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by andresmuro
Fri May 16, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: develop strategy to overcome anxiety
Replies: 3
Views: 621

develop strategy to overcome anxiety

Here is a strategy that I devised many years ago to learn to deal with anxiety. Once I was swimming in a lake behind some faster swimmers and they left me. I was swimming above my pace and suddenly I was left behind, alone in the middle of the lake gasping for air. Pretty scary. One of the things I ...
by andresmuro
Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Paul Newsome's Article "So much talent wasted"
Replies: 0
Views: 535

Paul Newsome's Article "So much talent wasted"

Very interesting. I think that Lynne Cox who became the first woman to swim the Bearing Straight and to Swim in Alaska had a similar story. Once while she was training as a child, it started snowing. The coach gave the children the choice of doing a gym workout or continue to swim in the pool in ver...
by andresmuro
Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: EVF enigma
Replies: 15
Views: 2893

Re: EVF enigma

EVF is a pretty sophisticated thing, and requires great strength an endurance. Doing it slowly, can be very easy, but it is also pretty slow. The power of evf comes from the lat muscles and triceps, while a higher stroke rate relies more on triceps. Thing is that if you want to increase speed in evf...
by andresmuro
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: interesting experience with ankle rubber bands
Replies: 0
Views: 502

interesting experience with ankle rubber bands

I was doing the ankle rubber band drill. I did them like in the video. I could do them but felt that my legs dragged quite a lot although the stayed somewhat high. It was pretty tiring and I had a hight stroke rate. but, my body had to stay flat and I couldn't rotate torso. I could handle 5 laps in ...
by andresmuro
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: thx Adam Young
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: thx Adam Young

You're very welcome and great to hear you're improving nicely! This is the thread you're talking about right? : http://www.swimsmoothforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1962 Yes it's a great forum - Paul and I wish we had more time to post here but we do our best. We're very busy working on the next ...
by andresmuro
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Smooth Immersion
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Smooth Immersion

Ahoy mates, I'm a beginner trying to swim like those Aussie girls, Remy Fairweather and Melissa Gorman. I've tried emulating Fairweather' rhythmic 2 beat kick and am progressing to develop foot awareness(flick-relax-control in a fraction of a second) but my stroke timing is way off. Would a TI Swim...
by andresmuro
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Freestyle video : help me to improve with your advices
Replies: 23
Views: 5186

Re: Freestyle video : help me to improve with your advices

Thank you SolarEnergy for your analysis ! 8-) Here are two new videos : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2pFdIeIBGY Underwater (only the first 15 seconds, nothing to see after). I think your are right about the fact I push the water down. I would really appreciate to have your opinion about how to i...
by andresmuro
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: thx Adam Young
Replies: 3
Views: 715

thx Adam Young

I wanted to thank you for taking the video of my swimming, breaking it down and making suggestions. I've been trying them along with increasing my workouts and my times have gone down a significant amount. Thx, again.
by andresmuro
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: REMOVE LANCE ARMSTRONG VIDEO NOW!
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

Re: REMOVE LANCE ARMSTRONG VIDEO NOW!

Just showing a video of an athletes stroke and analyzing it does not, in any way, suggests that they endorse him, support drug use, or any such thing. There is no logical connection between pointing that a swimmers catch needs improvement and claiming that this means endorsing the person. Sad thing ...
by andresmuro
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Open Water Training
Replies: 119
Views: 14978

Re: Open Water Training

cottmiler wrote:I just remembered this on Harry Wiltshire:

http://www.feelforthewater.com/2012/07/ ... hange.html

It's windmilling with meat hook hand entry at 90 - 100 spm for open water.


Janet Evaaaaannnss!!!
by andresmuro
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Open Water Training
Replies: 119
Views: 14978

Re: Open Water Training

It's great being able to video here in Australia! Here is a clip from this morning which explains what my previous post was trying to say: http://youtu.be/_zKu9WpVicg After this we had a go at improving the sighting: http://youtu.be/eSkyAvYkOhY NIce technique, and your increased rate video shows a ...
by andresmuro
Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Anyone bought high power prescription goggles recently?
Replies: 24
Views: 5009

Re: Anyone bought high power prescription goggles recently?

Hi Andres! Many thanks for the "Zinc Oxide" tip , am sure my wife has a tub of it somewhere in the bathroom, amongst all her other paraphernalia! I wondered about trying Vaseline perhaps - but a bit worried about any possibly harmful stuff near the eyes. Bye / Don Vaseline will work fine ...
by andresmuro
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Anyone bought high power prescription goggles recently?
Replies: 24
Views: 5009

Re: Anyone bought high power prescription goggles recently?

Hi Mike! ...my new plano lens goggles with anti-fog coating worked fine for my swim Friday - then today, to my disgust, they kept on leaking a bit on the left goggle. That's the sort of problem that I had with my old ones (apart for the final stage when water just "gushed in") - I must ha...
by andresmuro
Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: help swimming technique video
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

Re: help swimming technique video

Wow, awesome snorkelling! Jealous!! A few things in your stroke. It looks like you've been working on making this nice and relaxed and there's a lot of nice elements in your stroke - well done! As is very common with swimmers, working on exhalation is going to help you, a nice constant smooth exhal...
by andresmuro
Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: help swimming technique video
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

Re: help swimming technique video

Aren't holidays wonderful! Doesn't swimming open up a wonderful world! You did well getting the "Long Tom" fish. I got a large moray. hard to see. too much current and she went into hiding at the 50-55 second mark. I saw a large stingray but took off before I was able to film it. I also s...
by andresmuro
Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: help swimming technique video
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

Re: help swimming technique video

I admire your power and energy! I wonder if you could push the leading arms outwards a bit more on entry. Particularly at 2:45 your left arm goes too much to the centre line and when you breathe to the right, your body falls since your left arm is now under the body. This make you fishtail because ...
by andresmuro
Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: help swimming technique video
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

help swimming technique video

posted a video of me swimming on youtube. I make an excellent impression of a humpback whale, or a walrus. I'de love to here your critiques.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ2bJiVRpik
by andresmuro
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: How to get the benefit of a pull buoy without using one
Replies: 31
Views: 4377

Re: How to get the benefit of a pull buoy without using one

I have a question on this actually. I'm doing most Of my swimming (long swims and CSS intervals) at One cadence which I've been trying to work on. I'm currently at about 67 strokes/min. When I do an all out sprint 50 or 100m I notice myself Turning over a lot more strokes. Haven't measured but its ...
by andresmuro
Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: catch parallel to surface vs diagonal
Replies: 4
Views: 845

catch parallel to surface vs diagonal

Elite swimmers' catch, the hand tends to enter the water and propel forward near the surface and then bending the elbow before the pull face. I've noticed that a lot of total immersion swimmers have a catch that goes diagonal into the water, rather than forward and parallel to the surface. I've been...
by andresmuro
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: How to get the benefit of a pull buoy without using one
Replies: 31
Views: 4377

Re: How to get the benefit of a pull buoy without using one

How much power required to move a body at a pace of 1:40/100m perpetually short course meter assuming that the rest of the technique is sound? Answer: takes so little power than Jono Van Hazel just can not swim that slow, unless he modifies his technique to purposely slowing down his stroke. It suc...

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