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Posts tagged with "Swim workouts"

What is Interval Training?: A Swimmer’s Guide

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Interval training has been all the rage among athletes for the last few years and swimmers have not fallen immune. If we take a closer look at the trend, however, we will find that this "trend" is really nothing new, and that interval training has long been used by athletes as a way to build [...]

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6 Water Exercises That are Perfect For You (& Everyone You Know)

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If you’re under the impression that water aerobics exercises are for the weak, the frail-bodied, or for little old ladies with flower caps, you’re sadly mistaken. Not only do water exercises tone muscle, increase flexibility, and challenge your cardiovascular system, they also assist in shedding unwanted pounds (because, that’s the point, right?). And, because water [...]

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20 Minute Aqua Jogging Workout

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If you have 20 minutes, access to a pool, and a trusty water jog belt, then you have everything you need to achieve a great aqua jogging workout. Don’t be fooled by this seemingly simple water routine. Even in-shape athletes may find themselves huffing and puffing to get through this workout that focuses on increasing [...]

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Swimming Workouts Set #4: Swim Paddle Drills

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Now that you’ve got your lower body into shape with fin and kickboard drills, it’s time to focus your attention on your upper body. While it’s important to have both a strong upper and lower body, it’s your upper body, strong arms, shoulders, chest and back muscles, that do the majority of the work. By [...]

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Cheap Workouts The Swimmer’s Way

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Amp Up Your Routine for Less!   Swimmers, both novice and experienced, know that swimming equipment is easy to accumulate. With so many new models of swim gear and training tools hitting the market, it doesn’t take much to spend a bundle on the ‘latest and greatest’ gear. Yet, if you’re salary doesn’t afford you [...]

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Swimming Workouts Set #3: Kickboard Drills

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Kickboard Drills for a Varied, Challenging Workout   Incorporating kickboards into your training routine can be a fun way to break up workout monotony. Kickboards help swimmers give their upper body a rest, yet simultaneously challenge the lower body and cardiovascular system. If you’re interested in working with a board, but aren’t sure how to [...]

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Swimming Workouts Set #2: Drills With Fins

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Swimming is an excellent exercise for cardiovascular health, muscular strength and fitness. This being said, once a person has become accustomed to a particular swimming workout, they may hit a plateau and stop obtaining results from their initial routine. This is because your body adapts to the stresses you apply to it and your traditional [...]

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Swim Your Way to Great Abs

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Who doesn’t love a set of great abs!? If you’re already an active swimmer, or just looking for a way to change up your current core routine, then you’ll be happy to hear swimming can do wonders for your abs. Check out the exercises and drills below. Follow them and in no time you’ll be [...]

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Swimming Workouts Set #1: Advanced Drills

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Whether you’ve just worked your way up to advanced level swimming, or have been there for years, this high level swimming workout is sure to challenge you across all four major strokes. It combines individual stroke practices with full IM sets. Follow it to a T or mix and match to get a customized swimming [...]

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