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by smootharnie
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Cottmiler in Perth 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3223

Re: Cottmiler in Perth 2016

Cottmile, what are you doing here? http://i66.tinypic.com/fuz2v4.jpg Are you using your body to help the pull? Pushing the arm deep to hook up the arm in the water by body bending and pushing the legs down at the rear to dig in at the front? Looks like you are pulling over the centerline here. and e...
by smootharnie
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18680

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

Dont you think in your swinging style the effort of the bodies action is more equally devided between above water and under water actions? When I imitate the long underwater, relaxed above water style It always feels as the power underwater and the relaxation above water are too different and out of...
by smootharnie
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: The Twitch
Replies: 12
Views: 2719

Re: The Twitch

TI talks about this action a lot to protect shoulders etc.
First roll, than ¨pull.
I like pulling kicking and roll together more.
by smootharnie
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18680

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

car mechanics often drive the worst maintained cars ;) (when they get older and less motivated)
by smootharnie
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18680

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

You know all the drills available as a coach yourself. If you still believe in drills, maybe this one; Hold your hand and forearm inline like KPN advises, making one big paddle from elbow to fingertup with a firn wrist until the arm reaches breast height, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZO738a8WQw&...
by smootharnie
Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Skinny strength
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

Re: Skinny strength

I admit that nearly flawless is a bit exagerated.
Strokes look pretty good, they do flipturns etc, no appearant stroke problems, but obviously the fitness level isnt top notch.
You can see not many Watts are released in their strokes.
by smootharnie
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Skinny strength
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

Skinny strength

see a lot of woman from a certain age coming back to swimming with near flawless technique. Despite that , they are not so fast. And there is one skinny gay going very fast. Skinny strength. Not so much static, but also with an endurance component in the case of swimming. This guy probably has more ...
by smootharnie
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Cottmiler in Perth 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3223

Re: Cottmiler in Perth 2016

SA - the body,s axial rotation change of direction has several contributions. One is help from the hand pressure on the water at the front, a second is the foot,s pressure and a third is the "twitch" from the core . just cheking, same here. Arm throw can increase pressure on arm and leg a...
by smootharnie
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Cottmiler in Perth 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3223

Re: Cottmiler in Perth 2016

Cott, your roll looks very easy, rhytmic and connected now. Only the right arm slaps flat on the water a bit too much. Do you feel the kick and the weight of the recovering action help the roll, and the pull does less to help the roll compared to your one arm ankleband swimming? Does it feel like yo...
by smootharnie
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Johnny Weissmullers perfect kicktiming and power distribution
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Re: Johnny Weissmullers perfect kicktiming and power distribution

I think a slighly curved boatlike undershape aint bad. You dont want a hollow lower back though, so most of the posture change happens in the upperback. flat lowerback, legs up by flexible hip flexors. Better for freedom of shoulder movement also, but if you are used to a rounded back. a straight ba...
by smootharnie
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Cottmiler in Perth 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3223

Re: Cottmiler in Perth 2016

Shelley will be proud.
Looking light and floaty.
In hinsight, was there any significant drill that made the difference?
by smootharnie
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Riding high
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

Re: Riding high

Must be a single minded long distance guy :D I see kicking is out of the question. Legs are kicked out of the water very easy with a 6Bk. Looks like Shellys type 2BK is more than enough. Looking up in waterpolostyle is not a problem anymore but dont know if thats a real advantage. Could be that pull...
by smootharnie
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Riding high
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

Re: Riding high

Why would it suddenly become a muscle only sport? Only breathing becomes easier, but thats not a problem in backstroke either. It requires a different style I guess. They seem to roll very easy. Falling to the side like they are laying on a ball. Thats different when you are dense and more underwate...
by smootharnie
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Riding high
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

Riding high

Swimming in the dead sea. A shame they are swimming so slow. I guess its a lot of fun swimming this way. High ref with little rotation like on a surfboard is the best approach for it probably, but swim races there could reveal the optimal technique under these altered buoyancy conditions. https://ww...
by smootharnie
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: video of me. please comment
Replies: 28
Views: 4083

Re: video of me. please comment

WOW! impressive. Looks pretty good to my laymans eyes. I estimate your above avarage athletic ability is worth 10 sec/ 100m at the moment. Putting an avarage engine in your swimming machine would result in a 1.40-1.45 min /100 pace instead of a 1.30 pace I guess. You should see the avarage 20 years ...
by smootharnie
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Johnny Weissmullers perfect kicktiming and power distribution
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Johnny Weissmullers perfect kicktiming and power distribution

Tarzans stroke is very much like the modern stroke. If elites would swim with more kayak timing and with their head out of the water, it would still look exactly as Tarzans stroke. Because he has to trash his arms in the water and push down more in combination with a more kayaklike armtiming, there ...
by smootharnie
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18680

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

what do you consider your mistakes now? I was rather curious ro see the effect of returning to your classic high gear swimming. ;) We agree there is some improvement possible in your propulsion technique. To my eyes you have some non optimal mix of high rev arm stroke style and long 6Bk style. It se...
by smootharnie
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18680

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

What I mean by shoulder rotation on top of hip rotation is shown at 32 min 30 sec. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGyHmLHIeuA The body is NOT moving as one unit, hips and shoulders do not rotate the same amount at the same time. Imagine throwing someting this way. Loosing half of your potential. Ye...
by smootharnie
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18680

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

Curious to see where this will end. :?
I think you are more rhythm swimmer as strength swimmer, but cleaning up your basic arm mechanics cant be bad.


I guess you have seen this one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXxSvKKxx3Q

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