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 05-13-2009
CoachEricDeSanto CoachEricDeSanto is offline
TI Coach
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 384
CoachEricDeSanto
Default

msloper,
I feel your pain on the slowing down. When I first started TI training, I got so into focused, slow swimming that I forgot how to speed up. It took along time to get my speed back. It will come when you get solid with your stroke and start doing some tempo work again. It is hard to be patient. When you feel consistent in your stroke, start playing with holding s/l as you very gradually increase tempo. The speed comes very quickly in that phase.

The spearing is the shape of the arm. The idea is simply that you want your whole arm to enter one whole in the water and carry as few bubbles as possible. As for the speed of the arm, I believe the arm should gradually increase in speed from setting the catch through the end of the spear so the spear is the fastest part of the arm stroke. However, when most people think about the speed of the arm, they end up punching the water without attaching their body to the motion. I like to say "speed is your enemy, momentum is your friend." Not much works in the water that is punchy. Smooth movements with weight behind them are much better.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-14-2009
weinzwei weinzwei is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 54
weinzwei
Default

Thanks Dave, i will focus on the spearing and streamling more and let you know my progess.

Thanks,

Jon
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-14-2009
pinda pinda is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 33
pinda
Default

When spearing should my hips follow my shoulder?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-15-2009
daveblt daveblt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 820
daveblt
Default

You want to try set your rhythm in your hips not your shoulders .Relying on your shoulders to set you in motion could cause an injury.


Dave
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-15-2009
CoachDave's Avatar
CoachDave CoachDave is offline
Coach
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 249
CoachDave
Default Hip drive into spearing

Think of a good baseball swing- You don't hit the ball and then spring the hips. Initiate the spearing from the hips and it will help you find the right angle in spearing. Doing this in reverse will actually use different muscles and move the shoulder joint through a very different range of motion that is mor prone to injury.
__________________
Dave Cameron
Total Immersion Master Coach
Head Coach- Minneapolis YWCA Otters and Masters and MN Tri Masters
www.ywcampls.org/ti
www.ywcampls.org/otters
www.distancedave.com
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-15-2009
pinda pinda is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 33
pinda
Default

Thanks I will try using my hips instead.
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 02:19 AM.


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