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Old 12-26-2008
Willem Willem is offline
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1. Steep and deep leading arm pulls your body deep (see my earlier post in this thread).
2. Deep head position pulls your body deep.
3. Kicking incorrectly with fins pushes you deep. (I will elaborate below.)

Do you recognize any of these posture problems?

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Hi Radswim,
1. indeed I have a steep and deep leading arm. But that's something I can not change because I have to keep my balance in the water.
2. I didn't notice a deep head position but maybe this can be caused by kicking incorrectly, like Shuumai mentioned (see reply above)
3. My kick is certainly not good and I have poor core stability, so this can be a cause too. I started now with dryland core stability excercises. Hope this will help!

Aiai I have a lot of work to do!!!
But if I only have it when I pause is it necessery to try to prevent the sinking problem during overswitch? If I swim normal, I don't have a lot of problems with breathing so this means my body is not too deep, I suppose...
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It seems that a 2-beat kick starts near the surface, or at least with the leg in line with your body.. The kick starts at the hip. As the leg is drawn down, the knee bends. Then the lower leg snaps into alignment again. The non-kicking leg seems to float up to the surface on its own as the body rolls and the other leg kicks. I don't think the foot should break the surface in this case. If it does, it might cause a ka-plunk sound and have less power.
You're right, it makes a ka-plunk sound!! :-))
and I also think my knee is too much bend when I'm kicking! Another thing to focus on!! I'm not sure which leg breaks the surface (the kicking leg or the non-kicking leg) Aaaargh!!! I need a training buddy!!! Hope there will be a TI coach in Belgium soon!!!
But thanks a lot for the tips so far!!
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Old 12-27-2008
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You're right, it makes a ka-plunk sound!! :-))
and I also think my knee is too much bend when I'm kicking! Another thing to focus on!! I'm not sure which leg breaks the surface (the kicking leg or the non-kicking leg) Aaaargh!!! I need a training buddy!!! Hope there will be a TI coach in Belgium soon!!!
But thanks a lot for the tips so far!!

Well, if you could video tape yourself, that might help. You could coach yourself then or show it to this group for advice.
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Yes, that seems a good idea! I'll try that!
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