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  1. Karl_S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JPEnge
    Gosh, I hate the wedges. Feel like a doofus setting the things up and always nervous it won't retract right.

    I think they should let us start off the blocks with just the heels in the water. That was the rule in Illinois high school swimming until right before I got to high school.
    Yup. Then when I was in HS they changed the rules. I didn't know and couldn't figure out why the started was telling me my toes had to be below the water line. I begrudgingly obliged. My coach told me after the race.
  2. JPEnge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    I like it.

    BW: curling the toes over the gutter should be legal like it was in the '70s.
    Among other benefits it would eliminate the expense of those wedges.
    Gosh, I hate the wedges. Feel like a doofus setting the things up and always nervous it won't retract right.

    I think they should let us start off the blocks with just the heels in the water. That was the rule in Illinois high school swimming until right before I got to high school.
  3. Karl_S's Avatar
    I like it.

    BW: curling the toes over the gutter should be legal like it was in the '70s.
    Among other benefits it would eliminate the expense of those wedges.
  4. JPEnge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    "Crestview Middle School - LCM"
    What the heck middle school has an LCM pool?!
    Apparently a pool where the club team in the school district and the school district itself split the cost to build it. I guess it's the main summer pool for Rockwood Swim Club.
  5. Karl_S's Avatar
    "Crestview Middle School - LCM"
    What the heck middle school has an LCM pool?!
  6. Calvin S's Avatar
    You don't have time to go on vacation. You got training to do!
  7. __steve__'s Avatar
    Congratulations! You will do fine
  8. JPEnge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Ever gone for an all-out 1 minute for calories on the Assault?
    No, but that sounds like a nasty nasty lactic acid bomb!
  9. __steve__'s Avatar
    Ever gone for an all-out 1 minute for calories on the Assault?
  10. JPEnge's Avatar
    Nothing is particular besides the benefits squats give in general. There are certainly simpler exercises that serve the same purpose, I just like OHS.
  11. Kenny100's Avatar
    JP,

    I am curious about how the OHS helps with your swimming. I used to powerlift but cut back to lighter weight to help prevent injury. But I am open to adding new lifts to my weight workout routine. Thanks.

    Ken
  12. JPEnge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    What was the swim part of the tri like?
    Just a serpentine pool swim. Nothing special. And super short so I didn't get any advantage!
  13. __steve__'s Avatar
    What was the swim part of the tri like?
  14. JPEnge's Avatar
    I know, isn't that crazy! I was 10th in the rankings until the list came out, looks like one guy entered his 50 split from his 100 breast in late. That was the event I scratched A finals at Sectionals on Sunday too!

    I got my goal though, I got at least one Top Ten in each discipline.
  15. Calvin S's Avatar
    Jeff,

    I had to laugh. Just saw the preliminary Top Ten for SCY. Who would have thought a 26.7 50 BR wouldn't make it? Looks like you were first man out :/

    I guess that 25-29 buzzsaw has aged up. Glad I am getting the hell out of that age group come January!
  16. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Chris Stevenson said his coach had him swim 50 LC nbs on 1:00!
    For me, 5- 10 x 1breath 25ms on 0:30 i call lung busters
    Same coach used to have us do 50s on 1:15 swim NB or on 1:30 underwater kick/pullouts no breath (4 at a time).

    These days the closest I come to that is my Rouse 100s, which is (starting at 15M mark) a 15M underwater FL kick, into a flip turn, into a 50M cruise kick on back, into a flip turn, into 35M underwater FL kick back to the original start point. Done with fins, I usually do them on 2:30. Ive done them on as fast as 1:45 years ago. 2:30 is ample recovery time because it usually takes about 1:25 to complete the full 100 meters.

    EDIT: by same coach I mean same coach who had me doing the lungbusters in my previous post, NOT Chris Stevensons coach!
  17. __steve__'s Avatar
    Chris Stevenson said his coach had him swim 50 LC nbs on 1:00!
    For me, 5- 10 x 1breath 25ms on 0:30 i call lung busters
  18. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JPEnge
    No, what they were was underwater to a random black line on the bottom, flip turn in space, underwater back. So it was trying to work on lungs (hence the name) and also accelerating from no push off. It was longer than 25 but mine were really sloppy so I just called it 25 :P
    Amazing how coaches use the same terminology for different things. Lung busters for us were always long (usually pull) sets where you breathed on the first stroke, then every 2, then 3, then 4, so on until you failed, then you started over again. My coach in high school used to love throwing out 6x400 pull LCM lungbusters. The turn counted for 2 strokes.
  19. JPEnge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Were the lungbusters done has 25nbs?
    No, what they were was underwater to a random black line on the bottom, flip turn in space, underwater back. So it was trying to work on lungs (hence the name) and also accelerating from no push off. It was longer than 25 but mine were really sloppy so I just called it 25 :P
  20. __steve__'s Avatar
    Were the lungbusters done has 25nbs?
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