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XGC_Cheevo

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In Topic: Any Suggestions?

19 December 2014 - 05:51 PM

What do you mean taking breaths?  Like you struggle with keeping your head down while swimming and basically gasp for air the whole time like tarzan swimming/doggy paddle or you're front crawling/free-styling and cant help but breathe every stroke?

 

(I swam 2nd to 12th grade competitively,not using it as a chance to brag, more or less give some help)

 

I don't know how old you are but like all things once you get to a certain age your "baseline" is pretty much set.  Drills and training can help but ultimately you may be stuck with a variation of what you have.

 

The beginning of each season on the team was a cardio workout to the max.  Long distance, long distance, and even longer distances.  It's nothing to train from 4-500 yd sets followed up by a rest with 7-800 yd sets after that.  Long distance lung capacity is huge.  The first few days are burners but the next few get easier quickly.

 

If you have a kickboard try holding it out in front of you as far as you can with the arm you don't normally breathe with.  In my case I'm right handed and thus inclined to breathe on my right arm stroke.  Try to swim down the pool only breathing to one side and holding onto the board with your opposite arm.  After your breath put both hands on the board and kick for a few seconds, going to be dependant on how comfortable you are in the pool. 

 

That's one drill you can do.  It's going to be hard to slow down at first without gasping but ultimately its about cardio and forcing your body to be more efficient with the same amount of air.  It's also going to improve your form for front crawl.

 

Suprisingly another great way to train is to do sprints.  We always trained to do sprints with the least amount of breaths.  Every time you turn your head you slow down due to drag, again forcing your body to go anaerobic.

 

Another thing we used for lung capacity was doing a "Silver Dollar".  At the beginning of each season we started off with our coach throwing quarters in the deep end of the pool (that time 12ft).  We'd swim from the shallow end, down the transition to the deep end, grab a quarter or however many we could handle, swim to the end.  All under water, 25 yd pool.  What you brought up was yours to "keep". (We could buy ourselves shorter practices if we got enough).  Then we just slowly swam back to the starting wall.  Sometimes I swore I was going to pass out but again, it gets easier the more you do it.

 

Lotta rambling, if I didn't make sense let me know.


In Topic: Heavy Metal Fan Club

19 December 2014 - 03:58 PM

Found this in the depths of youtube a while back and thought I'd share it.

 

 

And this - start at 2:24


In Topic: So I Like A Girl

19 December 2014 - 10:41 AM

 

Well I just saw her today with her "boyfriend" I guess. 

I fail to see how this allows you to deviate from the initial plan, it sounds like you chickened out.

 

 

Dwelled on it too long.  Truth.


In Topic: Living Legends 8

11 December 2014 - 05:54 PM

No ones mentioned it but I will:

 

From Honu via PBN:

 

 

Living Legends 8 date has been released. Going into the 8th year Living Legends has become the "go to" game of paintball. Each year CPX and Viper paintball work to bring players of all levels and style of paintball together for what has become the pro bowl of our sport. This years list of Living Legends and professional players from both tourney and scenario will be the best yet. Please join us at CPX Sports for the best game of the year. Watch for updates on commanders and when Pre Reg opens.

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In Topic: Heavy Metal Fan Club

10 December 2014 - 04:53 PM

Somewhere in the depths of youtube theres a video of them doing Buch Dich live and its a crazy vid.  I used to follow them but feel they kind of lost there way after feuer frie made them famous around the XXX movie release.

 

Now here's a couple of my favorites to keep the music flowing.