Self-Correction On Weak Side

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    When the coach is not around to look at you and point out what’s wrong, here is a technique for self-correcting a part of your stroke. It isn’t perfect but it’s better than doing nothing, and you will still be able to feel the difference distinctly. It’s your very own built-in self-training tool.

    It works for any symmetrical feature of your stroke, where you notice that you have a strong side and a weak side. This works well for problem-solving breathing issues, recovery, catch, over-rotation, rotation stability, and kick.

    For this you need to have a list in your mind – a list of focal points, body parts, movement segments – that apply to the part of the body or stroke you want to work on. By following this list of checkpoints, it allows you to systematically, one-by-one, compare a feature of the strong side to the same feature on the weak side. By process of elimination, you can isolate which features of your weak side are not matching up to the strong side and feel how they are different. When you isolate a feature that is not the same on both sides you can try a small (or large!) adjustment on the weak side until you find a correction that makes it feel or behave more like the strong side.

    And, one more layer to make this more effective – ‘zoom in’ on just a moment in time of the stroke too. Isolate just a moment and compare that to the strong side. If you try to look at too big of a piece of the movement pattern, you may get lost in the details again.

    It’s quite easy for anyone to get overwhelmed if you zoom out too far and feel only the general sense of dysfunction on that side of the body. But by zooming in to a small point, to a small moment in time, taking one focal point and comparing and tweaking for a while you can continue to discover and gain more influence over the improvement process.

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