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 the luxury of spending whatever you’d like whenever you want, know that there are a ton of ways to get a great workout without having to break the bank. And with summer specials in full force, now’s the time to really save on the products you need.
Cheap Workout Tip #1:
Combine Two Devices Into One
Why pay for the price of one when you can easily have two? To save a little dough on your training sessions, try to choose training devices that can pull double duty. A pull-kick is one of the best and most versatile products that any level swimmer can benefit from having on hand. Use the device as a traditional kickboard to work on building lower body strength and speed. Place the contoured device between your legs and give your upper body a real challenge. The pull kick is not only great at building strength, but it also helps condition and improve overall endurance. With most models coming in just under $20, you can easily achieve a full body workout AND save precious room in your swim gear bag.
Cheap Workout Tip #2:
Stick With The ‘Tried and True’ Designs
It seems that swim gear brands are rolling out ‘new and improved’ swim devices faster than any recreational swimmer can keep up with. While it’s nice to have the latest model every once in a while, it’s also important to remember the tried and true designs that have stood the test of time. These products embody the saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. And because their design has remained untouched, they tend to be a bit on the cheaper side – yet perform like they’re top dollar gear! Hand paddles, for instance, are a great way to add endurance and strength training to any level workout. The Speedo I.M. Tech Paddles feature a basic ‘holed paddle’ design, which enables them to easily work with all four major strokes. Plus, the holed design allows swimmers to really get a great feel for the water. And for less than $20, you can treat your upper body to a challenging, strength-building workout at an affordable price.
Cheap Workout Tip #3:
While it’s nice to have at times, your swim gear doesn’t have to have all the bells and whistles in order to work efficiently. No-frill swim gear can be just as effective, if not more so, than modern, updated designs. These kinds of products can help you stretch your workout budget as far as possible. For instance, if you’re not ready to spend too much on eyewear, yet still want a solid, reliable design, then Swedish goggles might be perfect for you. Designed to be a highly-functional goggle, these low profile pairs are a favorite among high level swimmers. They give you the option to assemble and adjust the pair as you see fit. And at less than $8 per pair, any swimmer on any kind of budget can afford to have a few of these goggles tucked away in their swim bag.
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