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by Adivio
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18309

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

P.S: I lost 5 kilos in a month, decreased from 84kg to 79kg, I can wear my old trousers now ;) Congrats, that's a lot of weight loss in a month. I guess you achieved this by eating less (much less)? If you manage to make this your permanent diet, all good. If not, the lost weight will grow back ......
by Adivio
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Cottmiler in Perth 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3114

Re: Cottmiler in Perth 2016

Hi Cottmiler, I did not mean absolute speed. It is true that speed will decrease naturally as we age but it depends very much on the starting point. As I have started swimming few years back, there is plenty of space for speed improvements even when age is going in the opposite direction. For me it ...
by Adivio
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Cottmiler in Perth 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3114

Re: Cottmiler in Perth 2016

Very good list cottmiler. It would be easier for me to list my weaknesses I believe :). Or instead of a list I could just state my target: getting faster every year in all triathlon distances. If I think hard, I believe that my main strength is consistency. Having the will to train week in and week ...
by Adivio
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18309

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

Any drill suggestions to correct?


I am really the last person on Earth to suggest drills to you :).
Perhaps you could try to shorten the push?
by Adivio
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 18309

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

You should not take my opinion too seriously, but to my untrained eye your pull is too long at the push phase.
Doesn't look natural, especially the left hand.
by Adivio
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6207

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

This sounds potentially "dangerous" to me, similar to a mistake I did for a long time: I see the potential for a much too large kick, potentially a scissor kick. This can work for slower speeds, but will eventually stop progress. Hi Sprinter, Thanks for the warning. It is difficult to fee...
by Adivio
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Cottmiler in Perth 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3114

Re: Cottmiler in Perth 2016

Looking very good cottmiler. Congrats!

You know what I'm going to ask next :). Did you do a time trial? Curious to hear how your speed has improved.

Adrian
by Adivio
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6207

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

Well done Salvo, Getting to round 7 with increased speed at the same time is not easy! As it is customary on Fridays, I did another Salvo's set today. This time did 6 rounds and remained behind the beep only in the middle of the last 600 IM. Progress :). 2 important things happened this week in my s...
by Adivio
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: video of me. please comment
Replies: 28
Views: 4006

Re: video of me. please comment

When I started Swimming in 2013


You have started 3 years ago and already can swim so fast? You must be one talented swimmer :o .
What's your "secret"? Or shall I say your weekly mileage?

Adrian
by Adivio
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6207

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

Thanks Salvo for the encouragement. It actually feels bad when I miss the beep. And of course super great when staying with it :). Congrats for your red most set. You are a strong swimmer! For me Friday is just the warm up. Saturday I have the long run and swimming then on Sunday the long cycling, g...
by Adivio
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6207

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

Today it's Friday and this means another of Salvo's swimming set. Same setup as before, unfortunately today couldn't go further than round 5 and I missed the beep heavily on the last 500m. My excuse is that I had a hard gym session on Wed evening and I was still recovering from it. I could still fee...
by Adivio
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6207

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

Good point, will try to remember :)
by Adivio
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6207

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

Yes, the pants have some hardened pads on top of knees and this prevents too much bending. But basically it is easier to kick with these pants than without. Legs feel very light even during hard kicking. This lightness makes it easier for me to get the 1-2-3, 1-2-3 rhythm for each hand. And then at ...
by Adivio
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6207

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

I'll keep those pants on, thank you :). And since you mentioned it, I really like the kick pants. They actually allowed me to discover a few improvements which I could carry to "normal" swimming: - since it is easier to kick, I have started to be aware of the hands to legs connection. I ca...
by Adivio
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6207

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

About the today's set: - long course (50m) - IM speed: 1:43 - Fast speed: 1:37 - Recovery: 1:50 - Used the HUUB kick pants :) - Beeper set to beep every 25m for better feedback Due to time constrains and actually running out of energy I had to stop after round 5. All in all I swam 3km, exactly as i...
by Adivio
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6207

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

Hi Salvo, I tried your set today. I have never done the Red mist in the past, instead I have been doing many pink mists last season. About the today's set: - long course (50m) - IM speed: 1:43 - Fast speed: 1:37 - Recovery: 1:50 - Used the HUUB kick pants :) - Beeper set to beep every 25m for better...
by Adivio
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans
Replies: 40
Views: 6207

Re: for ow swimmers and Red Mist fans

Excellent, well done Salvo! I was actually waiting for your report as you made me curious with this training session. I am now planning to try it out myself as it looks very interesting. I especially like the change in speed it includes. By the way, how did you keep the pace on target? I guess it is...
by Adivio
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Ideal body fat percentage for a swimmer
Replies: 9
Views: 2435

Re: Ideal body fat percentage for a swimmer


Even easier than my method :)
by Adivio
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Ideal body fat percentage for a swimmer
Replies: 9
Views: 2435

Re: Ideal body fat percentage for a swimmer

It's "easy": eat less, exercise more to create caloric deficit.
by Adivio
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: How to use the snorkel to determine the optimal breathing rate
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: How to use the snorkel to determine the optimal breathing rate

I was using snorkel yesterday and I remembered this topic. I couldn't do any timing or counting but what I noticed was that the breathing was synchronized to the arm pulls. This is good I suppose as it means that I have the same rate of breathing with and without the snorkel. The difference is that ...

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