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Old 03-11-2015
Zenturtle Zenturtle is offline
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Hey Andy,
I think I have found an explanation why swimming 1.25 min/100m can feel just as hard as swimming 1.40 min/100m.
I think an important cause can be pressing down at the front of the stroke.
Normally I focus on lengtening the stroke from the shoulder level backwards and accelerating the bodyroll and the push from that point to increase the pace.
If the front of the stroke stays more or less the same, the lead arm becomes relatively more patient in comparison of the increased speed of the water.
This means that the arm is pressing down less, moving more together with the water instead of moving faster than the water, but in the wrong direction.
I am pretty sure this can be a clue for people who press the water down too much before the catch position, or pull with an arm that is too straight.

What do you or others think of this idea?
With a deeper TI spear this problem is less likely to occur.

Last edited by Zenturtle : 03-11-2015 at 09:48 PM.
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