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Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 10-17-2012
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Views: 5,001
Posted By steve0732
Thanks

It takes me a little longer, but I just did not want to trip coming out of the water.
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 10-09-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 5,001
Posted By steve0732
Dizzy post swim

I am swimming in a small lake near my home (Portland OR) and when I am getting out of the water, when I stand up my equilibrium is off and I kind of stager around a little. I have been hanging out...
Forum: Freestyle 06-07-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 42,584
Posted By steve0732
Coach kris I am with Rob. Yes with all the...

Coach kris I am with Rob. Yes with all the variations of diving turns etc. it is hard to compare, but us analytical types need a concrete comparison. And with enough different answers here you can...
Forum: Freestyle 06-03-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,866
Posted By steve0732
Work hard on your balance drills. When those...

Work hard on your balance drills. When those muscles get stronger you can do the drills without coming out of balance even at slow speeds. I am sure the first part of the session will focus on that.
Forum: Freestyle 06-02-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 9,942
Posted By steve0732
Lawrence, I am working at this lesson also. Just...

Lawrence,

I am working at this lesson also. Just finished the stroke where you keep your wrist in the water and then progress to getting my elbow higher where the knuckles are in the water and then...
Forum: Freestyle 05-27-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 7,481
Posted By steve0732
Swimming builds the muscle while you are...

Swimming builds the muscle while you are stretching at the same time. This lets strength increase while range of motion increases at the same time. If you were only doing pushups to increase your...
Forum: Freestyle 05-26-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 3,440
Posted By steve0732
Go to the swimming in triathalon tab instead of...

Go to the swimming in triathalon tab instead of using the freestyle tab. There are lots of questions and thoughts on sets, time and training.

Good Luck!
Forum: Freestyle 05-26-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 7,481
Posted By steve0732
Swimming has helped my shoulder flexibility...

Swimming has helped my shoulder flexibility greatly. I almost could not get my arm over the water on the crawl when I started. If you work on reaching while spearing it will help stretch the upward...
Forum: Freestyle 05-24-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 4,587
Posted By steve0732
Wade, I am a newbie also and this lesson set has...

Wade,

I am a newbie also and this lesson set has worked great for me I am on lesson 7 now.

Looking back the lessons set up balance one piece at a time starting with the easiest part gliding and...
Forum: Freestyle 05-23-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4,036
Posted By steve0732
TIJoe, I was having the same problem and a coach...

TIJoe,

I was having the same problem and a coach said that it is more balance than propulsion. I watched a youtube of Shinji doing Superman glide and he keeps balanced even when he is only moving...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 05-22-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 10,065
Posted By steve0732
Ok a question

I ask this from my 67 degree house with a blanket on.

Just a swimsuit and cap like in the video?

Wow.
Forum: Freestyle 05-22-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,169
Posted By steve0732
Borate, I am in Vancouver across the river at...

Borate,

I am in Vancouver across the river at club green meadows which is about 20 minutes from downtown Portland.
Forum: Freestyle 05-22-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,169
Posted By steve0732
Valencia near the Bay Area?

If you are at that LA fitness location you should go to the thread "find a TI training buddy". If so there are a bunch who live in the Bay area and are looking to get together. Plus there are coaches...
Forum: Freestyle 05-16-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 12,454
Posted By steve0732
Ok, I have been focused almost entirely on...

Ok,

I have been focused almost entirely on streamlining and after reading your post I realized that my streamlining difficulties are do to balance. I.e. you can't streamline without the proper...
Forum: Freestyle 05-14-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 12,454
Posted By steve0732
Mat, Even though I have only began the TI...

Mat,

Even though I have only began the TI process, the coach in me has been awakened in swimming. (I am a JV Tennis coach). After reading many threads and watching lots of TI video I can notice...
Forum: Freestyle 05-13-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 12,454
Posted By steve0732
Mat, Many thanks here also. I went back to the...

Mat,

Many thanks here also. I went back to the pool for a second time today and tried the floating drill (feet on lane marker) and realized I could let out a fair amount of breath w/o sinking. I can...
Forum: Freestyle 05-12-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 12,454
Posted By steve0732
Test results

I tried to stay very rigid in SG tensing legs, back and shoulders. I was able to sink a little less, but not much. I was very rigid. My hands and arms would leave the water and I would rotate around...
Forum: Freestyle 05-12-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 94,490
Posted By steve0732
Mat Hudson who is a TI swim teacher in Turkey has...

Mat Hudson who is a TI swim teacher in Turkey has a post in the freestyle thread which is all about sinking and how balance relates to that and some suggestions on what to do about it. It is not...
Forum: Freestyle 05-11-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 12,454
Posted By steve0732
Mat Thanks for Sharing

Balance is something to work on.

So here are my questions:

1) In the drill with your hands moulded to your hips, how do you balance? If I put my head and shoulders lower then I won't make it up for...
Forum: Freestyle 05-11-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,237
Posted By steve0732
Thanks Roldmc, I am sure my legs are down some...

Thanks Roldmc,

I am sure my legs are down some because I have tight hip flexors and my ankles are not super flexible. More work to do :)
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 05-10-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 13,561
Posted By steve0732
Charity since you are in Vancouver. Open water...

Charity since you are in Vancouver. Open water places that I know are Kleinline park (off I-5 99st.), Battleground Lake, or horseshoe lake (off I-5 Woodland exit. These will warm up quick in the sun...
Forum: Freestyle 05-09-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 6,700
Posted By steve0732
Emergere said "Breath holding activities should...

Emergere said "Breath holding activities should be reserved for dry land".

Let's use common sense. That would mean no swimming underwater, no flip turns, no diving or for not great breathers even...
Forum: Freestyle 05-09-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,237
Posted By steve0732
Thanks Borate

That was exactly the video I wanted. My flutter needs some work, not for TI, but when I am going to slow in the drills I sink or it makes them harder. I don't want to have to churn because you lose...
Forum: Freestyle 05-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 6,203
Posted By steve0732
After hearing all of your problems, I think Kens...

After hearing all of your problems, I think Kens advice is the best. Get it checked out by a doctor. If you can ask around for one that see many athletes. To many docs advise stopping all activities...
Forum: Freestyle 05-09-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,237
Posted By steve0732
Poolside kicking exercise

I saw a link and watched a kicking video where the instructor did the drill on the edge of the pool. I talked about the focus being on the instep. Now I cannot rember where I saw it. I have a poor...
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