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Old 03-01-2017
Zenturtle Zenturtle is offline
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Default Rolling like a log?

Personally, I am moving gradually away from the rolling like a log idea.
To be more precise, the length of the log is shrinking to a part that is formed by hips and a flat lowerback. Thats left as the rotating eye of the tornado.
The rest is free to move and be used as part of the kinetic chain.
By shortening the log to this smaller part more muscles in the body can be used to support and control the stroke.
More muscles requires more control, but its worth the effort. Swimming like a running cheetah is my new ideal movement idea.
It feels very liberating to be released from the restrictive log model.
Probably more people have some kind of personal rigid ideal mental model in their heads.
Never stop questioning if this rigid model is really helping you forward.

Last edited by Zenturtle : 03-01-2017 at 09:46 AM.
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