Update: I busted my butt and gained two pounds -- that scale better run away!
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Ugh. I'm up two pounds. Seriously? I worked hard. Not amused.
Still, I got back in the pool and will keep doing so. I'm trying to perfect my freestyle stroke which is frankly probably a disaster in terms of proper swimming techniques.
I'd like to find a way to learn proper technique, but swim classes are often for children.
YouTube has taken me only so far, so now I know what is wrong, but not necessarily how to correct it. Maybe more YouTube time is necessary.
I don't know how to do the breathing on the freestyle technique. I know I inhale sometime when my head is above water, but when do I exhale and how? What rhythm do I keep? I probably should get some Rx strength goggles and maybe some nose plugs. Ear plugs could come in handy too.
I found a website for swimming gear, it looks like a perfect place to get the right stuff. But how do I breathe during the freestyle? That's a question no amount of equipment can answer.
Does anyone on here know how to do a proper freestyle? I'd love to find out what I'm doing wrong so I can do it right. I hear one can get tendinitis from doing the swim strokes wrong for too long, so I really want to get this right. I have enough tendinitis, I don't want any more in any other parts of my body.
So far I've just resigned myself to practicing synching my breathing with the rhythm of my strokes so that I can at least get used to holding down a rhythm, even if it's the wrong rhythm.
So anyone know what I need to do?