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geochuck
January 9th, 2011, 12:48 PM
I get tired of reading what I call silly posts. I would rather read about stroke technique, and east swim workout ideas. Being an older person I do not want to over work out. I would rather talk stroke, stroke, stroke. I do not want to die trying to be fast fast, fast.

nkfrench
January 9th, 2011, 02:00 PM
This General Swimming-Related Discussions forum covers "Any swimming-related topics not covered in one of the other top level topics". Maybe the Workouts forum would be more to your liking?

Yes, discussion does tend to drift off topic. Sometimes that's OK. Better to have an active message board than to have a board nobody posts to.

There's plenty here to choose to read; and plenty to ignore.

thewookiee
January 9th, 2011, 03:28 PM
I get tired of reading what I call silly posts. I would rather read about stroke technique, and east swim workout ideas. Being an older person I do not want to over work out. I would rather talk stroke, stroke, stroke. I do not want to die trying to be fast fast, fast.

You should also visit the TI discussion forum then. They love to talk about stroke, stroke, stroke and not necessarily about fast,fast,fast. :)

fmracing
January 9th, 2011, 03:54 PM
You should also visit the TI discussion forum then. They love to talk about stroke, stroke, stroke and not necessarily about fast,fast,fast. :)

Yes, but TI is silly so that is out. :)

thewookiee
January 9th, 2011, 05:25 PM
Yes, but TI is silly so that is out. :)

:eek:

tomtopo
January 11th, 2011, 07:43 AM
There are a lot of magazines that discuss technique. The American Swimming Coaches Association, USA Swimming, and Swimming Technique are great magazines. If you'd like a forum, this forum is great when you get to know some of the coaches. Many threads will have good information mixed in with some personal nonsense but it's up to you to separate the two. I'd buy the Science of Swimming by Doc Counsilman and Ernies second book for starters. Good Luck, Coach T.

The Fortress
January 11th, 2011, 10:50 AM
You should also visit the TI discussion forum then. They love to talk about stroke, stroke, stroke and not necessarily about fast,fast,fast. :)

Has George become a triathlete in his dotage? :bolt:

Methinks George is trying to provoke some "silliness" with his open ended rant. If you have a specific topic regarding the broad category of stroke technique, why not start with that?

I'll start. Not that I'm willing to devote any time to changing it at the moment, but is it possible to improve one's breaststroke kick? And, if so, how? That's the weakest element of any of my strokes.

stillwater
January 11th, 2011, 11:06 AM
I get tired of reading what I call silly posts

I couldn't agree with you more!!!!

What really irks me are those that talk about going to Mexico and drink maragritas. Or those who try to sell stuff on the forum. How the heck is that relevant to stroke, stroke, stroke?

Keep up the vigilance. This forum is out of control.

geochuck
January 11th, 2011, 11:23 AM
Recommendation re breaststroke kic., Never swim that silly stroke it could be injurious to your wellbeing.

Has George become a triathlete in his dotage? :bolt:

Methinks George is trying to provoke some "silliness" with his open ended rant. If you have a specific topic regarding the broad category of stroke technique, why not start with that?

I'll start. Not that I'm willing to devote any time to changing it at the moment, but is it possible to improve one's breaststroke kick? And, if so, how? That's the weakest element of any of my strokes.

geochuck
January 11th, 2011, 11:27 AM
If you notice, when I swim up to the swim up bar I use a high elbow recovery and I finish very aggresively.


I couldn't agree with you more!!!!

What really irks me are those that talk about going to Mexico and drink maragritas. Or those who try to sell stuff on the forum. How the heck is that relevant to stroke, stroke, stroke?

Keep up the vigilance. This forum is out of control.

geochuck
January 11th, 2011, 11:30 AM
I prefer to knock down Margaritas, I don't like to knock down "TI".


Yes, but TI is silly so that is out. :)

ALM
January 11th, 2011, 12:07 PM
George, you are so funny. When are we all going to get to meet you in person? Will you be attending any swim meets in the US?

ElaineK
January 11th, 2011, 03:01 PM
Recommendation re breaststroke kic., Never swim that silly stroke it could be injurious to your wellbeing.

:thhbbb: :rolleyes: :shakeshead: :mooning: :bitching: :censor: (Hey, That Guy, did I miss any appropriate ones here?) Fellow FROGS, that goes for you, too! Feel free to chime in with an appropriate Smilie! And, for all you anti-FROGS, feel free to NOT respond!! :bolt:

Cheers!
:chug:

That Guy
January 11th, 2011, 03:13 PM
(Hey, That Guy, did I miss any appropriate ones here?)

They're all appropriate. I think relevancy is the issue here. That never stopped me before though...:cane::fish2::popcorn::oldman::hijack::wh iteflag:

ElaineK
January 11th, 2011, 04:19 PM
They're all appropriate. I think relevancy is the issue here. That never stopped me before though...:cane::fish2::popcorn::oldman::hijack::wh iteflag:

Thanks, That Guy! I knew I could count on you (relevant or not)! Although, I think :hijack: is a relevant one, considering what we just did. :bolt:

orca1946
January 11th, 2011, 07:02 PM
Hi George, do you know if Jammers by Yangfa will come in size 38 ?
They list a XXXL - but do not list a size with it>

geochuck
January 11th, 2011, 08:11 PM
I am starting a training regimin here in Vancouver and going to head to Apache Junction Arizona, for Feb 16th if I can workout enough to to some racing the goal is the May meet in Arizona and maybe a couple of others.
George, you are so funny. When are we all going to get to meet you in person? Will you be attending any swim meets in the US?

Allen Stark
January 17th, 2011, 03:33 PM
I'll start. Not that I'm willing to devote any time to changing it at the moment, but is it possible to improve one's breaststroke kick? And, if so, how? That's the weakest element of any of my strokes.

Sorry I missed this til now:yes.See my posts on drills in "the Breaststroke Lane" especially the 2" kick,ankle snap only kick,and eggbeater kick drills.From what I read in the thread about them the breaststroke fins may help.Also,there is no substitute for doing the kick regularly in workouts(just not so much that your knees hurt.)

geochuck
January 17th, 2011, 05:10 PM
Allen my knees hurt all the time so I never do breaststroke kick. I am becoming my father, when I stand up it almost causes me to lunge accross the room. I don't mind doing arms only breaststroke as a warmup stroke


Sorry I missed this til now:yes.See my posts on drills in "the Breaststroke Lane" especially the 2" kick,ankle snap only kick,and eggbeater kick drills.From what I read in the thread about them the breaststroke fins may help.Also,there is no substitute for doing the kick regularly in workouts(just not so much that your knees hurt.)

orca1946
January 19th, 2011, 12:38 PM
To improve my BR kick, when I am at the gym I use the machine that you pull your knees/thighs inward till the pads touch. This seems to strengthen my BR kick. I do 2 X 20 @ 80 lbs.