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ALDANA
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9/27/07 11:24 A

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Glad to be of help Bine! let me know how it goes and if you need any ideas working out to those areas.

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BINEMELLES
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9/27/07 3:34 A

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yes, aldana, that makes perfect sense to me!
i've adjusted my strength training so it does a little more for biceps, quads and glutes. today i'll try find an elastic band or some dumbbells for strength training.

thank you for the helpful advice!
bine

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ALDANA
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9/26/07 11:38 A

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Bine,

It is recommended that you train the opposite group of muscles you use when swimming to balance your body and strength. If you swim breaststroke most of the time, you might want to work on your quads and gluts (breaststroke targets inner and outer tights), also your shoulders and biceps as you mostly work your pecs and triceps. You can use SP's exercises, I've been using them since I've started and they work wonders for me so far.

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BINEMELLES
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9/26/07 4:49 A

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i swim for my cardio (mostly breaststroke) and for strength training i do some of the exercise recommended for a start by sparkpeople - back extensions, crunches with twist, wall pushups (the modified pushups recommended by SP cause a problem with my knees), leg curls and squats.
what do you all do for strength training?
are there exercises that support/complement the swimming workout? i guess it makes more sense to use complementary exercise instead of training the muscles i train by swimming anyway?
advice would be nice, i'm really quite ignorant about fitness matters ...
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Edited by: BINEMELLES at: 9/26/2007 (04:51)
Bine

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