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Forum: Links and References 12-30-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 4,965
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Swimming success is reaching the beach ahead of...

Swimming success is reaching the beach ahead of the shark.
Forum: Freestyle 12-30-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 41,193
Posted By eddiewouldgo
More efficient technique or more fitness? Cue...

More efficient technique or more fitness?

Cue Austin Powers: "Yes please!"

TI and Swim Smooth are both great systems that offer a lot of value. The novice triathlete can get everything from...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 11-26-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 11,810
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Sure there's an optimum stroke rate -- a...

Sure there's an optimum stroke rate -- a continuum of them, really.

Three of the variables can control are basically your stroke rate, stroke length, and breathing rate (its a function of your...
Forum: Freestyle 11-11-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,442
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Its significant. You can see what a difference...

Its significant. You can see what a difference it makes easily in something as simple as Superman Glide -- push off and point them back at the wall, then midway through your glide, dorsiflex your...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-11-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,267
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Haschu, If English isn't your first language, it...

Haschu,

If English isn't your first language, it must be a very, very, very close second -- what you say is a pleasure to read, as is the way in which you say it. I hope you keep on posting.

I...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-10-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,267
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Thanks so much for that thoughtful and helpful...

Thanks so much for that thoughtful and helpful elaboration.
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-10-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,267
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Terry, Thanks for the detailed description of...

Terry,

Thanks for the detailed description of that time trial.

Do you agree that, at least once a swimmer has developed a reasonably efficient stroke, swimming under physiological and mental stress...
Forum: Freestyle 11-02-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,810
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Easy Freestyle. That's the whole drill...

Easy Freestyle. That's the whole drill progression and fundamentals of the system. Great DVD, you'll love it.
Forum: Freestyle 10-31-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 4,634
Posted By eddiewouldgo
She's just doing her job. Bodies face down in...

She's just doing her job. Bodies face down in water and barely moving should get her attention. Looks like a swimmer tiring, fighting cramps, or losing consciousness.

Imagine the...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,585
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Last week ranked high. The natural pool below...

Last week ranked high. The natural pool below 300' Hanikapi'ai Falls, on the Na Pali coast of Kauai. Maybe the most spectacular 50 yard "pool" on the planet. The 4.5 mile jungle hike to the base...
Forum: Freestyle 10-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,381
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Happily there are people with the gumption to...

Happily there are people with the gumption to conceive, plan, script, finance, produce, edit, and market instructional video at reasonable prices -- like TI, GoSwim, and SwimSmooth. What's startling...
Forum: Freestyle 10-22-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 5,950
Posted By eddiewouldgo
You will know as a consequence of where you feel...

You will know as a consequence of where you feel the muscle fatigue from the movement, or at least from prolonged bouts of the movement. You should feel it in your hip flexor, glute, and, to some...
Forum: Freestyle 10-17-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 10,803
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Yes, that is it. The section from :50 to 1:10...

Yes, that is it. The section from :50 to 1:10 shows it best -- one kick per arm stroke, kicking the foot on the same side as the pulling arm. Its called "two beat" because its two kicks for every...
Forum: Freestyle 10-15-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,706
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Get the Easy Freestyle DVD, absolutely. If you...

Get the Easy Freestyle DVD, absolutely. If you have breathing issues, consider the O2 in H20 as well; if not, you don't need it.
Forum: Freestyle 10-13-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 3,246
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Great job Debra! When you start taking the...

Great job Debra! When you start taking the stroke rate up, do it gradually, and keep that smoothness going on. Tempo Trainers are a great tool for that.
Forum: Freestyle 10-12-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,712
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Sight Cue I'm Using on Swim and Nod

I'm a big fan of Brian VandeKrol's Swim and Nod drill, and pretty obsessive about breathing mechanics in general. Its one thing I'll often focus on in any whole stroke work.
The past couple of...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 10-03-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,143
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Get it. The Easy Freestyle DVD is the one that...

Get it. The Easy Freestyle DVD is the one that teaches you the whole system in a systematic way, and gives you an array of drills and variations to incorporate in your practices. On balance,...
Forum: Freestyle 09-29-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,354
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Andreas, Great job, nice stroke. I think you...

Andreas,

Great job, nice stroke.

I think you will get more out of all the many things you are doing so well if you can level out that extended arm. It is canted upward at full extension, and the...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 09-29-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 8,788
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Good perceptions. I think you will find some...

Good perceptions. I think you will find some similarities between swimming and martial arts in terms of connecting and delivering power through opposite extremities via core muscle. Try to feel...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 09-28-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 8,788
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Rayray, I have one word for you: fins. If you...

Rayray, I have one word for you: fins.

If you sink, can't breath (and, let me guess -- cannot kick too well either?), you cannot get much out of any drill.

See if a relaxed kick with fins gives...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 09-28-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 5,736
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Your exposed eye should see the surface of the...

Your exposed eye should see the surface of the water -- in a pool, the surface and the lane line. If you do it really well, you'll see the top edge of the trough left by your bow wave -- looks like...
Forum: Freestyle 09-28-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,843
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Try entering about even with the elbow joint of...

Try entering about even with the elbow joint of the opposite, extended arm. That's 4-6 inches forward of the top of the head. Watch Terry or Shinji swim at speed -- that's where their hands...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 09-28-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 5,736
Posted By eddiewouldgo
Yes, but only in the sense of rotating your head...

Yes, but only in the sense of rotating your head a few more degrees than your torso roll -- not by tucking your chin toward your deltoid. There is some rotation of the head in breathing, beyond the...
Forum: Freestyle 09-28-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3,023
Posted By eddiewouldgo
The most effective fix I've found for this...

The most effective fix I've found for this problem is the "unco" (short for "uncoordinated") drill. Push off in streamline, pull one hand back to your hip, and leave it there. Swim one-armed,...
Forum: Freestyle 09-24-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,199
Posted By eddiewouldgo
By applying force to water symmetrically, so that...

By applying force to water symmetrically, so that each movement by the right side of your body is mirrored by a matching movement with the left side of your body.

Make your right leg kick like your...
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