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Old 02-27-2009
rwilkes rwilkes is offline
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Default "Pressing your buoy"

Hi all,

In the book, Terry introduces the concept of pressing your buoy into the water to aid in balance drills. I might be the only one on here who needs to ask this !! - but what does this literally mean ???

Do i lean my chest into the water ???? Press my chest down ???? If i try to do this, i find my head then is out of line and to counteract this, i am finding that i am looking slightly behind straight down ( if this makes sense !!!), with my chin going down towards my chest.

I know balance is key to TI and for a beginner like me, these balance drills are going to be very hard to come by - your thoughts would be great.

Have a good day!

Last edited by rwilkes : 02-27-2009 at 07:29 AM.
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Old 02-27-2009
Rhoda Rhoda is offline
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This phrase comes from the original book, written in 1995. Now the emphasis is on keeping the neck relaxed and straight so that the weight of the head balances out your legs.
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Old 02-28-2009
daveblt daveblt is offline
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Here is another thread on the "press the buoy " from several weeks back.This is something that I still think about and do when I swim.

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