-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 12,014
Posted By sclim
Haha, so glad to hear that 3 of my mentors whose...

Haha, so glad to hear that 3 of my mentors whose insights and advice have helped so much still have frustrations and setbacks like I do. And somewhat humbled by the knowledge that you guys are...
Forum: Freestyle 09-04-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 13,877
Posted By sclim
I, too had a love-hate relationship. I hated...

I, too had a love-hate relationship. I hated something about it, now looking back I realize it was insecurity, it was hating my incompetence and being somewhat discouraged by it, and hating the cold...
Forum: Freestyle 07-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3,982
Posted By sclim
Wow, Zenturtle, I've been following multiple...

Wow, Zenturtle, I've been following multiple threads and intricate descriptions of mechanics of rotation, recovery and catch setup for years, but this is the first time I've understood such a...
Forum: Freestyle 07-14-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,913
Posted By sclim
Werner: are you saying that TI swimming (with its...

Werner: are you saying that TI swimming (with its emphasis on fish-like efficiency) minimizes the visual and acoustic signature of an injured fish or aquatic mammal, and is thus safer, theoretically,...
Forum: Freestyle 07-12-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3,982
Posted By sclim
Oops, I said it wrong. I meant internal rotation...

Oops, I said it wrong. I meant internal rotation of the humerus. Pronation, of course occurs below the elbow, and would not help to achieve a vertical or near vertical forearm, which would require...
Forum: Freestyle 07-12-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3,982
Posted By sclim
I stepped slowly through your description, and...

I stepped slowly through your description, and from what I understand, you are saying that you can get the similar effect of arm pronation (internal rotation of the humerus on the glenoid fossa, i.e....
Forum: Freestyle 07-12-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 4,199
Posted By sclim
It sure can happen like that. I just returned...

It sure can happen like that. I just returned from a 93k bike ride today with all kinds of side and head wind, and found that I've finally got much better in biking efficiently in aero position,...
Forum: Freestyle 06-27-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 21,122
Posted By sclim
I have been intermittently lurking as take a...

I have been intermittently lurking as take a break from swimming while regrowing skin after a high speed bike crash 3 weeks ago.

I seem to have created a monster with my innocent original post! But...
Forum: Freestyle 06-20-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By sclim
@enkidu: If at all possible I would highly...

@enkidu: If at all possible I would highly recommend a real live TI hands-on coach. The books and videos are great, but a real live coach should be able to correct you in errors sooner than you might...
Forum: Freestyle 06-19-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 4,199
Posted By sclim
Are you saying that the "patient keeping on skate...

Are you saying that the "patient keeping on skate edge" style pays even more dividends in open water than in the pool because being on edge mitigates the resistance and drag of chop and currents?
Forum: Freestyle 06-19-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 5,726
Posted By sclim
Wow: that really seems like a huge...

Wow: that really seems like a huge turnaround.

Has the dial-down in dangerous intensity workouts happened universally? Or, I guess I should ask, what are the elite, Olympic and International...
Forum: Freestyle 06-17-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 5,726
Posted By sclim
I was wondering about Rachel Vanscoy doing the 6...

I was wondering about Rachel Vanscoy doing the 6 beat kick. Was this just for the demo, or is this her habitual kick during long distance too?
Forum: Freestyle 06-17-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 21,122
Posted By sclim
Nice trick, Tom. Strong visual and emotional...

Nice trick, Tom. Strong visual and emotional imagery to base the mental focus on!
Forum: Freestyle 06-17-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 21,122
Posted By sclim
Exactly! Now to practice and concentrate until...

Exactly!

Now to practice and concentrate until we can do it 100% of all strokes, all the time. The task of a lifetime.
Forum: Freestyle 06-15-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 21,122
Posted By sclim
I've seen this a couple of times before, and I...

I've seen this a couple of times before, and I always learn something more each time I watch it again. Terry does allude to the many moving parts -- force, speed, angle, timing, stroke rate as...
Forum: Freestyle 06-12-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 21,122
Posted By sclim
I'm glad you too see the puzzle in this. Your...

I'm glad you too see the puzzle in this. Your tentative conclusions are noted with interest, as is your stated limitation in the analysis of Terry's film. Over time, perhaps, with some reflection,...
Forum: Freestyle 06-11-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 21,122
Posted By sclim
Having followed the trail of your various...

Having followed the trail of your various experiments and your current conclusions, I'm not sure what to think. Not so much as to what your efficiency is -- your objective data measured as SPL in the...
Forum: Freestyle 06-02-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 21,122
Posted By sclim
My understanding of that is a little more...

My understanding of that is a little more nuanced. Swimming (in a streamlined position) UNDER the surface creates less overall drag than BREAKING the surface at the same velocity.

So the problem...
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