Antrenor de inot Mircea Olaru May 7, 2009 by Bucuresti
Nu am avut onoarea sa-l cunosc pe antrenor dl. Olaru Mircea, dar redau mai jos un comentariu al domniei sale…
‘goana dupa rezultate la varste uimitor de mici….
orgolii neimpartasite ale unor parinti, bunici, antrenori de mana 2-a…..
toate converg, mai sunt si altele.., spuneam – converg spre doping, blestemul sportului contemporan.
este practicat in toate tarile si sporturile indiferent de varste si alte categorii… dar in materie de doping eu repet ce-a zis dl. dr. prof. univ. Ioan Dragan ”decat sa-l practici nestiind nimic ds. ‘el’ mai bine sa facem ceva spre a fi cunoscut in toata ‘splendoarea sa’ ….
mai nou, dopingul este 'rasplatit' penal si cu excludere din viata sportiva… si totusi tentatia ascunsa exista
dar dopingul ar putea fi combatut chiar la el acasa… cum ? in loc sa cerem performante conditionate biologic (efort maximal etc) sa cultivam dorinta de a demonstra o cat mai buna tehnica de inaintare in apa; acest lucru se poate face in maniera anticului ‘festina lente’, care aplicat la inot inseamna ‘a inota cat mai repede cu cat mai putine miscari’ si fiind vb. ds.- copii – evident pe distanta de 50m
Din 1983 acest ‘festina lente’ la noi s-a numit BEST de catre M. Olaru (antrenor federal atunci..,) adica _ acronimul de la ”the Biomechanical Efficiency Swimmming Test” si astazi el are urmatorul inteles: din valoarea constanta a ”Indicelui Personal de Alenecare” (IPA) [care, la om, se calculeaza scazand din Lungimea maxima a corpului culcat in pluta ventrala - minus suma Nr. de Kg. + Nr. cm. circumferintei sub-axilare / ca la croitor... calcul care da o valoare fixa cel putin 365 de zile...], deci din acest IPA se scade suma Nr. de secunde adunate cu Nr. de cicluri de vaslire cu bratele = puncte best ale eficientei de inaintare in apa
pt a vedea ca povestea este de mare actualitate va rog sa vizitati 2 linkuri in care il vedi vedea pe antr. Bob Bowman + Michael Phelps care ‘stiu’ ce inseamana a numara miscarile… sau, cel mai la moda antr. scriitor de carti de inot E. Maglischo care pledeaza de parca ar fi in urma cu ani si ani la noi, in 1983 ….
see, please <<.
pt consultatii – seee -
in aceste conditii cine se mai dopeaza este… un biet nebun… copii pot inota perfect, corect, elegant fara doping !!!
azi am primit de la firma Speedo (22.04.09) un email prin care sunt anuntat ca in curand va aparea pe piata un accesoriu important – Speedo Counter Watch care numara electronic miscarile… deci daca mai adaugati si informazia de la ”www. polar.fi” … puteti trece la inot adevarat fara exagerari si orgolii nemasurate[vezi ceasul multifunctional Polar F4]
mircea Olaru, Buc., 22 04 09
intre timp, cei care au avut initiativa practica dupa 'bestselerul' meu numit BEST..., au reusit sa produca, pentru uzul multora, ceasul-counter care numara ideal vaslirile pe o anumita distanta programata etc.
SWIMNOVATE - Pool-Mate ; http://www.swimovate.com/
FINIS - water wach.......;
si asa se incheie o perioada plina de sperante si, din pacate, vise desarte; nimeni nu a crezut in 'formula BEST' afara de cativa entuziasti englezi sau americani; am acasa un prototip al lui Pool-Mate si ma uit la el cu bucurie..., o bucurie nostalgica: daca n-o fost sa fie....n-o fost, asta-i !
I am 76 years old, 65 of which were spent near the swimming pool, about 50 years of coaching with some modest successes... I've become interested by your activity, which I think can become a model for other organizations too...
I'm going to trust the discernment you must have, after so many successes, and I want to tell you about an idea that has no material end, and is not meant to bring a profit, but it can clarify the approach in reaching performance in swimming and other sports as well
Many years ago, around 1980, I've developed a new concept for swimming efficiently; initially, I started from a famous ancient quote 'festina lente' - and then I noticed that it works well for competitive swimming too.
As I was behind the Communist 'Iron Curtain' that prevented any contact with the outside world, my idea didn't reach the West at that time; it was completed in 1983 and published in the Magazine for Physical Education and Sports (no. 3/1983) in an article entitled 'The Biomechanical Efficiency Swimming Test (BEST)'. The article had a simple point - the efficiency of a swimmer is given by adding the number of strokes he needs to swim 50 meters with the number of seconds taken by this swim.
Going forward on this idea, I've tried to apply it to training children this way - as I was given the opportunity: I've asked them to swim as fast as they could but with the fewest number of strokes; surprisingly the children started to swim better, and ended up winning swimming competitions.
