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Forum: Freestyle 12-10-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,613
Posted By russellw
Hi Ian, Thanks for the your comments! I would...

Hi Ian,

Thanks for the your comments!

I would certainly agree with you, for many swimmers time, pace etc., is an aim. For someone like me who competes as an age group triathlete, time is important...
Forum: Freestyle 12-10-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,613
Posted By russellw
No clock watching = greater satisfaction

Hi everyone,

Just thought I would share my thoughts and feelings after today's session.

Recently I have been reading a lot of Terry's swimwell blog, with the intention of a mindful swim, with focal...
Forum: Freestyle 12-02-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 3,442
Posted By russellw
Forgive me guys, but the "David" I was talking...

Forgive me guys, but the "David" I was talking about was coach David Shen's blogs and website....


http://www.dshen.com/blogs/training/archives/swimming

There is a wealth of information on here,...
Forum: Freestyle 12-01-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 3,442
Posted By russellw
Many thanks to you all for your...

Many thanks to you all for your replies.

Yesterday my focal point was to firm up my tummy muscles, incidently, exactly what coach Paul suggested. I seemed to be a bit higher in the water, which...
Forum: Freestyle 11-29-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 3,442
Posted By russellw
Head position and hips ....

Afternoon all

After recently reading Coach David Shen's excellent blogs, I tried someone new today, and I just wondered what your thought are on this.

David said that he changed his head position...
Forum: Freestyle 11-16-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 22,926
Posted By russellw
Hi all, There is definitely something in this !!...

Hi all,

There is definitely something in this !! Again today I felt more balanced in the water, drills felt exceptionally relaxed.

I constantly done 18 spl, turn, and 19 spl on the way back, with...
Forum: Freestyle 11-14-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 22,926
Posted By russellw
Hi all This is to Coach Ingrid, Coach Suzanne...

Hi all

This is to Coach Ingrid, Coach Suzanne and Coach David for starting this thread and to all others who have contributed.

Today I had only 5 minutes in the pool (it's a run day today !), and...
Forum: Freestyle 11-14-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 22,926
Posted By russellw
Hi all, This thread is full of great information...

Hi all,

This thread is full of great information for someone like me. I have been practicing TI for about 3 years now, drills are fine, but my stroke at times, is still a struggle.

I remember...
Forum: Freestyle 08-07-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,810
Posted By russellw
Wide tracks ? Not wide enough !

Hi all,

Just a quick observation. During my last two pool sessions, I have focused on keeping on the wide track, but being or feeling slightly wider than usual.

Due to the spear being slightly...
Forum: Freestyle 07-26-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 7,847
Posted By russellw
Hi Dave, Many thanks for your reply, you give an...

Hi Dave,

Many thanks for your reply, you give an excellent explanation to my question.

This I my problem, in as much as I must pull harder than my body is moving forward.


Is this just mind over...
Forum: Freestyle 07-26-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 7,847
Posted By russellw
How do you hold water ... ???

Hi all,

Forgive me if this subject is in another thread, but can anyone elaborate on how to hold the water in the catch position ??

I have read in other subject threads that the key to propulsion...
Forum: Freestyle 07-26-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,486
Posted By russellw
Timing of the kick

Hi all,

Last night I reviewed swing skate on the perpetual motion DVD and I noticed something that hopefully you guys can elaborate on.

Was it just me or did I noticed when Terry goes from swing to...
Forum: Freestyle 07-19-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,011
Posted By russellw
What muscles to initiate recovery ???

Hi all,

What muscles do you use to bring the elbow forward in recovery?

I understand that the forearm and hand need to be relaxed and to swing the elbow outwards, but what is the feeling when this...
Forum: Freestyle 06-29-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 5,388
Posted By russellw
Hi swimust, Your findings and explanations...

Hi swimust,

Your findings and explanations arefascinating to anyone who is trying to swim TI. Please can you elaborate on how you perceive and perform your elbow lead recovery ? This action I find...
Forum: Freestyle 05-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 3,622
Posted By russellw
Hi, I think I do a 2 bk when drilling !!!! I get...

Hi, I think I do a 2 bk when drilling !!!! I get propulsion but not as much as I those who get it right ! It's hard to get the connection with the kick and the hips, then spear, but it's even harder...
Forum: Freestyle 05-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 3,622
Posted By russellw
Speed or technique ? Or both ?

Hi all

Just wondered your thoughts on how to swim faster using ti ??

Today I have just completed my first tri of the season and timed 7:24 for the 400m swim. If I am honest I was a bit...
Forum: Freestyle 04-16-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5,514
Posted By russellw
Factor that influence swim sessions

Today was a frustrating day in the pool, and I put it down to the type of morning i have had.

I was looking forward to the pool, especially after the good work from last week – notably with leading...
Forum: Freestyle 03-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 6,844
Posted By russellw
Shoulder Shrug - Yes or No ???

Hello all,

I think i read a while ago within the forums, that to initiate the recovery, it was suggested to do a "shoulder shrug" ??? Is this correct ???

I tried to do this recently, and it...
Forum: Freestyle 03-15-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 3,845
Posted By russellw
Many thanks for the advice – will take it to the...

Many thanks for the advice – will take it to the pool today.
One thing, however, is how does one initiate the elbow for the recovery. Noel, i think you are right when you mention that my hand and...
Forum: Freestyle 03-14-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 3,845
Posted By russellw
Recovery - Elbow Lead

Hi all,

Just wondered if you guys have any “visual” ideas as to how to lead with the elbow during recovery.

I am having trouble bringing the elbow forward on the recovery – on dry land its fine,...
Forum: Freestyle 02-14-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 6,067
Posted By russellw
This is a great subject for someone like me who...

This is a great subject for someone like me who is coming on with the drills, but feeling the “dead spot” in my stroke, and stroke length static.
The description that Coach Suzanne highlights may...
Forum: Freestyle 11-09-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,368
Posted By russellw
Swing/Swing Switch

Hi all,

I am having trouble with this drill - i am sinking as i bring my arm forward towards my ear.

Is this correct ???

Should i bring my elbow by using my shoulder muscles ??? I cant seem to...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 11-09-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 4,061
Posted By russellw
Passive Inhale

Hi all,

How do you inhale passively ????

When I breath, i am taking in far too much air, a gasp or big gulp of air. This then makes me swallow, with air going into my stomach.

I read a article by...
Forum: Freestyle 10-20-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,805
Posted By russellw
Hi all, Thank you all for your comments and...

Hi all,
Thank you all for your comments and suggestions – that is why this forum is important for every TI student !!!

Thanks westywoods for the advice – i am going to go back to the early drills...
Forum: Freestyle 10-19-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,805
Posted By russellw
Frustration !!!! Lead arm, recovery etc....

Hi All,
Hope you guys can give me a bit of inspiration here !!!
I seem to have lost all balance when i swim. My drills are coming along fine, but moving onto whole stroke i dont feel right at...
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