Total Immersion Forums  

Go Back   Total Immersion Forums > Freestyle
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 03-03-2012
tomoy tomoy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 585
tomoy
Default

The fast swimmers are definitely galloping these days. I've noticed that in competitive swimming at its higher levels. Not sure how that applies to distance swimmers though, the ones doing 1500M races. Haven't watched those as carefully.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-04-2012
Ghul Ghul is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 59
Ghul
Default

As Richard commented, some degree of asymmetry is natural as everyone has
a dominant side. A site not to be mentioned actually encouraged swimmers
to try loping deliberately. I haven't really seen a convincing argument, though, as to why asymmetry which is noticeable to the swimmer, as opposed to the onlooker, should be beneficial.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-04-2012
swim2Bfree swim2Bfree is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: N. California
Posts: 179
swim2Bfree
Default

As I mentioned in a different thread, the loping you observe in elite swimmers is to facilitate oxygen uptake at high swimming intensities and/or stroke rates. If you watch these swimmers in the warm-up pool, you'll find that they are perfectly capable of swimming symmetrically.

At sub-anaerobic swim intensities, the act of breathing by itself should not preclude symmetry. However, at high strokes rates (say, 90 SPM) and intensities (say, 180 BPM), some swimmers find they need to take a little more time on their breathing side to get enough oxygen.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-06-2012
saadbox13 saadbox13 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 47
saadbox13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swim2Bfree View Post
As I mentioned in a different thread, the loping you observe in elite swimmers is to facilitate oxygen uptake at high swimming intensities and/or stroke rates.
Yep, this is really striking in the underwater footage of Sun Yan for instance.
Check it out after the 7:13 mark http://youtu.be/eRGtGlsyly0
It appears that he is pausing his kick and gliding while catching a breath, asymmetric but still extremely efficient!
__________________
Saad
http://swimsessions.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.