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Forum: Freestyle 04-24-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By rwilkes
Many thanks Toby.... Shame I'm up here and you in...

Many thanks Toby.... Shame I'm up here and you in the South .... !!

Russ
Forum: Freestyle 04-24-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By rwilkes
TI coaching in the UK

Afternoon everyone

Just a quick one.....

Does anyone know any TI coaches in the north easy of England ???

I need help !!!!!!!!!!!

Regards
Forum: Freestyle 04-23-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,245
Posted By rwilkes
Inhale and exhale

Good evening everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying your swimming !!

My question is about inhale and exhale while breathing, perhaps my question should be in the breathing section, but I want to...
Forum: Freestyle 04-05-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,858
Posted By rwilkes
Hi Grant, Your discovery with your balance...

Hi Grant,

Your discovery with your balance insight is great news, similar to advice I had from coach mat via email a couple of months ago.

I asked Mat a question about balance and head position, I...
Forum: Freestyle 03-21-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By rwilkes
This is an apology

Hello all,

Firstly let me apologise for my last post from a few weeks ago....., and to all of you who took the time to read it and post encouragement and advice...., mike, haschu, swimust,...
Forum: Freestyle 02-23-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,054
Posted By rwilkes
Total immersion makes me unhappy....

Hi folks

The title says it all. It's 3.15am UK time and I am writing to say thanks for all your help on my unsuccessful ti journey.

I started posting on here back in 2009, with questions on...
Forum: Freestyle 02-13-2013
Replies: 138
Views: 77,413
Posted By rwilkes
Hi coaches and all! This is a great thread........

Hi coaches and all!

This is a great thread..... But one quick question.

When in skate position, does the head move to nod, with the body staying in skate ?

I think this what happens when Terry...
Forum: Freestyle 02-06-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By rwilkes
Take a season off.... or not ????

I would like some help and guidance as to what I should do this coming triathlon season.....

I am an age group triathlete and have been practicing TI for a few years now, self-coached but with no...
Forum: Freestyle 01-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,288
Posted By rwilkes
TI and a training programme...

Hi all,
Just wondered if you guys would have any ideas on how to put together a training programme for both sprint and Olympic distance triathlons, using TI methods.
At present I am in the pool 3...
Forum: Freestyle 01-04-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 4,861
Posted By rwilkes
Hi guys, many thanks for the replies and your...

Hi guys,

many thanks for the replies and your thoughts.

Werner - I know exactly what you mean, relaxation is the key. However, I have been doing TI for about 3 years now, and I still can't exhale...
Forum: Freestyle 01-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 4,861
Posted By rwilkes
Diaphragmatic Breathing

Hi everyone,

From the title of this thread, you may think my post should be in the breathing forum......., but please read on !!!!

I am having trouble with bi-lateral breathing, more to the point,...
Forum: Freestyle 11-26-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By rwilkes
Turns.... And SPL

Hi all,

Just a quick question. Does anyone find that their spl goes up after the turn ???

Recently I have bee doing sets of 25m and 50m, with the TT between 1.30 and 1.35

Each 25 was 18 spl,...
Forum: Freestyle 10-18-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,469
Posted By rwilkes
Great Stuart many thanks !! Andy and...

Great Stuart many thanks !!

Andy and coachsuzanne, once again thanks for your great advice. To someone who has no coach, your opinions, knowledge and all round help is very much appreciated.

I...
Forum: Freestyle 10-16-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,469
Posted By rwilkes
Hi andy, thanks for your reply and your optimism...

Hi andy,

thanks for your reply and your optimism !!! I hope I can get down to the times you mentioned !!

I did a test today of 3 x 100m, with the tt set at 1.4. This is the 3rd time of using to...
Forum: Freestyle 10-15-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,469
Posted By rwilkes
Hi coachsuzanne (and anyone else reading this...

Hi coachsuzanne (and anyone else reading this !!),

Once again, many thanks for your feedback, it is invaluable to me.

I think your right, progress on my last session was made. More consistency was...
Forum: Freestyle 10-12-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,469
Posted By rwilkes
Hi coachsuzanne, This was my latest attempt at...

Hi coachsuzanne,

This was my latest attempt at the tt:

1.4. 16 spl
1.5. 16
1.6. 16
1.7. 14
1.8. 18
1.9. 18
Forum: Freestyle 10-10-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,469
Posted By rwilkes
Hi again, Thank you both for your replies, again...

Hi again,

Thank you both for your replies, again very valuable.

I think my balance is ok, not great but there will always be room for improvement in this area. It may well have something to do...
Forum: Freestyle 10-10-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,469
Posted By rwilkes
Hi Coachsuzanne and Sherry, Just completed a...

Hi Coachsuzanne and Sherry,

Just completed a little session with the Tempo Trainer, the first time of using it. Not sure how to interpret the information on strokes etc. The pool length is 25m and...
Forum: Freestyle 10-09-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,469
Posted By rwilkes
Hi Coachsuzanne, Many thanks for your great...

Hi Coachsuzanne,

Many thanks for your great insight and advice on the subject of the TT.

Tomorrow i am going to use the TT for the first time. My plan is to do a few drills first, skate l/r, and...
Forum: Freestyle 10-07-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,469
Posted By rwilkes
Hi sherry, Yes your right, many thanks for...

Hi sherry,

Yes your right, many thanks for pointing this out! I thought it looked a bit odd when I read it back !!!!!

Should I set the tt at 1.47 to ge consistency ? Like you, I am after some...
Forum: Freestyle 10-07-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,469
Posted By rwilkes
H Suzanne, First of all, many thanks for taking...

H Suzanne,

First of all, many thanks for taking the time to reply and post a so in depth reply, I am very grateful for your advice.

To start the process you suggested, I completed a 400m on Friday...
Forum: Freestyle 10-04-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,469
Posted By rwilkes
Tempo Trainer

Hi all,

Forgive me for this post as no doubt this subject has been posted in the past !

I have just purchased a Tempo Trainer and I want a few pointers as to how to start using this tool.

My...
Forum: Freestyle 09-04-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,486
Posted By rwilkes
Thanks for all the advice guys, but I still can't...

Thanks for all the advice guys, but I still can't get this swing switch going.

I think half the problem maybe that I am not timing things correctly because when I bring my arm forward on recovery,...
Forum: Freestyle 08-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,821
Posted By rwilkes
Hi everyone Many thanks for taking time to my...

Hi everyone

Many thanks for taking time to my question on holding water, your responses have been invaluable.

I just want to share with you a "feeling" that I had while doing spear switch today. I...
Forum: Freestyle 08-28-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 28,094
Posted By rwilkes
Coach Paul, are you saying that we need to just...

Coach Paul, are you saying that we need to just "pull" in our lower ab muscles, and keep them pulled in when driving the hips up and down ??? Or do we tilt the pelvis inward ??

Sorry for the daft...
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