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Forum: Freestyle 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,283
Posted By daveblt
He is engaging the back muscles, the back of the...

He is engaging the back muscles, the back of the thighs and engaging the core to help bring up the legs to help with balance which I think is just as important or even more than keeping your head...
Forum: Freestyle 03-22-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By daveblt
Your head position looks a little high not just...

Your head position looks a little high not just when breathing but also when you are not breathing . Your stroke rate does not look slow to me. Maybe your hand could be just a bit more patient in...
Forum: Freestyle 03-09-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,283
Posted By daveblt
I mentioned this in another thread a couple years...

I mentioned this in another thread a couple years ago, that if I try to float on my back without moving I need to kick just a very little with a slight sculling of my hands beside me so my legs don't...
Forum: Freestyle 03-08-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By daveblt
It sounds like the new aspect of your stroke took...

It sounds like the new aspect of your stroke took your focus off of another. When it comes to swimming sometimes it is hard to concentrate on too many things at once, but it should work itself back...
Forum: Freestyle 03-04-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 659
Posted By daveblt
Yep, as long as you have good balance with light...

Yep, as long as you have good balance with light legs you should feel each kick originate in the glutes as a natural reaction to rolling to each side .

Dave
Forum: Freestyle 03-02-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 659
Posted By daveblt
I see maybe just a little more rhythm ? Dave

I see maybe just a little more rhythm ?

Dave
Forum: Freestyle 03-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2,101
Posted By daveblt
The exact words of a tip mentioned that I saw...

The exact words of a tip mentioned that I saw said ,

(Staying little finger down on entry prevents your torso from balancing off your palm. Balancing your torso off your palm even a little bit turns...
Forum: Freestyle 03-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2,101
Posted By daveblt
Thanks , Coach Stuart and Werner . So then we are...

Thanks , Coach Stuart and Werner . So then we are pretty much in agreement about the entry position of the hand ! This I think was more of where my where my main focus was that I was trying to...
Forum: Freestyle 03-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2,101
Posted By daveblt
All of my advice was about arm position best for...

All of my advice was about arm position best for shoulder for recovery and entry not at release or towards exit ?? But thanks though . However it seems to me and if you let the position arm and...
Forum: Freestyle 03-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2,101
Posted By daveblt
So, Coach Stuart I don't quite understand does...

So, Coach Stuart I don't quite understand does this mean you agree with what I have mentioned so far in this thread about the recovery and position of your hand ?

Dave
Forum: Freestyle 03-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2,101
Posted By daveblt
Exactly ,and at the same you reach in to the...

Exactly ,and at the same you reach in to the water and in to the catch by feeling as if you are reaching and extending from the shoulder as the rest of the arm is relaxed and moving in sync with core...
Forum: Freestyle 03-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2,101
Posted By daveblt
I also found this out from advice from another...

I also found this out from advice from another swimming site and have mentioned this here in other threads that if you enter the water and reach to the catch with the pinky rotated slightly down it...
Forum: Freestyle 03-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2,101
Posted By daveblt
Yep ,so with just a slight rotation of the palm...

Yep ,so with just a slight rotation of the palm facing you the pinky will lead the hand in to the water.

Dave
Forum: Freestyle 03-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2,101
Posted By daveblt
Recovering over the water with shoulder internal...

Recovering over the water with shoulder internal rotation or as you call it turtling in with the thumb down is not good for the shoulder . It is better if the thumb leads slightly during the...
Forum: Freestyle 03-01-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2,101
Posted By daveblt
I think it is important to mention to also help...

I think it is important to mention to also help with shoulder impingement on recovery is that as soon as the hand leaves the water the palm should face you until it enters the water with the pinky...
Forum: Links and References 02-28-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By daveblt
The music or whatever you want to call it ( I can...

The music or whatever you want to call it ( I can imagine the noise ) SHOULD NOT be that loud ! For safety, yes., and out of respect for other people who do not want to hear the loud music .
I would...
Forum: Freestyle 02-23-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By daveblt
There are obvious things that need to be...

There are obvious things that need to be corrected which starts with your hands scooping up to the surface . This together with over rotation especially when breathing which is causing balance...
Forum: Freestyle 02-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By daveblt
In freestyle enter the water with little finger...

In freestyle enter the water with little finger angled slightly down , NOT the thumb. It's a lot easier on your shoulders. Also by keeping the little finger rotated slightly down throughout the reach...
Forum: Freestyle 01-04-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,731
Posted By daveblt
I don't think everyone is going to have the same...

I don't think everyone is going to have the same exact timing . I just try to go by feel . If you are swimming with good rhythm and are well balanced my guess is that you should just know by sensory...
Forum: Freestyle 01-04-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,731
Posted By daveblt
The way I do my two beat ( a flick and hold I...

The way I do my two beat ( a flick and hold I guess) is thinking about the timing of end of the upbeat as my leg feels stretched out and up poised to fire in relation to the end of the spear just...
Forum: Freestyle 01-03-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By daveblt
I can relate to the stretching out, from the toes...

I can relate to the stretching out, from the toes to the fingertips but with the feeling that when you are spearing in to the water that the spear coming is more from the shoulder with a loose arm...
Forum: Freestyle 12-13-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,643
Posted By daveblt
The thing that works for me when doing the 2 beat...

The thing that works for me when doing the 2 beat kick is concentrating on the end of the leg upbeat as the hand on the same side reaches full extension and then the downbeat sort of happens on it's...
Forum: Backstroke 12-08-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 6,271
Posted By daveblt
Over the past year or so I have corrected my...

Over the past year or so I have corrected my backstroke so not as much water washes over my face .I think I had some tension in my arms on recovery and may have been leaning back a little too much at...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 12-08-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By daveblt
Also make sure that you are not pushing your head...

Also make sure that you are not pushing your head down too far when you swim . Look down but relax the head and neck.

Dave
Forum: Freestyle 12-08-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,214
Posted By daveblt
[QUOTE=bx;64117] Another example is the spearing...

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Another example is the spearing arm - I spear forwards and feel the stretch in my lat, but deliberately avoid locking-out my elbow and having a rigid arm.

------ Ah yes, I also...
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