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Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 04-27-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 2,869
Posted By jan ameling
percentage-wise, how much time do you spend on each stroke during workouts?

Just out of curiosity really, how much time do you spend on each stroke during your average workout?

For me it varies. It all depends on what i'm training for. Sometimes i like to train for an open...
Forum: Freestyle 01-26-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 13,145
Posted By jan ameling
haschu33 that's really a good read. It has been...

haschu33 that's really a good read. It has been very helpful to me. Thanks!
Forum: Freestyle 01-20-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 13,145
Posted By jan ameling
Ok. I read all your posts and it has been really...

Ok. I read all your posts and it has been really hepful to me, especially RadSwim's posts. Thank you.
Forum: Freestyle 01-19-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 13,145
Posted By jan ameling
Do you put any power into your arm stroke or not?

Hi my friends, it's me again. Do tell me if I'm getting anoying and I'll quiet down for a while. Having said that, I'd like to ask you guys a question.

Today I swam for about an hour, as usual....
Forum: Freestyle 01-17-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 6,268
Posted By jan ameling
Shuumai, I think that exercise could really be...

Shuumai,

I think that exercise could really be beneficial for me, as I've got really pathetic flexibility in my hamstrings. Can't even touch my toes, no kidding :D
Forum: Freestyle 01-17-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 6,268
Posted By jan ameling
Naj, I'm planning on doing two strenght training...

Naj, I'm planning on doing two strenght training workouts a week. One on wednesday and one on saturday, as those are my non swimming days. I think doing more would only hurt me because it will take...
Forum: Freestyle 01-17-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 6,268
Posted By jan ameling
I need advice on stretching routine for swimming specific flexibility

Hi my friends,

On average, I swim 3 to 4 times a week and walk 10k 1 or 2 times a week. Yesterday, I added strenght training to my exercise routine using a beginners strenght training plan.

A while...
Forum: Freestyle 12-27-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,881
Posted By jan ameling
Need advice on front quadrant timing

What's the correct front quadrant timing of the armstroke according to TI?

I think your extended arm should start pulling when when your recovering arm is about halfway through the recovery. So in...
Forum: Freestyle 12-23-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,625
Posted By jan ameling
@ sasquatch You are totally right. Sorry I...

@ sasquatch

You are totally right. Sorry I didn't mention it before, but yes my 2b kick is way too wide. Initially my lower legs sometimes even used to exit the water before the kick - which likely...
Forum: Freestyle 12-22-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,625
Posted By jan ameling
I'm switching back to flutter kick

I've been using a 2-beat kick for about 6 months or so. It feels ok to me but there's just one problem. My kick feels a lot more narrow when I utilize a flutter kick (I don't know whether I use a 4...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 11-11-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 11,062
Posted By jan ameling
Thanks buddy, I know you can get an ear...

Thanks buddy,

I know you can get an ear infection from it and it's the last thing I want. I also read on the internet that you can use eardrops, containing some alcohol, which will evaporate the...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 11-11-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 11,062
Posted By jan ameling
Earache the day after swimming

Hiya,

I have been swimming for nearly five years now. In the progress, I can remember sometimes having had water trapped in my left ear. This never caused any pain or problems and it always got out...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 10-10-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 18,557
Posted By jan ameling
Thanks guys. And Terry, are there any other...

Thanks guys. And Terry, are there any other (strenght) excercises you include in your training? Because maybe just doing push ups isn't a good idea (I've read that it might lead to muscle imbalance,...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 10-09-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 18,557
Posted By jan ameling
Will push ups hurt my swimming?

Hello fellow TI swimmers,

As a swimmer, I also like taking up other activities besides swimming. For instance, I usually walk 1 to 1,5 hours a few times a week. A while ago I decided to try push ups...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-28-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 14,360
Posted By jan ameling
Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts with...

Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts with me.
I still haven't made up my mind though...

I've only been swimming freestyle for the last 6 months now. And since I want to join a master swimming...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-22-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 14,360
Posted By jan ameling
What are you guys training for?

I have been a (self-taught) swimmer for about four years now, but I don't have any competitive background - despite having been a member of a (masters) swimmingclub.

About half a year ago I decided...
Forum: Freestyle 09-18-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 14,104
Posted By jan ameling
Hi Inca, I'm not an expert or anything, just a...

Hi Inca,

I'm not an expert or anything, just a newcomer to total immersion. That having said, please take a look at TI coach Shinji Takeuchi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJpFVvho0o4

Notice that...
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