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Old 04-29-2011
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I'm glad to see more of you trying this set. When I first posted this set I suggested first slowing tempo by one-tenth, then speeding it again by the same interval.
Later I suggested doing an asymmetric version. Slow tempo by .1, then return to your starting point by .05 instead. I found I got better results this way. Letting my nervous system adapt to increasing tempo in smaller increments seems to help me maintain Stroke Length better.
If you've already tried it as a series of 25s, try it with 50s instead.

For a set of 10 x 50, you can slow tempo over the first 4, then return to your starting point over the next 6.
For example:
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.45
1.40
1.35
1.30
1.25
1.20

If you're successful at finishing the set at a lower count than you started, try again a few days or a week later, but start the set at a tempo .05 faster.
1.15
1.25
1.35
1.45
1.40
1.35
1.30
1.25
1.20
1.15
Can you hold the same SPL range as previously? If no, keep that range for your next go. If yes, start lower again on your next go.
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