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Old 10-27-2012
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Default 2 beat kick - video after 2 weeks practice

Find below a link to a video I took yesterday.

This is my second week of trying to implement the 2BK. I'm finding it very difficult.

As you can see there is a lot to work on (not just on the 2BK). I welcome any advice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz2Z02GqgDg
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Old 10-27-2012
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My take on this:

1. Legs and hips are two low. Seems you're just dragging them along.

2. Kick is two wide and all over the place. Need to keep it tight, like you're kicking in a bucket.

Pull looks good.
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Old 10-27-2012
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Find below a link to a video I took yesterday.

This is my second week of trying to implement the 2BK. I'm finding it very difficult.

As you can see there is a lot to work on (not just on the 2BK). I welcome any advice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz2Z02GqgDg
You seem to have the general idea of the co-ordination. Use your video to critique the front half of your stroke and assess your balance skills in each plane.

I think the 2bk will improve itself when you fix these other things.

Great to take the video though it helps so much to see yourself swim. What we feel we are doing and what we are actually doing are always so different.

I'm well overdue some video feedback of my own stroke.
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My take on this:

1. Legs and hips are two low. Seems you're just dragging them along.

2. Kick is two wide and all over the place. Need to keep it tight, like you're kicking in a bucket.

Pull looks good.
In TI Coach training, we practice the "happy sandwich" feedback with directed focus on the task the swimmer was trying to accomplish. This is more than just a "feel good" exercise. The swimmer gets feedback on whether or not he is closer to his goal focus...not how far he is from perfect.

So...to the OP, your timing looks great, you have a distinct kick from the opposite leg leading to the spearing of the opposite arm. WELL DONE!!

Focus on starting a few super man glide to swims with the legs quiet & drafting behind you with no effort at an overt kick and see if you can quiet them a bit. Then add the gentlest flick in the same timing as above to see if you can improve streamlining while maintaining timing.
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"The swimmer gets feedback on whether or not he is closer to his goal focus...not how far he is from perfect."

Thanks for informing me, CoachSuzanne. I'll try and remember that whenever I comment next.
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"The swimmer gets feedback on whether or not he is closer to his goal focus...not how far he is from perfect."

Thanks for informing me, CoachSuzanne. I'll try and remember that whenever I comment next.
Great, I hope I wasn't too cranky with you. ;) Your comments were technically correct, but could be constructively improved to help the swimmer better. :)
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"you have a distinct kick from the opposite leg leading to the spearing of the opposite arm. WELL DONE!!

Is the kick done with the leg diagonally opposite to the pull arm, or in line with the pull arm ? e.g. as right arm, shoulder & hip drive forward, right leg kick too ?

Thanks

Martin
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Thanks to all for the feedback.
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Andy:

I can see my front to back balance is not right, ie hips to low. I assume the other plane your talking about is the rotation? What could I improve here?
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Ay matey, examine the path your left hand takes; it is on a wide track. Nice! Your right hand enters on a narrow track, but immediately moves to a wide track. I think that slight motion compromises your balance. "Listen" to your hand and enter wide just like the other hand. Hopefully, my advice doesn't lead you astray as I am also learning how to swim.
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