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Forum: Freestyle 4 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By daveblt
I have learned to NOT do that type of...

I have learned to NOT do that type of recovery,and I don't think TI would recommend this recovery ? I think this would eventually cause shoulder impingement and with the weight of the arm out of...
Forum: Freestyle 5 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By daveblt
I don't really understand what the purpose of...

I don't really understand what the purpose of this drill is and how it can benefit your swimming.They are entering too narrow and with the thumbs slightly down. This would serve no purpose to me ....
Forum: Freestyle 1 Week Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 5,286
Posted By daveblt
The core turns toward the side ,the arm...

The core turns toward the side ,the arm stretches forward as the leg goes up just a little and stretches back with toes pointed so at that moment the body is long and toned before the downbeat and...
Forum: Freestyle 1 Week Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 5,286
Posted By daveblt
Maybe were not too far off in our thinking of ...

Maybe were not too far off in our thinking of the 2 beat .The upbeat I do is not mechanical or something that I try to do but rather a natural reaction of my leg from the water of the turn of my...
Forum: Freestyle 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 5,286
Posted By daveblt
When it comes to the 2 beat I try to not think...

When it comes to the 2 beat I try to not think too much and just let core rhythms move it along .When I reach forward I just let my leg my leg upbeat at the same time so at so my leg is at the...
Forum: Freestyle 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 5,286
Posted By daveblt
Mini FPs ? Not sure what you mean ,Flippers ?...

Mini FPs ? Not sure what you mean ,Flippers ? Nope, but anyway I used to feel it much more from the knee down like you mentioned until I finally worked out better BALANCE ...BALANCE is the key . Now...
Forum: Freestyle 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 5,286
Posted By daveblt
And with this focus being said, this is also...

And with this focus being said, this is also exactly why I like to concentrate more on the upbeat in the 2 beat kick ,not the downbeat .When you spear in to the water and focus on moving forward is...
Forum: Freestyle 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 5,286
Posted By daveblt
Like you mentioned in a previous post 'Think of...

Like you mentioned in a previous post 'Think of both arms connected through the shoulders and upper back', as of late I try to set the rhythm of my arms to start with core and shoulder movement, in...
Forum: Freestyle 06-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By daveblt
A good 2 beat kick also comes from good balance...

A good 2 beat kick also comes from good balance . I think it is easier, at least for me, to think of the upbeat in the back of my mind when I swim more so than the downbeat . When I reach forward...
Forum: Freestyle 05-23-2018
Replies: 181
Views: 5,286
Posted By daveblt
[QUOTE=sclim;65534] The earlier catch is a...

[QUOTE=sclim;65534]

The earlier catch is a little tricky as it starts to get earlier past a certain point -- I had spent a lot of time learning to delay the catch until I had rotated that low side...
Forum: Freestyle 05-06-2018
Replies: 154
Views: 5,464
Posted By daveblt
Pinky down on entry ,external shoulder rotation,...

Pinky down on entry ,external shoulder rotation, even ever so slightly is also much better for the shoulders than a thumbs down entry and it just feels better . No one can convince me now to swim...
Forum: Freestyle 04-10-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3,249
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: 547
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: 3,249
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: 394
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: 964
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: 964
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: 2,731
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: 2,731
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: 2,731
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: 2,731
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: 2,731
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: 2,731
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: 2,731
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: 2,731
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...
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