Then I had the proof that my concept had a practical utility, and I started to promote it... In 1995 I've discovered that American coaches (Hines, Hanulla, Maglischo, and recently also Bob Bowman / M. Phleps) had also independently arrived at the same conclusions. However, my formula is can be particularized for every swimmer, by taking his or her physical characteristics into account (see attachment, BEST definitions)
All this time, I've always been aware by the fact that the counting of the strokes had to be done automatically somehow... I tried to contact important companies, such as Speedo, in this respect, with little success, but last year, in UK, a company launched the Pool Mate watch that advertised this feature. I purchased a watch immediately, but was a little disappointed by its stroke counting accuracy and consistence...
Finally, I'm waiting that either Pool Mate improves and becomes the watch I've dreamed of since the 80's (accurate stroke counting), or that others understand my concept, its usefulness and the need to have such a tool for stroke counting - of course other features can be added such as wireless transmission of data to the coach, allowing real time feedback, etc.
With such support, the BEST concept could reach its true potential, and the training could become more scientific and better focused on optimal results.
About the BEST concept - what does it mean?
It is a formula with which we can mathematically calculate the individual efficiency + the effectiveness of the technique for each swim-stroke; the formula has been inspired by the ancient aphorism – Festina lente…! (Suetonius / 69-141 a C.,Les ’Douse Cesars’)
For swimming (it can be adapted for other sports, too), the ‘BEST formula’ (the Biomechanical Efficiency Swimming Test, acronimus) may be described as follows:
[ P.G.I. + (K) ] - [ Time in sec. / 50m + Number of arm-strokes / 50m ] = ....points
the score, in points, of the Biomechanical Efficiency Swimming Test (B.E.S.T.)
(K) = a positive constant, chosen by convention, ex..for BEST formula = 100 points
P.G.I. = the Personal Gliding Index, computed like this
[ L. + (K) ] - [ Kg.+ Q ]
L. = maximum length of the body in floating position (ventral)
(K) = again a positive constant, chosen by convention, ex. 100 points
Kg. = weight
Q = circumference of the thorax in max. expiration (under armpits)
M.O. ph.ed, Bucharest, Romania ,17 12 08 , < firstname.lastname@example.org >
PS/ please open http://www.humankinetics.com/products/showexcerpt.cfm?excerpt_id=3294&associate=4783
… after reading this links and attachs, I hope you'll be able to understand that “Mircea’s BEST formula” (publicated since 1983) can provide a mathematical evaluation of the swimming efficiency, and can also be used to improve it.
And please do not forget - those who aim to swim at a higher speed with the least possible number of strokes ... gradually, will realize that this improves their swimming technique (I guess would not be too exaggerated to say that practicing swimming this way will have an effect as miraculous on technique as 'stem cells' may have on human health) and this is one of the most important parts of swim training.
For a modern work (21st Century …) in this concept – we need this ‘Speedo Counter watch’, unfortunately the Staff of Speedo abandoneded this accesory; they lost one well chanse with this ‘swimming watch’.(see attach 002 +003, the www.polar.fi duplex). I ask you for product - 31SYY83AEGl._SS500_ that mean - the Speedo Wach Counter for swimming.....!
Please make sometink to change this decision.., the market need this accesory (see experience of M. Phelps / attach 001).
Got bles you !
Mircea 0laru, Bucharest
Definiţii BEST, Les Definitions du BEST,
The BEST Definitions, Der BEST – Definitionen
** The numbering of rowing cycles can be made by visual inspection or with a mechanical/electronic(?) counter that could avoid the errors (see attach nr.2).
****** Die Zählung der Ruderungsabläufe kann frei (visuell) durchgeführt werden oder mit Hilfe eines mechanischen/elektronischen (?) ‘counter’s, der die Kopfzählung vereinfachen soll und mögliche Fehler vermeiden soll (Varianten).
1/M. Sgrumala, I. Bidoaie –
‘Proiectarea navelor mici, Ed. Tehnica, Buc. 1978, p.17,
(Principiul Reynolds – Froude, bibl.: Saunders, N-York, 1957))
INOT – manual metodic, Ed. Sport-Turism, 1982, p.184,
Rev E.F.S. nr 3/1983 p.49 "Testarea eficientei biomecanice la inot'.
Rev E.F.S. nr. 2/1987, p.27 'Ierarhizarea numerica a prestatiilor inotatorilor'.
'Să nu ne temen de apă', Ed. Sport-Turism, 1988, p.90, sport-book
Note de curs-inot, Univ. Ecologica Buc., Ed. Universitara, 1991, p. 123
Postere/Afise editate de FRN & Canada Swimming Natation,1995, color, 4000 ex.
10 / M.Olaru –
Rev.'Stiinta Sportului', ed CCPS, nov 1999, Referat - ‘Un nou concept in pregatirea inotatoriilor'.
11/ M.Olaru –
’Despre inot… cu Mircea Olaru’,CD+4 postere, ed. SSE, 2007, 1000 ex.
12/ M. Olaru –
Referat la sesiunea de comunicari a Univ. Spiru Haret, Buc, 2008
‚’Testarea eficientei biomecanice la inot’
FINA devlopment - aici
si cand te gandesti ca am copilarit impreuna.....- nu-i asa mai Picolino ce esti..!