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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    I am not 100% convinced that yoga really helps my swimming, but I am 100% convinced that I feel MUCH better mentally and physically after it. Glad you enjoyed it.
    This is the first time I have done yoga and I guess in the back of my mind I had mental images of Will Ferrell doing yoga!! It was definitely not a Will Ferrell yoga session and I found it really good. In fact some of the hip related stretches in particular I felt my joints open up and at the end was able to reach much lower than the start. I hope the combination of flexibility and core will help my swimming but time will tell.

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  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ndauksavage
    Glad you enjoyed it!
    i was was a very good suggestion of Bill's to start with the beginners Yoga rather than jumping straight into power yoga. I really enjoyed the way she explained everything and in some cases actually showed us. She is unbelievably flexible and if I can be half as flexible it will help me.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dhmartin
    I think that's probably right. I wouldn't want to go multiple seasons without lifting or kicking.
    I read somewhere recently (maybe Swimming World?) that Andrew Seliskar (couple years older than Andrews) does 30 x 25 burst SDK almost every practice. He has killer SDKs in short course. The fact that it's a kick set doesn't negate the neural patterning effect, IMO.
    Updated August 31st, 2014 at 10:59 AM by The Fortress
  4. pwb's Avatar
    I am not 100% convinced that yoga really helps my swimming, but I am 100% convinced that I feel MUCH better mentally and physically after it. Glad you enjoyed it.
  5. dhmartin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Ah good, I am usually doing less than 30 as well. I'm not sure his rigorous guidelines really apply to masters our age anyway.

    I know he deems kick sets worthless. I do notice that Andrew's kick and SDK are the worst part of his races though ... And, I am a kicker, so fully intend to keep doing my kick sets. With bicep tendonitis, I don't have much choice for awhile. I wonder if dropping kick sets doesn't have an immediate impact, but might have a cumulative effect over time? As an analogy, when I dropped weights (which Rushall also disdains) for 8+ months last year, it didn't have an immediate impact. But at the end of that period, I was having trouble finishing my races and had better swims after going back to lifting.
    I think that's probably right. I wouldn't want to go multiple seasons without lifting or kicking.
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