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Forum: Freestyle 01-29-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 13,347
Posted By TIJoe
On a related note, while I can breathe under my...

On a related note, while I can breathe under my bow wave, especially at higher speed (relative to myself) -- my head does not even need to turn 90 degree to find air pocket, but I often find I am not...
Forum: Freestyle 12-05-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 12,461
Posted By TIJoe
Some people are natural "floaters" (mostly...

Some people are natural "floaters" (mostly female), they can float horizontally effortlessly without any practice. Short of that, I believe most people's feet and hips will sink naturally at the end...
Forum: Freestyle 11-21-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 7,277
Posted By TIJoe
[QUOTE=jtravis;23508] Last night I tried...

[QUOTE=jtravis;23508]

Last night I tried something new, with some success: I laid on my back and deliberately stiffened my legs, pointed my toes, and tried to kick from the hip without bending my...
Forum: Freestyle 11-12-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 10,572
Posted By TIJoe
swimust, I was not trying to play down the...

swimust, I was not trying to play down the importance of technique, I was merely talking about my own physical limitation (not physical strength exactly). If I do shoulder recovery normally, my right...
Forum: Freestyle 11-11-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 10,572
Posted By TIJoe
While no doubt you have discovered some technical...

While no doubt you have discovered some technical inside on how to make recover arm vertical and looking good, to this middle aged man with stiff shoulder, technical inside alone does not do all the...
Forum: Freestyle 11-01-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 18,032
Posted By TIJoe
Enjoyment is probably the no. 1 and the only...

Enjoyment is probably the no. 1 and the only common goal all of us here share. Some want to be able swim with silky smooth stroks, some want to maximize/minimize their stroke length/counts, some want...
Forum: Freestyle 10-21-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 32,652
Posted By TIJoe
Terry, while I agree with everything you said...

Terry, while I agree with everything you said before this sentence, I must say I have some reservation regarding Sun Yang as the exemplary swimmer for streamlining. In some of his underwater video...
Forum: Freestyle 10-17-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 8,274
Posted By TIJoe
Terry will be able to give you a more concise...

Terry will be able to give you a more concise answer, but I myself have pondered this question as well. It is clear that the propulsion from hands and from kicking do not add up -- I mentioned in a...
Forum: Freestyle 09-28-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 3,420
Posted By TIJoe
This does appear to be a very tough requirement...

This does appear to be a very tough requirement and consider the age of this group (range from 57 to 70), most if not all of them would certainly have had competitive swimming background.

In...
Forum: Freestyle 09-21-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,839
Posted By TIJoe
Thanks Donal and Coach Bob. I agree, swimming...

Thanks Donal and Coach Bob. I agree, swimming with closed fist should give a much better feel whether one has a good catch.
Forum: Freestyle 09-21-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,839
Posted By TIJoe
Unfortunately, where I swim, no photos let alone...

Unfortunately, where I swim, no photos let alone underwater video. But in any case, what I was asking for is any kind of sensory feedback so I can judge whether I have a good catch while I am...
Forum: Freestyle 09-20-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,839
Posted By TIJoe
How do you know you have a good catch?

Now we know all the theory about having a good catch -- high elbow, pulling over a barrel, early vertical forearm etc. However, when you are swimming, you might be thinkg of high elbow, EVF, but...
Forum: Freestyle 09-15-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 5,484
Posted By TIJoe
Gary Hall Sr.'s strong recommendation of shoulder...

Gary Hall Sr.'s strong recommendation of shoulder driven style to triatheletes
is a bit mystifying. This is not the first time and sure won't be the last he went against hip-driven style. His premise...
Forum: Freestyle 09-15-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 7,214
Posted By TIJoe
I agree with all you are saying here, I was...

I agree with all you are saying here, I was merely pointing out how people got the idea that TI advocates deep spearing. I myself also tried deeper spearing but never got very far because I found it...
Forum: Freestyle 09-14-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 7,214
Posted By TIJoe
I can think of at least two reason why people get...

I can think of at least two reason why people get the idea that TI encourages deep spearing:

1. In Terry's teaching video, he appears to spear rather deep, even though in his open water swimming...
Forum: Freestyle 09-08-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 5,607
Posted By TIJoe
It is just the opposite for me. Where I swim...

It is just the opposite for me. Where I swim regularly, I am not allowed to use fins. So had to learn without the help of fins at all.

Last month when I was on holiday, I found a local sports...
Forum: Freestyle 09-01-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 6,708
Posted By TIJoe
Rob, congrats on finally solving your breath...

Rob, congrats on finally solving your breath issue for distance swimming.

From all the responses, it seems clear that your 2:1 ratio is at the extreme end of the spectrum.

For myself, my 25m...
Forum: Freestyle 09-01-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 8,159
Posted By TIJoe
Bx and Sinperthefox, thanks for the...

Bx and Sinperthefox, thanks for the clarification. I have been swimming with the thought of showing the pit recently (not all the time, mind invariably drifted to something else). This will be a new...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 8,159
Posted By TIJoe
Very interested in hearing a bit more detail. If...

Very interested in hearing a bit more detail. If you don't want to do the illustrations, perhaps you can point to some video on youtube to illustrate what you are saying. Thanks.
Forum: Freestyle 08-30-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 13,297
Posted By TIJoe
My weak side is the left and I thought the reason...

My weak side is the left and I thought the reason is I am right handed so I pull stronger with my right hand and that makes breathing easier. I was told because I am right handed, my balance should...
Forum: Freestyle 08-02-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,514
Posted By TIJoe
I have been trying a bit 6 beat recently as well...

I have been trying a bit 6 beat recently as well and I could not swim any faster with it yet. Though I do not try to kick furiously because if I cannot yet coordinate my arms with my kick at high...
Forum: Freestyle 07-28-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 33,366
Posted By TIJoe
Very interested in knowing a bit more detail....

Very interested in knowing a bit more detail. After the increase of stroke rate, what is the effect on the stroke count? How long can Shinji maintain the stroek rate at 0.8 or 0.9?
Forum: Freestyle 07-25-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 13,672
Posted By TIJoe
I learned the two beat kick by focusing on...

I learned the two beat kick by focusing on syncing kick with the opposite side hand entry. However, now it seems that there is a new TI theory that your kick should be after the other hand entry. The...
Forum: Freestyle 07-23-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4,844
Posted By TIJoe
Swimmust, your story sounds very interesting and...

Swimmust, your story sounds very interesting and what you have discovered must have some important value to prompt you write something after being silent for over 2 years. But I am not quite sure I...
Forum: Freestyle 07-16-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 10,012
Posted By TIJoe
Thanks Terry. I think this is a very important...

Thanks Terry. I think this is a very important distinction. For the past couple of weeks I have restarted the superman glide practice with a focus on relaxing arm muscles and as a result, I got my...
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