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Old 01-07-2016
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I would love to see Shinjies basic floating position and if he is an easy horixontal floater, than attach weights to his legs to make him a leg sinker.
Curious how or if he would change his swimming with the heavy legs.
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Old 01-07-2016
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Default Superman Glide Shinji-style

Have you seen this video of Shinji's Superman glide?

How many of you can do this? Is it possible to learn to attain that length of glide without legs sinking?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwV7aik6doM

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Old 01-07-2016
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I can also float this way all day, but i also have short legs, long arms, so its mostly because of luck, not skill.
Still, aquatic posture , pressing the T, good kick technique,etc is important for everybody.
Even with the same natural balance I can not swim like Shinji.
Leg sinkers could look at coach Matt. His legs are quite sinky.

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mine's still better somedays than others but I can do it when I think about it and the rest of the time it's nearly there.
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My legs also don't sink at all, I can even lift the head a bit without the legs sinking.
But I'm a woman and I've rather short legs too. It's my body which enables me to float like this, not because I trained this very hard.
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Old 01-08-2016
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I'm with you on sinking legs. Just out of curiosity When you exhale can you sink to the bottom of pool?

Sherry
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Yes, when exhaling I sink.
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Shinj's body proportions are different than a lot of us. His legs are shorter in relation to his trunk than many of us. This is a plus when it comes to balance.
Does not take away from what he has achieved.
Hiya Grant, nice to hear from you. Hope things are well.

People look so different when they're swimming. I'd never noticed Shinji's proportions before!

All the best.
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Yes, when exhaling I sink.
Wow, my understanding was that this was rare, even in men, but especially in women.
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Old 01-09-2016
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Wow, my understanding was that this was rare, even in men, but especially in women.
I thought it is normal for a human body to sink when exhaling?! But there are many people who panic before they really exhaled and then stop this "experiment"
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