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Old 06-04-2013
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I cant seem to get the superman glide, which sadly is step 1 of the DVD. i have tried to be as relaxed as i possibly could, but my legs sink ever so quickly. what can I do?
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I cant seem to get the superman glide, which sadly is step 1 of the DVD. i have tried to be as relaxed as i possibly could, but my legs sink ever so quickly. what can I do?
Hi Ceewhyaxe,

Leg sinking is a common thing that occurs when practicing the SG.

The purpose of the drill is not try to float but to allow your legs to sink into weightlessness.

A few questions:

1. How long have you been practicing the SG?

2. When you push off(with ease) from the bottom of the pool how long can you glide before your legs start to sink?

3. Do you focus on a weightless, neutral and laser beam head?

4. Are your hands relaxed and on wide tracks?

5. Are your legs calm and streamlined

As with any drill it takes time and deliberate practice to master. I have a feeling that if you keep practicing with the three focal points I mentioned you will be gliding in no time.

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Old 06-05-2013
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Hi Ceewhyaxe,

Leg sinking is a common thing that occurs when practicing the SG.

The purpose of the drill is not try to float but to allow your legs to sink into weightlessness.

A few questions:

1. How long have you been practicing the SG?

2. When you push off(with ease) from the bottom of the pool how long can you glide before your legs start to sink?

3. Do you focus on a weightless, neutral and laser beam head?

4. Are your hands relaxed and on wide tracks?

5. Are your legs calm and streamlined

As with any drill it takes time and deliberate practice to master. I have a feeling that if you keep practicing with the three focal points I mentioned you will be gliding in no time.

Kaizen
George
1. I have been practising SG here and there, not dedicated practice but yet i try to see if there has been any improvement.

2. Right after i push off and my legs are horizontal do they start to sink.

3. I try not to tuck my head in or lift it up, my eyes would be looking down and slightly to the front.

4. Yes they are relaxed, palms downwards and on wide tracks.

5. I try to be calm and streamline from waist down, even point my toes to be a little more streamlined.
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I cant seem to get the superman glide, which sadly is step 1 of the DVD. i have tried to be as relaxed as i possibly could, but my legs sink ever so quickly. what can I do?
Hey ceewhyaxe. I wouldn't fuss about it too much. While you DO want to be persistent, you DON'T want to struggle. Move on to Superman Flutter by adding a gentle kick & see what happens. You may find that a little forward movement will alleviate the distraction of sinking legs & allow you to work on other stuff!
Good luck, Guy...
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Old 06-09-2013
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Here is a short video of my SG


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY8XO...ature=youtu.be
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Heh, heh, heh, ceewhyaxe, you DO have some heavy legs. So do I, but when I swim they're a seamless part of my swimming "organaism". I go from horizontal to vertical - as in nothing buy my face breaking the surface - an 8 seconds flat if I stop moving. Move on, Bud, it's a brave new swimming world out there... I'll look forward to your video of SupermanFlutter!
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try and feel your lower abs, not your legs. in the video, you focus on your thighs during the SG. change the focal point to the lower abs. don't rush it, do it slowly.
I am not a coach, just giving an idea.
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I'm just a beginner myself, but for what its worth I think you are too tense, relax check that your muscles are loose, enjoy the sensation. At all stages of TI someone will suggest you relax more, and they are usually correct :)
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