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Old 05-14-2013
wie wie is offline
Join Date: Feb 2013
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Thank you very much for your reply!

Originally Posted by haschu33 View Post
If I was to give you an advice I'd say: don't get fixated with SPL, and don't get fixated with speed.
Thanks for the advice.
I hope I am not fixated on SPL. But I use it as an indicator if I am improving. SPL should become better over time, if balance and streamlining improves.
I train just as you suggested with your list. I concentrate on one issue at a time. I already noted a few problem areas:
- does your lead arm go down when you are breathing?
Sometimes a bit, still a concentration issue.

- do you over-rotate in breathing strokes?
Sometimes, still a concentration issue. Breathing generally is a problem area. I am not sure what exactly the problem is, but sometimes I either don't breathe out enough under water or I don't breathe in enough.

- are the legs quiet between kicks?
I actually never ever paid attention to my legs.

There's one interesting thing you mentioned:
"do you pause before starting the recovery?"
When I concentrate on low SPL, I have a little pause during my recovery. My arm is already in the air, but I'm still gliding. So I am moving it a little slower than normal.

Another thing is my head. When I really leave it hanging down I think it is too far down. When I am stretching my arm and my cheek should feel my arm (superman), I have to raise my head a bit. When I really let it hanging down it seems to me that streamlining is not optimal. I try to have my head horizontal, like Terry in this video:
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Old 04-26-2014
Leroy005 Leroy005 is offline
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Welcome to the forum.
Me also a newbie for this site and just joined this forum.
Here I am looking for some help about the swimming. Hope I will get all necessary help at this board.
Adam Prowse Personal Trainer,
2/539 High Street Maitland,
New South Wales 2320, Australia
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