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Forum: Freestyle 01-14-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 4,478
Posted By tstick14
tired shoulders... bad technique?

Just throwing this out there to see what opinions people have.

I find that while swimming my shoulders are getting tired while holding the spear position during the stroke. I wonder if it is...
Forum: Freestyle 06-10-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,713
Posted By tstick14
First video post

Hey all,

Here are two links to me swimming. Was on vacation playing in the pool and had my wife record me so the pool is short and video not great. I have the Freestyle Made Easy dvd and I'm a...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 06-10-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 16,894
Posted By tstick14
rushriser- since posting this thread I have...

rushriser-

since posting this thread I have completely moved to the point of never having water up my nose. I found it mostly had to do with trying to breathe too soon, or not exhaling all the way...
Forum: Freestyle 05-13-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,398
Posted By tstick14
difficulty understanding catch/rotation

I've had my speed bumps learning TI which it seems most of us do and is part of learning TI.

I seem to be having a hard time wrapping my head around the tie between rotation and the...
Forum: Freestyle 04-26-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 9,022
Posted By tstick14
An update here. I have much improved on getting...

An update here. I have much improved on getting to air sooner to allow for more breathing time. That nod drill certainly helped. I found that I wasn't following my shoulder to air immediately, but...
Forum: Freestyle 04-21-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 9,022
Posted By tstick14
Thanks everyone for their input, lots to think...

Thanks everyone for their input, lots to think about and work on. I went swimming this morning and found my hang up seems to be breathing while my arm is stroking in the air. Not sure if mentally I...
Forum: Freestyle 04-16-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 9,022
Posted By tstick14
Thanks for all the support, sometimes I think its...

Thanks for all the support, sometimes I think its good for people to vent sometimes it leads to progress. I find my best days are the breathing technique days since by the end it gets easier. I...
Forum: Freestyle 04-16-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 9,022
Posted By tstick14
So frustrated!

Been swimming TI since early Jan. using the Freestyle made Easy DVD. I've self taught myself, met with a fellow TI swimmer once which complimented me on good technique, but why can't I swim?

SG...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 03-29-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,065
Posted By tstick14
Sounds good, I'll be the other tall guy probably...

Sounds good, I'll be the other tall guy probably wearing some fire dept related shirt.
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 03-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,065
Posted By tstick14
This next Thurs (3/31) works. I'll meet you at...

This next Thurs (3/31) works. I'll meet you at the West Y 10:00? What lesson are you at? Like I stated I'm on 4, my breathing stinks, but I need someone to look at my rotation and hand/arm...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 03-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,065
Posted By tstick14
I've never been to the West Y myself, but it is...

I've never been to the West Y myself, but it is closer to my house than the Nampa Center. I just go there because I'm a city employee and get a discount. Don't know if the Y has a 50m or 25m. ...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 03-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,065
Posted By tstick14
Frog Good to see someone else in the area doing...

Frog

Good to see someone else in the area doing TI. I suspect there are more, but not on the forums to make contact. Let me know when you come down and I will see if it works with my schedule. I...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 03-17-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,065
Posted By tstick14
Boise/Nampa, ID

Anybody in the Treasure Valley area? Would like someone to meet up with from time to time to look over skills and techniques.

Todd
Forum: Freestyle 02-24-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,470
Posted By tstick14
spearswitch spl

Out of curiosity I counted spl for spearswitch today. I ranged from 10-12 switches for a 25m pool. I'm on lesson 3 (zen skate so don't have full stroke counts yet). Is that a good number, just...
Forum: Freestyle 02-22-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,095
Posted By tstick14
one-arm switch drill

I tried the one-arm underswitch drill that is the last drill in the lesson 3 of Easy Freestyle 21st century. I may be doing it wrong but I go nowhere when I spear, but make forward progress with the...
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,442
Posted By tstick14
rotation for floatation

Just a breakthough this morning for me that I wanted to share.

I've been doing the underswitch drill (2-pause)for two sessions now, but always seemed to find myself deeper in the water after the...
Forum: Freestyle 02-11-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By tstick14
Getting dizzy

I've been learning TI for two weeks now. My first session with Superman glide and flutter was fine. The next session I started doing some core balance work. It seems all this rotation from back to...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 02-06-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 16,894
Posted By tstick14
water up nose

Brief background: when I grew up, I wore noseplugs and was encouraged to by my parents. So that set me up to never really "learn" how to swim without them. Fast forward 20 years I have now begun to...
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