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Forum: Freestyle 09-09-2018
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Posted By Mushroomfloat
i noticed Thorpe had a bit of this out front

i noticed Thorpe had a bit of this out front
Forum: Freestyle 09-09-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
Agreed. One thing i have been working on lately...

Agreed.

One thing i have been working on lately is slowing down the stroke to get both arms working together through the trunk

i found that relaxing the hands and almost screwing them...
Forum: Freestyle 09-02-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
as dave cameron says in that video posted earlier...

as dave cameron says in that video posted earlier
it goes from narrow to wide & back to narrow
Forum: Freestyle 09-02-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
I have been extending then waiting for recovery...

I have been extending

then waiting for recovery arm to come over and then using the connection

slide extended arm out to the side (in a Y position) slight pinkie down

this retracts the scapula...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
Thats straight arm catch it hits the bottom of...

Thats straight arm catch
it hits the bottom of shallow pools

Basically it goes down straight to about a 60deg angle then breaks at the elbow with the counter rotation, giving an under the shoulder...
Forum: Freestyle 08-27-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
Going back and devoting time to balance drills a...

Going back and devoting time to balance drills a playing with static balance etc really paid off
the ability to sense when your breaking streamline or unbalancing is a must learn IMPO

I see the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-27-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
Yeah when i still getting to grips with freestyle...

Yeah when i still getting to grips with freestyle KPN's style really helped me with the semi straight arm recovery as i didnt have control over my rotation enough to do the high elbow recovery

but...
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
This is KPN

This is KPN
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
I knife out pinkie down and use the weight on...

I knife out pinkie down and use the weight on catch to kick the elbow out (and retract the scapula nicely) then i can flip the forearm down into catch.
it goes deeper as you knife out pinkie down...
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
Here v https://youtu.be/DRb1QuIEH1E

Here v
https://youtu.be/DRb1QuIEH1E
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
Heres the KPN vid its 1hr 7mins long but worth...

Heres the KPN vid
its 1hr 7mins long but worth watching
the bit im on about is at 47mins +
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
Haha he does rabbit on but he knows some stuff! i...

Haha he does rabbit on but he knows some stuff! i like his vids
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
I'am a big KPN / Marc Evans fan hence working on...

I'am a big KPN / Marc Evans fan hence working on the fromt end, V line / wingline etc

You dont need super flexible shoulders its a tiny adduction just enough to get the elbow sort of on top, the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
If you want to eliminate slowing down between...

If you want to eliminate slowing down between strokes give up the back end
(karate chop out like butterfly and get back to tee front)

Also dont rotate too much as it takes longer to go from one...
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
Yeah i think the main thing is to blend the...

Yeah i think the main thing is to blend the finish into the recovery in one smooth action, rather than the stop go action of a full pushback and restart fwd
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
Requires a good EVF set up though earlier in the...

Requires a good EVF set up though earlier in the stroke

Putting the emphasis on tge back end blows the triceps out pretty quick too
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
Yes, i was doing this the other day in the pool...

Yes, i was doing this the other day in the pool and very quickly realised it is pretty lacklustre
im a fan of giving up the back end early & karate chopping out to get back to the front
"keeping...
Forum: Freestyle 08-09-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
And...

And here:

http://lavamagazine.com/swimming-fast-freestyle-takes-more-than-just-your-hands-and-feet/

Basically coupling requires strike rates of 70-80 or above to work

Below that it makes more...
Forum: Freestyle 08-09-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
Some reading on coupling re shoulder driven & hip...

Some reading on coupling re shoulder driven & hip driven

http://www.triathlete.com/2015/04/training/two-important-coupling-motions-that-impact-your-swim-speed_115471
Forum: Freestyle 08-09-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
Arm coupling only works with high stroke rate...

Arm coupling only works with high stroke rate shoulder driven or hybrid / true straight arm

the kinetic energy of coupling arms is reduced to near zero with hip driven freestyle
Forum: Freestyle 08-08-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
face down relaxed neck (it works with face...

face down relaxed neck

(it works with face forward but restricts shoulder mobility somewhat)
Forum: Freestyle 08-08-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
Big realisation moment for me in the pool...

Big realisation moment for me in the pool tonight,
Terry came into my head with that video you posted of "strong & stable shoulder blade on the lowside arm / relaxed & mobile shoulderblade on the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-03-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
https://youtu.be/z59s13BVDrE

https://youtu.be/z59s13BVDrE
Forum: Freestyle 08-03-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
"extend to the elbow and not the hand" "keeping...

"extend to the elbow and not the hand"

"keeping the hand & forearm loose in fromt of the elbow gives a nice high body position as the balse whips through"

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Forum: Freestyle 08-03-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 43,966
Posted By Mushroomfloat
the elbow traces a teardrop pattern just swap...

the elbow traces a teardrop pattern

just swap one for the other in a 3/4 catch up timing

(increase timing to sprint)
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