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Old 05-17-2014
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Then I'll assume you are also rotating your head in order to (relatively) simulate head staying still while swimming?
Talvi, it's really, really hard to change your frame of reference like this - from one in which you move in a stationary world to one in which the world moves around you. You have to image that vertical is moving from side to side all the time. It adds enormous amounts to the mental processing you have to do.

I much prefer standing in front of a mirror so that the mirror becomes "down". You can rotate your hips, core, etc. while keeping your head facing the "down", and still see all your movements. Or even better, to swim with a mirror on the bottom of the pool, but I haven't found a suitable mirror...

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Old 05-18-2014
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Then I'll assume you are also rotating your head in order to (relatively) simulate head staying still while swimming?
LoL no, no :D I wasn't trying to turn my bed into an upside down swimming simulator! I just wanted to explore the movement of my arm, and especially my shoulder, by dummying that movement, not referencing gravity or any other frame except for that of my own body. Doing what I did is/was an easy way to do that without incurring any stress.
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