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  2. mhvh

    Training solo

    FB, that is cool. But the dude doesn't want to train others. He is training alone and wants to know nest how to keep himself accountable. I reckon that using Strava, GPS, Power Metre and whatever else you have at your disposal makes it more fun and at the same time heros keep you accountable to yourself.
  3. Ironnerd

    Training solo

    Use a power meter and/or heart rate monitor and/or GPS. It is hard to push your self when training alone.
  4. Ex-Hasbeen

    Swim coach west Melb?

    Personally I wouldn't worry about that. What happens above the water mean 2/5 of FA. A lot of very good freestylers have what looks like shocking recovery.
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    Swim coach west Melb?

    Thanks all for the tips so far One thing that really annoys me about my stroke is my ugly recovery-any tips for that?
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  7. BogFrog

    Swim coach west Melb?

    Agree with cross over stroke issue. This is also causing your pull to go too far under your body. A good drill for this would be a wide arm catch up - so look forward as you swim (head still under water but looking slightly forward so you can see your hand entry) ensuing hands remain shoulder width apart. Then pull straight down. Another issue to work on later is your left elbow drop - it looks like your elbow touches the water at the same time as your hand. But fix cross over first
  8. Bosco

    Swim coach west Melb?

    Three things for me:- 1. Cross over in stroke - work on entry in front of shoulders, if it feels too wide it’s likely right. 2. Lifting head to breath - there is a lift, tuck chin in 3. Body position - hold that 20cent piece between butt, streamline in push offs to feel the core engaged. You swim very similar to me, all of the above is advice given to me over time. I would get a coach - the good thing is there is some long hanging fruit that will see immediate improvement.
  9. Fitness Buddy

    LifeFItness Commerical Treadmills

    One of the gyms I work is having a refurbishment (required every 5 years) and is replacing all the cardio equipment. Elevation Series - https://www.lifefitness.com.au/product/refurbished-elevation-series-treadmill-with-discover-se/ $1200 Location Prahran, Melbourne
  10. FFF1077

    Swim coach west Melb?

    Pausing at the front of the stroke upon entry. Throw the arms over faster. Downward entry. Eliminate the glide. But that's what I know. Not what I can do. My 2 cents
  11. The new guy

    Training solo

    Do 99% solo. All the above works. Also the biggest change I did heading i to Port was to make each session purposeful. Using zwift gives a really structured option for riding, and I did long rides and recovery on road. Adding Fartlek or track sessions to running. Doing drills and sets in swimming. It keeps it fresh, and when you start a session with a specific goal to accomplish, rather than just 'going for a ride' you are more likely to focus on achieving it.
  12. Fitness Buddy

    Training solo

    Really. Rather then paying to use zwift I watch and/or listen to dvds to educate myself in regards to helping others. Nothing boring in that called being proactive
  13. Fitness Buddy

    Training solo

    What you do is post half your session and do the rest without them knowing. Then when the see you next they will underestimate you.
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    Training solo

    This, and also posting your sessions on Strava I find makes me accountable. A lot of times when I’m half through a ride or a run and feel like stopping it’s amazibg how the thought of everyone being able to see that I quit gives me all the motivation I need to keep going.
  15. mhvh

    Training solo

    I agree with this. But use your gadgets. Life is boring AF without them!
  16. mhvh

    Training solo

    Due to shift work (and not really liking people) I do most of my training alone. I'm my opinion you just have to know what has to be done for the session you are doing and make yourself accountable to achieve it. This served me well when I used to train.
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    Swim coach west Melb?

    Lol, tape my ugly ugly swim stroke...
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    Swim coach west Melb?

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  19. FFF1077

    Swim coach west Melb?

    Taped doing what exactly.....
  20. bRace

    Karl Stefanovic backs us

    Spot on Goughy. The thing that bugs memost is that it's portrayed that we (cyclists) have a special entitlement, butwe're actually just doing what everyone is allowed to do. If people don't ride, that's ok, but they need to stop bitching about those who do.
  21. Bosco

    Training solo

    I’ll assume bike is biggest concern? I must always have a clear structure to my sessions. If not it’s so easy to coast or cut short sessions. I upload all my ‘workoouts’ to Garmin - for me I have trouble saying no to my 520. I personally love running solo, it’s meditative for me and I have no issues in doing what I need to do so cannot comment there. Swimming sucks either way.......squads are better though so good luck on that. Some really good stuff posted recently with Andrew, Zed and crew having some great workouts tips etc.
  22. Fitness Buddy

    Training solo

    99% of training I have ever done has been Solo. Advice - Keep it simple. Focus on the controllables not the gadgets, Enjoy the process. Run and ride different routes or do them in reverse. Accountability just comes from ticking the boxes. Everyone is different though. As wise man can found alone and a weak man can be found in a crowd.
  23. lachie94

    Training solo

    Trainerroad/Zwift Podcasts to learn while training Swim toys to keep things interesting. Throw in IM and/or kick if you can
  24. japay1

    Training solo

    Hi all. Due to time and location constraints I'm forced to do all my session's solo. I'm just trying to get some tips on how to stay accountable particularly during the hard or long sessions, and was wondering if anyone has any pieces of advice for the completely solo grind. Thanks
  25. Riddos

    NBA

    Pretty much drama-free draft night, hopefully free agency spices things up a bit. No Aussies drafted but a few invited to Summer League.
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    Swim coach west Melb?

    So I got the missus to tape me on the iPhone, what’s the easiest way to post it on here?
  27. FatPom

    Plastic bag ban.....

    Have no idea, I don't drink that shite.
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