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Forum: Freestyle 01-21-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,814
Posted By Willem
Okay thanks for your answers, I conclude that...

Okay thanks for your answers,

I conclude that you can have always some principles to start from and then make some small changes according to your own charasteristic body and development of your...
Forum: Freestyle 01-20-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,814
Posted By Willem
Headposition?!? Totally submerged or at 45°

Hi folks,

I'm practising TI for more than one year now, took part on a workshop and TI made my stroke a lot smoother and relaxed!!
But lately I'm doubting about my headposition.

According to the TI...
Forum: Coach Blogs 11-17-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 18,668
Posted By Willem
hope it comes to Europe soon!

hope it comes to Europe soon!
Forum: Freestyle 11-06-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,014
Posted By Willem
TI in traditional master swimming group?

Hi I'm member of a triathlon club. Most members swim together 3 to 4 times a week and most af them swim very good and can swim very fast and long. The swim coaches are teaching the traditional way...
Forum: Freestyle 08-12-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 7,372
Posted By Willem
I guess this was what I wanted to hear!!! Thanks...

I guess this was what I wanted to hear!!!

Thanks for your comments!
Forum: Freestyle 08-12-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 7,372
Posted By Willem
[QUOTE=fjconti72;4859]Hi Willelm, By reducing...

[QUOTE=fjconti72;4859]Hi Willelm,

By reducing drag, the effort being equal, you will go faster irrespective of the speed you aim for. Imagine putting a parachute behind a Ferrari. If you remove that...
Forum: Freestyle 08-06-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 7,372
Posted By Willem
Speed vs. economic swimming

Hi is this assumption correct according to you?

TI is primarly focusing on economic swimming and because you save energy, you can swim a bit faster and moreover you can hold your speed longer on...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 07-29-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 10,765
Posted By Willem
Hi Greg, it's a pity you're living quite far....

Hi Greg,

it's a pity you're living quite far. Indeed, TI seems not very popular in Belgium!
Hope this will change!

Have fun with the TI!
grts
Willem
Forum: Freestyle 01-09-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 3,264
Posted By Willem
timing for workshop

Hi,

last year I did some 1/4 triathlons and 1/2 tria. Currently I'm training
to complete a full IM in July. I'm considering to take part on a workshop
in the UK. But I wonder if it wouldn't be...
Forum: Freestyle 01-09-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 16,476
Posted By Willem
I tried the visualisation of the rubber band and...

I tried the visualisation of the rubber band and it helps me a bit more.
So thank you for that!
Now focusing to get out the tension out of my legs.
If I do the superman glide, my legs are tense also...
Forum: Freestyle 01-01-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 16,476
Posted By Willem
Thanks for the good suggestions to excercise my...

Thanks for the good suggestions to excercise my kick.
Chiswimmer, you can be right too. I'll try the balancedrills without fins again!

'The kick must come from the hips and not from the legs.': It's...
Forum: Freestyle 12-27-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 8,623
Posted By Willem
Yes, that seems a good idea! I'll try that! grts

Yes, that seems a good idea! I'll try that!
grts
Forum: Freestyle 12-27-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 16,476
Posted By Willem
Getting better ankle flexibility will take years...

Getting better ankle flexibility will take years I think.
When I practise with fins my kick feels a lot better, but as soon as I remove them, my legs sink and I my kick isn't good enough to keep my...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 12-26-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 10,765
Posted By Willem
TI members in Belgium??

Hi,

the TI technique fascinates me a lot. But for me it seems a long way to master the technique without a TI coach or a TI training buddy. So hopefully there is someone
in my region. I live at the...
Forum: Freestyle 12-26-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 16,476
Posted By Willem
How to practise a good kick?

Okay folks,

my kick is very poor and this causes a lot of other problems too! In the TI philosophy a kick board is a banned tool!

So how can I practise on developing a good kick?!?

Are there...
Forum: Freestyle 12-26-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 8,623
Posted By Willem
You're right, it makes a ka-plunk sound!!...

You're right, it makes a ka-plunk sound!! :-))
and I also think my knee is too much bend when I'm kicking! Another thing to focus on!! I'm not sure which leg breaks the surface (the kicking leg or...
Forum: Freestyle 12-26-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 8,623
Posted By Willem
Hi Radswim, 1. indeed I have a steep and deep...

Hi Radswim,
1. indeed I have a steep and deep leading arm. But that's something I can not change because I have to keep my balance in the water.
2. I didn't notice a deep head position but maybe this...
Forum: Freestyle 12-26-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 8,623
Posted By Willem
I'm doing a 2 beat kick Shuumai. You can be...

I'm doing a 2 beat kick Shuumai. You can be right, because if I kick with fins, I really have to focus on not splashing the water, so that's maybe because my legs are too high which results in a...
Forum: Freestyle 12-25-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 8,623
Posted By Willem
I have the same problem, although I wonder if it...

I have the same problem, although I wonder if it is really a problem?!? My shoulders are not lithe so I have to hold my leading arm quite low. I also use fins for the drills. Any tips or is the...
Forum: Freestyle 12-10-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 4,458
Posted By Willem
indeed a very good article about the...

indeed a very good article about the subject!
Thanks
Forum: Freestyle 12-10-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 4,458
Posted By Willem
How high do you hold the piercing hand in the gliding position?

hi folks,
on videos on you tube, from several TI coaches, you can see some differences after their hand entry. Most of the coaches glide with their leading hand close to the water surface. Some...
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