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Old 07-12-2012
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Default How To Practice Balance Underwater

I will try this tomorrow but I know now that I can't do this.

What do folks think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=bK4S8zD3pkk
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Seems to me that I spend a lot of time swimming with less than full lungs, so I don't see why I should balance with full lungs.

At 1:45, they're practicing balance out of the water:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=tgKsfFY6CRE#!

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I will try this tomorrow but I know now that I can't do this.

What do folks think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=bK4S8zD3pkk
Best to practice linear and lateral balance in the water, although dry-land drills do help build muscles that support spine stabilizers.

Here are two videos from Shinji, Superman Glide (head to toe, linear balance) and Skate (side to side, lateral balance). These are two foundation building drills.

Superman Glide:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwV7aik6doM

Skate:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz-46LZ6atQ

It's important to take in a full tank of air and exhale slowly with head down in water during the drill.

Enjoy!

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I don't believe that all people can float; it depends on body fat and muscle composition, so a skinny man will have a tough time keeping his legs from dropping, no matter how relaxed he is in the arms and back.

I'd love to see a clip of a "borderline natural floater", who can just manage to float when relaxed, and then have them deliberately tense-up, and see them sink.
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Everyone can float as long as lungs have air. Learning to balance over lungs though will be tougher for some than others. Dense legs will drop, Shinji's does too - just start again and hold as long as possible
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