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Old 02-26-2011
Lawrence Lawrence is offline
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Default Breathing to your weak side v strong side

I'm interested in how much of a difference people feel, in terms of ease.

I've been doing a lot of work on feeling equal ease regardless of which side I breathe to, as part of a longer term project to achieve perfect symmetry (well, you have to try). Recently my weak side has become my strong side, which I think means I'm getting somewhere.

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Old 02-26-2011
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I'm interested in how much of a difference people feel, in terms of ease.
No difference. But that took a few years. Earlier, breathing was one-sided, with typical head lifting.
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On land, I have about 10 degrees less neck rotation to my non-dominant side, which carrys over to less ease when breathing to that side in the water.
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Very at ease breathing to my right (strong) side. Have not the same ease to the left. I work on the left side but not consistantly. My cop out is that I dont swim open water thus dont have to navigate.
However I can now get to some kind of ease quicker on the left than in the past. On film, breathing bilaterally I am almost symetrical, but the ease is not equal.
May we swim with ease at the speeds we choose.
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Old 02-26-2011
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I feel a big difference. I have three kind of strokes: a non breathing stroke (almost the same both sides), a left breathing stroke and a right breathing stroke. Those two are really different. I don't know what it is, but it feels like one has nothing to do with the other.

I do a lot of work on my weak left breathing side.
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