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by gavinp
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: The Pencil Drill
Replies: 10
Views: 3194

Re: The Pencil Drill

I'm with you Dom. I just checked out the website and the message above looks like it has been cut and pasted directly out of their website. There's a link to where they are based in New York, though claiming they are based in london..!? The techno babble is 'interesting' considering they are pushing...
by gavinp
Fri May 25, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: my ramp test graph - advice please
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Re: my ramp test graph - advice please

Hi

The downward trend is expected in this test as you increase your spm. What's missing are other parameters on the graph - like your perceived effort for one. That way the data can be analysed properly to identify your 'sweetspot'.

Any chance you could update the graph?

:D
by gavinp
Mon May 21, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: The Pencil Drill
Replies: 10
Views: 3194

Re: The Pencil Drill

Hi Head position: are you looking ahead? your head up too much will force your feet to drop. Maybe experiment with that Breathing: are you holding onto your breath when your head is in the water? Your lungs when full of air are a flotation device which are near the front of your body and will make t...
by gavinp
Fri May 04, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: UNCO again!
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: UNCO again!

If your having trouble with UNCO and it's bothering you, I suggest stop doing it for a while and go back to single arm drills with the front arm extended. You'll notice that your still drowning; or pushing down; raising your head etc. So first things first, sort out your head rotation (which I suspe...
by gavinp
Fri May 04, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Half hour sessions
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: Half hour sessions

Most plans assume you have at least an hour to train per session, so your already behind I imagine if you've started already. There's also no point in skipping sessions from your plan as going from week to week the plan will assume a certain level of fitness which you wont have if you've missed a lo...
by gavinp
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Is a tempo trainer the way forward?
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: Is a tempo trainer the way forward?

Hi Don

That explains a lot if you weren't getting to do much more than 12 metres :shock: It'll take time to build your swim stammina, but you'll get there :D

All the best and enjoy your swimming lessons!
by gavinp
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Stroke rate
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: Stroke rate

How odd. Get someone to check your technique. The only thing I can think of is that you are either diving your hand straight down (as opposed to in and reaching forward - high elbow etc) OR your hand recovery is too early so you aren't getting much of a push at the back end. As you are concentrating...
by gavinp
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Is a tempo trainer the way forward?
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: Is a tempo trainer the way forward?

Hi Don Me again :D I highly recommend a tempo trainer. Great piece of kit. To figure out your optimal stroke rate start here: http://www.swimsmooth.com/ramptest.html BUT, from your earlier post, there are other elements of your swimming that you probably need to address first before you start workin...
by gavinp
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Advice on progress
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Advice on progress

Hi Don Do you live in the UK? I'm a triathlon coach in Northampton and do a lot of swim coaching at the moment. If your anywhere near me I would be happy to help :) If not, this is a good starting point: http://www.swimsmooth.com/breathing_beg.html It could be a number of factors but, what has chang...

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