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  I agree with g2d
  Posted by: exorxist on Jun-14-13 8:01 AM (EST)
 

At first I was very hesitant on my weak side. My instructor kept pushing me to try the weak side, And since I was having problems with it, in my head it seemed so much harder. Then after I blew a weak side c-c, I realized I was set up perfectly to do my strong side roll. That changed everything. I knew that if I blew it I needed an extra second to come up on the other side, and my weak roll immediately worked. It was all in my head. Once I took the pressure off of having to nail the weak side, my body relaxed and allowed me to get it. I wound up having a smoother weak side roll than my strong side. Since I can't muscle my way up as easily, I end up spending more time during the roll slowly arching through the motion.

For me it was 80-90% a mental block. Once that was gone, my body assimilated it quickly. And once confidence comes, it's so much easier. You can sit back and work on technique without worrying about air. I felt that even if I blew it, I knew I could at least come up, take a breath and try again.

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