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by NotThatTypeOfArnie
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Swim Types!
Topic: Struggling to understand - Overglider v Smooth
Replies: 3
Views: 1852

Re: Struggling to understand - Overglider v Smooth

Hmm, well I would have flown for 3k then had a heart attack and slowed down a bit. Failing a heart attack my arms would have detached at the shoulders as the ligaments gave out. I have dropped 11kg so far, with another 14 to go by next summer. My "comfortable" distance pace has gone from ~...
by NotThatTypeOfArnie
Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Sun yang
Replies: 6
Views: 1976

Re: Sun yang

There is also the question of adaptation for the individual. There is no doubt that the high-cadence swimmers dominate most open water events, esp triathlon/IM. However if you are already a long-stroke swimmer there is no guarantee that changing many years of technique and practice to a shorter chop...
by NotThatTypeOfArnie
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Swim Types!
Topic: Struggling to understand - Overglider v Smooth
Replies: 3
Views: 1852

Struggling to understand - Overglider v Smooth

On the "discover your swim type" I get two readings depending ONLY on the time to complete 400m. I swim at pretty much 16 SPL on a 25SCM pool. Very much "front-quadrant" style. 6ft 1in with +2 inch wingspan. Male age 46. My cruising speed which I can keep up for 10k is around 1.4...
by NotThatTypeOfArnie
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Smooth vs Swinger: Physiology?
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Smooth vs Swinger: Physiology?

The 10,000 hours theory controversial and is really nothing more than an observation; it is also widely misquoted and almost universally misunderstood. 100,000 hours of practice doesn't count towards your 10,000 hours total if you are "just doing it". The claim is about 10,000 hours of ana...
by NotThatTypeOfArnie
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Smooth vs Swinger: Physiology?
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Smooth vs Swinger: Physiology?

The great thing about distance swimming, like distance running, is that it's fun simply to participate. People can enjoy it without ever having any realistic hope of gaining anything other than personal achievement. It can be fun, it doesn't really have to be a "race" for most of the peopl...
by NotThatTypeOfArnie
Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Smooth vs Swinger: Physiology?
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Smooth vs Swinger: Physiology?

Interesting thought, but if it holds I suspect it would probably hold the other way. Smooths usually have lower stroke rates and it therefore may be more suitable for slower twitch types.. I also suspect quite strongly that the distinction may be loosely correlated to physical size. I would suspect ...

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