General Discussion Triathlon Talk » Playing an instrument to help swim / run form Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply
2013-07-06 10:13 PM

Subject: ...
This user's post has been ignored.

Edited by jdl2012 2013-07-06 10:14 PM


2013-07-07 5:12 AM
in reply to: jdl2012

Champion
9407
500020002000100100100100
Montague Gold Mines, Nova Scotia
Subject: RE: Playing an instrument to help swim / run form
Nope.

Shane
2013-07-07 7:10 AM
in reply to: gsmacleod

Regular
311
100100100
Aalborg, Denmark
Subject: RE: Playing an instrument to help swim / run form
What?
2013-07-07 9:05 AM
in reply to: Dnn

Expert
1014
1000
, New Hampshire
Subject: RE: Playing an instrument to help swim / run form
Nope. But I've been playing the piano my whole life. Maybe the "learning a new piece of music" thing is so ingrained it does nothing for my poor swim and run form. I suppose if anything, I have a good sense of tempo, so I can increase/decrease my pace in small increments like when I'm practicing on the piano with a metronome.

Dancing however...I feel like my dance training helps my physical form.
2013-07-07 10:45 AM
in reply to: GreenMtnLabbit

Member
124
100
The 951
Subject: RE: Playing an instrument to help swim / run form
I dunno. Tool and Mars Volta have some funny time signatures in their music.

I do love running and riding to 70s funk.
2013-07-07 11:32 AM
in reply to: BikesOfALesserGod

Extreme Veteran
3023
20001000
Maryland
Subject: RE: Playing an instrument to help swim / run form
no, however my swim and run form seem to improve when I swim and run more.


2013-07-07 2:16 PM
in reply to: dmiller5

Member
277
100100252525
Subject: RE: Playing an instrument to help swim / run form
Nope i have a terrible sense of rhtym but my swim, is the best out of the 3 sports
2013-07-07 2:24 PM
in reply to: #4797377

New user
31
25
Arcadia
Subject: RE: Playing an instrument to help swim / run form
I can shed light on this...

The op is referring to playing a wind instrument. Having been a member of a drum corps for years I can say that the brass players have really good breath control. When we did run block in the mornings they would do breathing exercises while running... just like they would in a performance.

Being a percussionist, I can't say my breathing was as good as theirs but I can see the benefit it would have in the water.

Also, learning any instrument is a good thing in general, so go for it
2013-07-07 2:32 PM
in reply to: dmiller5

Champion
9407
500020002000100100100100
Montague Gold Mines, Nova Scotia
Subject: RE: Playing an instrument to help swim / run form
Originally posted by dmiller5

no, however my swim and run form seem to improve when I swim and run more.


That might just be crazy enough to work.

Shane
2013-07-08 7:36 AM
in reply to: kovac9478

Member
1004
1000
Subject: RE: Playing an instrument to help swim / run form
Originally posted by kovac9478

I can shed light on this...

The op is referring to playing a wind instrument. Having been a member of a drum corps for years I can say that the brass players have really good breath control. When we did run block in the mornings they would do breathing exercises while running... just like they would in a performance.

Being a percussionist, I can't say my breathing was as good as theirs but I can see the benefit it would have in the water.

Also, learning any instrument is a good thing in general, so go for it


Also, some musicians are taught to breath using their diaphragm and if you can do this effectively, it gives you more oxygen in endurance exercise.
2013-07-08 8:19 AM
in reply to: kovac9478

Member
124
100
The 951
Subject: RE: Playing an instrument to help swim / run form
Originally posted by kovac9478

I can shed light on this...

The op is referring to playing a wind instrument. Having been a member of a drum corps for years I can say that the brass players have really good breath control. When we did run block in the mornings they would do breathing exercises while running... just like they would in a performance.

Being a percussionist, I can't say my breathing was as good as theirs but I can see the benefit it would have in the water.

Also, learning any instrument is a good thing in general, so go for it


In that case singing will bring even more benefits.

Oh man, I'm going to learn to scream some Iron Maiden now.


2013-07-08 9:21 AM
in reply to: b2run

Champion
9407
500020002000100100100100
Montague Gold Mines, Nova Scotia
Subject: RE: Playing an instrument to help swim / run form
Originally posted by b2run

Also, some musicians are taught to breath using their diaphragm and if you can do this effectively, it gives you more oxygen in endurance exercise.


Healthy endurance athletes are not limited by the amount of oxygen in the lungs so this is very unlikely to provide any benefit.

Shane
2013-07-08 9:32 AM
in reply to: gsmacleod

Subject: ...
This user's post has been ignored.
2013-07-08 9:51 AM
in reply to: jdl2012

Extreme Veteran
3023
20001000
Maryland
Subject: RE: Playing an instrument to help swim / run form
you should always breathe from the diaphram, but the limiter isn't the amount of air your lungs can hold.
2013-07-08 10:08 AM
in reply to: jdl2012

Champion
9407
500020002000100100100100
Montague Gold Mines, Nova Scotia
Subject: RE: Playing an instrument to help swim / run form
Originally posted by jdl2012

Wetsuits have a tendancy to restrict the ribcase from opening up much. So breathing from the diaphragm will help.


You'll note that I did not suggest not breathing "from the diaphragm" as all breathing during exercise will engage the diaphragm, but that oxygen available in the lungs is not the limiter in healthy endurance athletes.

Shane
New Thread
General Discussion Triathlon Talk » Playing an instrument to help swim / run form Rss Feed  
RELATED POSTS

Proper running form help

Started by melbo55
Views: 1102 Posts: 16

2012-02-29 10:55 PM AdventureBear

Running on ice - help improve form?

Started by Climbinggonzo
Views: 1182 Posts: 19

2011-12-30 11:23 PM faded_memories

Running form, head/neck posture help...

Started by crkoester
Views: 997 Posts: 4

2008-09-07 7:59 PM kenaxford

Need help with my Running Form

Started by runnerx
Views: 777 Posts: 3

2005-11-10 12:17 PM us50090

running form help

Started by Redhead
Views: 804 Posts: 8

2004-07-21 2:54 PM jasmine
RELATED ARTICLES
date : March 7, 2007
author : Tri Swim Coach
comments : 0
Discussions on hand entry, common triathlete training mistakes, the best swim drills, useful swim tools and flip turn help.
 
date : December 8, 2006
author : acbadger
comments : 0
This is the time of year where you focus on your ‘weakest’ event and practice your drills, techniques, form, etc. Here I list some BT training plan options to get you through the off-season.
date : August 22, 2006
author : KevinKonczak
comments : 0
Discussions regarding running form and blisters.
 
date : June 5, 2006
author : acbadger
comments : 8
When I swim I struggle to get a full breath and consequently run down faster. I spend part of my training on the side of the pool gasping for air.
date : January 1, 2006
author : acbadger
comments : 1
I’ve signed up to do the St. Anthony’s Olympic Triathlon in April. I will be 49 in May and need some advice on a good training program to fit into my full time work schedule.
 
date : January 24, 2005
author : Don Magie
comments : 0
A better bike is not the answer to meeting your performance goals. I mean if you gave Nike running shoes to a tortoise would he move any faster?
date : November 28, 2004
author : Tri Swim Coach
comments : 0
Work your weakness. In the sport of triathlon, most coaches agree that you should spend the most time working on your weakest of the three sports. For many of you this will be swimming!
 
date : October 24, 2004
author : tri-en
comments : 0
If you are like many runners you may be frustrated at racing 5K distances and never being able to run them faster. Improve your race pace with this flexible 12 week program.