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Forum: Freestyle 04-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 8,296
Once again, nice work Coach Stuart, now how about...

Once again, nice work Coach Stuart, now how about Terry? Great stuff.
Forum: Freestyle 04-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,533
Why does your kick go out of sink with your...

Why does your kick go out of sink with your spearing arm sometimes? In the Hackett and Yang videos I ALWAYS see their opposite foot driving the opposite spearing arm at the exact same moment,...
Forum: Freestyle 02-27-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,889
4 Beat Kick

Hi Eric,

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the common kicks are 2bt, 4bt and 6bt. If TI uses a 2bt kick, then the 4bt kick utilizes the 2bt kick (bigger with hip drive, weight...
Forum: Freestyle 02-27-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,889
Relaxed Head

Hi Stuart, Lars,

No, my head is totally horizontal neck relaxed. To get my legs to drag behind, with no bend at the waist, I either have to stiffen my entire body, locked at the core, then I look...
Forum: Freestyle 02-27-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,889
Legs Sinking/Bend At Waist/Hinging

Hi Lars,

Your swimming looks good! However I had to chime in because a few of the problems you are having are so similar to mine. I have been wrestling with the dropping, sinking, legs resulting in...
Forum: Freestyle 02-25-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 25,464
Legs are "tuned."?

Shinji,

Thanks so much for your replies and info. Could you please elaborate on what you mean by legs are "tuned."

Also, I notice on one of your SG videos that your outstretched arms have your...
Forum: Freestyle 11-04-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,628
Pointing Toes

Yea, Shinji and Terry point their toes. Since I'm a runner and a biker we are notorious for having stiffer ankles than swimmers. There's stuff on the internet about this, and Louis Tharp talks about...
Forum: Freestyle 11-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,628
Not pointing your toes enough!

Not pointing your toes enough!
Forum: Links and References 08-09-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,921
NYC Triathlon

Two more swimming deaths, thoughts and comments?

This is one of the rare times I believe in more rules and regulations.

How about USAT stepping up to the plate, and instead of charging 10 bucks a...
Forum: Racing 07-31-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 10,199
Yes

Inspirational to say the least!
Forum: Freestyle 07-07-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,816
I'm an ex sub 3 hour marathon runner so I know...

I'm an ex sub 3 hour marathon runner so I know about aerobic. Do you think it would help to me warm up by swimming a certain routine? Yes, I would like more details on anaerobic switching over to...
Forum: Freestyle 07-06-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,816
"FinFlappinFlounder" Here

Hi all,

Just a quick nervous post. I am swimming the "Steelman" OWS this Sunday at Lake Nockamixon, PA. I am doing the coed relay, where the 3 of us are swimming one mile each for a total of 3...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 05-21-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,768
Terry, How do I find "swimming holes" similar to...

Terry,

How do I find "swimming holes" similar to yours, in northeast PA, I'd be willing to drive an hour just to find a fresh water lake w/out chemicals and State Park restricted swimming...
Forum: Freestyle 02-12-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 8,839
Coach EricD

I related to your response a lot.

Thanks, Rich
Forum: Freestyle 02-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,924
Steamlined

In response to the video of Ryan Lochte.

As streamlined, straight, and as sleek a fuselage that I've ever seen.

Also, hips and pelvis up out of the water (Shinji) helping with propulsion...
Forum: Freestyle 02-07-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 12,911
Hi Suzanne, Sorry if I don't quite get it, I...

Hi Suzanne,

Sorry if I don't quite get it, I could use some more words to describe this picture, I take it is during the "crossover"? Is the "forearm flop" occurring at the end of recovery, and the...
Forum: Freestyle 02-04-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 12,911
Nice!

Nice! Nice! Nice!
Forum: Freestyle 02-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,380
Hi Suzanne, Thanks for staying...

Hi Suzanne,

Thanks for staying interested.



Yes, Blue Note Records asked me to rewrite a song by the late, great, jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan. So, I took a funky jazz song and smoothed it out. The...
Forum: Freestyle 02-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,380
Hi Kevin, Thanks for your kind words and...

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for your kind words and thoughtful insights, and taking the time to address each of the issues I listed. I'll be including all of your observations into my drills. Yes, I'm an ex...
Forum: Freestyle 02-02-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,380
Alas you can:...

Alas you can: http://www.finisinc.com/s.nl/c.1144330/it.A/id.107/.f

Then go to iTune Store and buy "The Cool Side" by Pieces Of A Dream and transfer to the mp3 player, or I could just send you an...
Forum: Freestyle 02-02-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,380
I like this "word picture" a lot. Just got back...

I like this "word picture" a lot. Just got back from the pool, my legs are starting to settle down. It's such a boost in speed when the legs are inside your shoulder width, and not moving too much...
Forum: Freestyle 02-01-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,380
New Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNtMc3Su7oo

Same problems:

1) Over active legs, can't control my left leg while right foot kicks (remnant of a scissors kick), I keep saying to myself, "toe flick,...
Forum: Freestyle 01-26-2011
Replies: 161
Views: 39,682
It moves forward all the time. Which doesn't...

It moves forward all the time.

Which doesn't mean that the correct angle will not give us a benefit. But the benefit is (neglecting the contribution to our overall movement cycle) that it creates...
Forum: Freestyle 01-14-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,623
Thanks

Thanks for all your thoughtful replies and suggestions. I am listening and thinking. I really don't swim whole stroke all that much, I usually just practice, spear switches, core balance, and...
Forum: Freestyle 01-14-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,623
Starting to roll, what does that mean? Not...

Starting to roll, what does that mean? Not waiting for my recovery hand to enter the water? Or my body starting to rotate prematurely?

Thanks, Rich
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