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  1. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Do you think thereís any benefit to 5 min static glycolysis between all outs, like on the buffering system?
    I think when you don't swim out and just stand around it forces you to use different energy systems sooner. In layman's terms, the the absolutely dogsh*t feeling I have on my 5th rep of 6x100 @ 5:00 starts at like #2 or 3 if I am skipping some sort of recovery in between. Which I guess teaches me to push through the pain sooner? But usually when I do dive sets, or lactate sets, I want to be at the top of my game as much as I can be every time I step up on the blocks.

    I have another set that is similar that I KNOW has a "no warm down" component. May try it out in a week or two. I will post the results here, unless I die attempting it!
    Updated February 24th, 2020 at 10:08 PM by Calvin S
  2. __steve__'s Avatar
    Do you think thereís any benefit to 5 min static glycolysis between all outs, like on the buffering system?
  3. DanSad's Avatar
    Got it. thanks for the explanation. Appreciate the blog updates as they provide me with new ideas when I'm forced to swim solo.
  4. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DanSad
    Hi Calvin, Just curious as to what ("Zane Grothe" style) refers to. Is is stroke related, pacing... thanks
    Dan,

    I once read about a set he did. 20x150 @ 2:00 no kick outs. To work, I am assuming, on turnover and emphasizing strokes over kicking off the walls. The set is here:

    https://swimswam.com/upping-the-inza...etting-faster/

    Anyways, my "occasional" training partner Trip Strauss has really bad walls (I know Trip will read this and he knows I am being truthful but also don't mean anything by it!). I have really good walls (or I like to think they are pretty good), and this puts Trip at a decided disadvantage any time we race. So every so often I will promise to race him "Zane Grothe" style, taken from the set linked above, to try and level the playing field (which it actually does...sometimes).
  5. DanSad's Avatar
    Hi Calvin, Just curious as to what ("Zane Grothe" style) refers to. Is is stroke related, pacing... thanks
  6. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tripswim
    whose walls leave something to be desired

    (yale vs davidson)
    Seeing as I care absolutely nothing for my alma mater, umm...go bulldogs?
    Updated January 25th, 2020 at 01:01 PM by Calvin S
  7. tripswim's Avatar
    whose walls leave something to be desired

    (yale vs davidson)
  8. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    H.A.S. = hands at side?
    Hey!
    Amazing!
    Super!

    Correct!
  9. __steve__'s Avatar
    H.A.S. = hands at side?
  10. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tripswim
    update from teammate Trip in Baja peninsula satellite training camp

    yesterday

    AM

    30 minute walk on beach, 20 minute jog back
    20 minute ocean swim
    swam with the dolphins (not the club team)
    skin pigmentation
    PINK
    PINK
    ROJO

    PM
    sc meters
    10 x 2 on 10 sec rest

    Today

    Michael Andrews day (yes that Michael Andrews)
    in adult pool 86 degrees of separation
    20 x 30 meters up tempo on 15 sec rest (work on break outs and going broke in Cabos)
    excuse me sir, but this is MY blog. You are retired now and have the time on your hands to write your own blog.

    also donít forget to bring me a bottle
    of tequila. Or mezcal. Or both.
    Updated January 18th, 2020 at 10:49 PM by Calvin S
  11. tripswim's Avatar
    update from teammate Trip in Baja peninsula satellite training camp

    yesterday

    AM

    30 minute walk on beach, 20 minute jog back
    20 minute ocean swim
    swam with the dolphins (not the club team)
    skin pigmentation
    PINK
    PINK
    ROJO

    PM
    sc meters
    10 x 2 on 10 sec rest

    Today

    Michael Andrews day (yes that Michael Andrews)
    in adult pool 86 degrees of separation
    20 x 30 meters up tempo on 15 sec rest (work on break outs and going broke in Cabos)
  12. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Why is it called Ervin?
    Short back story:

    Doug Martin's (yes that Doug Martin of numerous sprint USMS National/World Records) son got Anthony Ervin to come to Little Rock for Doug's birthday a couple years ago (like literally I am told he walked up to Doug's door, rang the doorbell, and was standing there wearing his Olympic medals). It was sort of a weekend festival that got all the swimming community of Little Rock involved. He did a couple clinics (some public, some private), he came and spoke to the UALR college team (that was my last year coaching them). Anyways, I am fairly certain "Ervin" was a set of drills he said he does during practice or before racing or something (I wasn't actually there for the clinic), and to give credit where credit was due, and so the swimmers would always know what set the coaches were talking about, they designated it "Ervin."
  13. __steve__'s Avatar
    Why is it called Ervin?
  14. Karl_S's Avatar
    "These go to '11'."
    Classic line from a classic film!
  15. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Have you seen the mockumentary 80ís movie This is Spinal Tap? Their amps volume dials went up to 11
    "Why don't you just make '10' louder and make '10' be the top number and make that a little louder?"
    ...
    ...
    "These go to '11'."

    Yeah seen them all. This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and A Mighty Wind.
  16. __steve__'s Avatar
    Have you seen the mockumentary 80ís movie This is Spinal Tap? Their amps volume dials went up to 11
  17. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DanSad
    Calvin, can you breakdown the different steps of "Progressive Freestyle"? thanks
    #1 - fist drill
    #2 - tennis balls
    #3 - upside down paddles (have occasionally substituted Finis strapless paddles (SP) here, but prefer the upside down paddle because it really helps me feel that forearm catch, which the first two 50s are over-emphasizing)
    #4 - swim (although I have recently started doing #4 with Finis strapless fingertip paddles, to help refocus my entry and first part of the catch before the forearm gets involved).

    I use a SNKL so that I can keep my head position perfect and not concern myself with turning to breathe. I also do 4 FL kicks off every wall and count my strokes, focusing on how the number decreases over the course of the 4 50s. When I have been at my best, I am usually something like 12-13 strokes on #1, 11-12 on #2, 8-9 on #3, and 9-10 on #4.
  18. DanSad's Avatar
    Calvin, can you breakdown the different steps of "Progressive Freestyle"? thanks
  19. tripswim's Avatar
    maverick's re-engaging sir!!!!!


    welcome back man
  20. Karl_S's Avatar
    Brilliance exists on the edge of insanity.
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