I have started my swim season as well. From the soreness in my body indicates, especially after racing my 19 year old...the laps are doing me a great deal of good. If you can, when you can ...make swimming a part of your summer fitness program. Do a few handstands just for fun!
Carve out what is most important to you first, then allocate your day to others! I promise you and they will be better for this decision!!
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I have been swimming for about a month 2-3 times a week. I was encouraged by my physical therapist to swim. It is so good for my body, mind and spirit, I have had my core weakened by 5 surgeries in past year and a half. I am feeling stronger physically and emotionally by swimming along with my physical therapy,
I've been swimming for the last couple of months. I can definitely feel the change in my core and arms. One of my favorite things: my face and neck also feel more fit. I'll try the body roll to breathe. Thanks!
SWIMMING WORKOUTS THIS HOW I SMAM MY WAY SLIM FREE STYLE STROKE
1. BAN NECK BEND--N FREESTYLE, YOU ROTATE FROM SIDE TO SIDE AS YOU STROKE. TO BREATH EVERY THREE STROKES AND MAINTAIN SPEED, KEEP YOUR HEAD AND BODY IN LINE AS ROLL INSTEAD OF TURNING YOUR NECK. WHEN YOUR NOT BREATTHING, HOLD YOUR HEAD FACING DOWN. IF YOU ARE JUST BEGINNING AND HAVE A HARD TIME BREATHING FOR THE LENGTH OF A POOL USE A SNORKLE TO BREATH AND KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THA WATER ALL THE TIME AND YOUR BODY STIRAIGHT. THIS IS WHAT I AM HAVING TO DO FOR MY SWIM TEAM WORK OUTS PER DR ORDERS UNTIL THEY CAN SEE WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY BACK AND GET IT FIXED. 2. ARC YOUR ARMS-- WITHEACH STROKE, YOUR ARM SHOULD ENTER THE WATER SLIGHTLY CURVED, AS IF YOUíRE HUGGING A HUGE BALL. YOU REACH OUT, BUT DONíT EXTEND A STRIGHT ARM, THAT PREVENTS FROM FULLY ENGAGING SHOULDER MUSCLES THROUGH OUT YOUR STROKE, SO YOU LOSE POWER. ALSO KEEPING YOUR ARM CURVED AND CLOSE TO YOUR BODY EXTEND YOUR ARM AS FAR AS CAN. THIS WORKS YOUR ARMS AND AB MUSCLES AND ASLO IS EASIER TO DO AND GIVES YOU MORE SPEED EASIER. 3. THINK TIGHT TORSO--SUCK IN YOUR NAVEL TO ENGAGE THE CORE AS YOU ROLL FROM SIDE TO SIDE. YOUR TORSO HELPS THE PARTS OF YOUR BODY MOVE AS A UNIT, WHICH AIDS IN AMPING UP THE SPEED AND EASING YOUR EFFORT. YOU CAN ALSO WORK YOUR CORE MORE MY PUTTING A WEDGE BETWEEN YOUR THIGHS AND USING YOU ARMS ONLY SWIM THE LENGTH OF OF THE POOL AND NEVER USE YOUR LEGS. THIS ALSO HELPS YOUR CORE MUSCLES AND HELPS GETS YOUR ARMS STRONGER TO SWIM AT A FASTER RATE AND ALSO CHANGES UP THE WORK OUT. 4, KEEP LEGS LONG-BENDING KNEES AS YOU KICK MAKES MORE SPLASH THAN SPEED
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