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Old 05-28-2013
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Default MOELFO - The swimust donkey TI guide for dummies

MOELFO = momentum + elbow + forearm !

Momentum:
Use the momentum of the entering arm in the water to start the catch.

Elbow:
Move your elbow forward to catch (do not move your forearm backwards!).

Forearm:
Push water with your forearm during acceleration phase.
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I found again the "CoachSuzanne silky way" of the stroke :)

These were my ONLY Three focal points that I worked on today! Do them and you are silky smooth! I am now practicing memory exercises to remember only these 3 focal points. If I remember them, then I am good for a real TI swim! :)

I did easy 13 SPL (25m) just by following these 3 focals. It was slow but I was not slowing down deliberately.
I am trying to make it as easy as possible on my brain, so I came up with those 3 essentials.
Any good?


P.S. - To think that only a week ago I was still thinking that the body rotation is dragging the arm "somehow", and the body rotation leads the stroke!...
In the last 3 days I have finally put the horses in front of the carriage and not the other way around. I kept the carriage ahead of the horses for a "very long" time... embarrassing! but better late than never :)
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Old 05-29-2013
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Default I'll try this

Thanks for the advice Swimust.
I'll focus on this in the pool tomorrow and see how it goes!
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Old 05-29-2013
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Thanks for the advice Swimust.
I'll focus on this in the pool tomorrow and see how it goes!
I just did "try and error". I first tried with focusing on moving forearm backwards while also moving elbow forwards, then tried different timing (I.E. - elbow starts before forearm starts, or vise versa), then I still didn't find the easy feeling so I just tried the easiest option which is not moving the forearm at all, and it worked. I focus on the forearm only during acceleration phase. During the catch, the elbow does the work of moving the forearm.
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