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Forum: Freestyle 06-20-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 16,663
Posted By DD_l_enclume
I'm wondering how close to real swimming is that...

I'm wondering how close to real swimming is that dryland drill.
My concern is the body rotation vs lead arm timing.
It looks to me in that drill that catch only starts when rotation change...
Forum: Freestyle 04-27-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 6,573
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Charles, I think your lawn mower video shows that...

Charles,
I think your lawn mower video shows that as well.
Only you can tell whether the move in swimming is similar.
But if it is, then it helps understand how body rotation helps bringing *easy*...
Forum: Freestyle 04-27-2013
Replies: 144
Views: 44,658
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Being into ultra, I guess you read *THE* bible...

Being into ultra, I guess you read *THE* bible (Born To Run).

The author did not run at the begining, only a few miles. And did not enjoy it.
He was taught how to run (and enjoy it) and actually...
Forum: Freestyle 04-27-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 16,349
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Lovely video indeed. But something strikes me :...

Lovely video indeed.
But something strikes me :
1) How come an Olympic swimmer is *learning* to swim the TI way. Surely, she had an efficient stroke before, right ?
2) How come an Olympic swimmer is...
Forum: Freestyle 03-31-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 14,463
Posted By DD_l_enclume
That's huge ! Do you feel that's something she...

That's huge !
Do you feel that's something she would had achieved on her own, being self coached ?
If so, in what time frame ?
What did you do in that 60min time frame ? Touch her to let her feel...
Forum: Freestyle 03-30-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 14,463
Posted By DD_l_enclume
I hope so Charles. That thread was another one of...

I hope so Charles.
That thread was another one of yours that's going to land in my bookmarks.
Please keep thinking, asking and posting : that's good organic vegan food for our brain.
Forum: Freestyle 03-30-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 14,463
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Can't it just be that you spent 10 years swimming...

Can't it just be that you spent 10 years swimming at an early age (I dunno, like 10), and she just started a few month ago?
We old learner will never be able to sustain that pace "with a kick board...
Forum: Links and References 02-07-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 8,480
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Was looking for the update as well yesterday, but...

Was looking for the update as well yesterday, but could not find that thread.
Might be related to the recent spam on the forum.

Was interesting though.
That's very annoying.
Forum: Freestyle 01-07-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 7,525
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Hi Doc, Happy new year ! First, when you say...

Hi Doc,
Happy new year !

First, when you say tucking in the pelvis, is that the image on the right (b) of this link...
Forum: Freestyle 12-11-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 10,791
Posted By DD_l_enclume
This really comes down to a cultural matter. And...

This really comes down to a cultural matter.
And that is very interesting in this international forum to read the different culture.

In my country, same as what Caro said : you never mention you're...
Forum: Freestyle 11-03-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 51,376
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Thanks Charles, I do move (slowly) forward, but...

Thanks Charles,

I do move (slowly) forward, but next time I'll try to evaluate the timing of sculling vs rotating first.

What I remember from this afternoon though is that I need to send my arm a...
Forum: Freestyle 11-03-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 51,376
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Hey Charles, How would you describe a well...

Hey Charles,

How would you describe a well executed IR drill ? Is that feeling-based ? speed ?
I mean, I've been trying that a few times already.
It feels quite good to me.
But not sure it *is* as...
Forum: Freestyle 10-23-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 51,376
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Saw that same experience on TV a couple of weeks...

Saw that same experience on TV a couple of weeks ago.
Cat vs man.
The cat -> just like Richard said.
The man did rotate a little bit with no anchor. But the best he could achieve was landing on his...
Forum: Freestyle 10-22-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 9,923
Posted By DD_l_enclume
I have the same experience frequently. I usually...

I have the same experience frequently.
I usually try to introduce my feet in between bellys to reach the wall.
That's even better if you happen to have long toenails :-)


What about a flip turn...
Forum: Freestyle 10-21-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 9,923
Posted By DD_l_enclume
I know another protocol, different from A and...

I know another protocol, different from A and B.
The one when someone circle without touching the wall.
Like, on a 25m pool, stopping 5 m before each wall, and then changing as if it touching an...
Forum: Freestyle 10-03-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 22,555
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Image of what I meant attached. I think I'm even...

Image of what I meant attached.
I think I'm even worse at drawing than at anatomy.
How come Picasso made millions of $ with such things.

Anyway, the left shows the right arm extented, and the arrow...
Forum: Freestyle 10-03-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 22,555
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Andy, About this 9-3 position. If I understand...

Andy,

About this 9-3 position.
If I understand correctly, that means the elbow is pointing to the side.

But doesn't that mean that the forearm would be parallel to the bottom if was to achieve a...
Forum: Freestyle 10-01-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 9,072
Posted By DD_l_enclume
I felt that during my first 5k race a year ago....

I felt that during my first 5k race a year ago. It was long and painful, but at some point, I *felt* the catch. And that lasted until the end.
But it never occured to me that this was related to my...
Forum: Olympics 08-23-2012
Replies: 95
Views: 62,594
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Charles, Like Talvi, I also wonder what is...

Charles,
Like Talvi, I also wonder what is "Hide-the-foot" ?



Is that right ?
can you explain a bit more please ?
Forum: Freestyle 07-29-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 20,710
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Ho man, that last 50 ! Awesome !

Ho man, that last 50 !
Awesome !
Forum: Freestyle 07-26-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 10,385
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Hello EnergieSolaire, I'd say that a fare lot of...

Hello EnergieSolaire,
I'd say that a fare lot of people here are open minded and spend as much time on this forum than on "this other one".
At least the one who do not consider a swimming teaching...
Forum: Links and References 02-28-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 5,099
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Can you wear it on your wrist when swimming in OW...

Can you wear it on your wrist when swimming in OW ?

Last time I tried a GPS watch (no specifially designed for swimming), I had to wear it on my head under my cap because the GPS signal was lost...
Forum: Freestyle 02-09-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 18,231
Posted By DD_l_enclume
Andy, In this video, Shinji is swimming up to TT...

Andy,
In this video, Shinji is swimming up to TT 1.0 (at the end)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUkf1FI4Toc

Do you see the 6/8-TI timing ?

To me, the ratio looks the same as its leasury pace. That...
Forum: Freestyle 01-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,733
Posted By DD_l_enclume
I almost missed that post. It deserves its own...

I almost missed that post. It deserves its own thread.
That lady is amazing. Looks so relaxed.

I have a question about this drill (and Dave's one) : that woman demonstrates an outstanding catch with...
Forum: Freestyle 12-20-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 6,848
Posted By DD_l_enclume
I've used such a watch under my cap (gps waves...

I've used such a watch under my cap (gps waves can't go through water), and that was fun afterwards to see the path on the map.

It's less accurate that when running though, because some data point...
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