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Old 09-18-2012
Richardsk Richardsk is offline
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The video of Hill Taylor doing the underwater dolphin is certainly evidence of its efficacy, even if most of us can't do it as well or as long as he can. I gather (or perhaps guess on the basis of the pretty awful automatic translation) that in real fish-like swimming, as practised by fish, there is a figure eight movement, which may be hard for humans to imitate. We also need to breathe air. 'He swims like a fish' is unfortunately a mere figure of speech. Although we are distantly related to dolphins (and even more distantly to fish) we are far from being able to swim like them. It's still fun to try.
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