Beginner Swimming Workouts

by Pool Builders on 07-06-2010 in Articles

Swimming is an excellent way to burn fat and build muscle. One of the biggest advantages to swimming is that it is low impact. It will not stress or injure joints like most other types of cardio. Swimming workouts are perfect for rehab, muscle endurance, calorie burning, and muscle building. If you don't have a lot of experience swimming you will want to master the basic strokes before trying to really get great swimming workouts. There are six common strokes, all of which work almost every muscle in your entire body. Practice these strokes and get a full body workout at the same time.

Free-style- focuses on the deltoids, hips, quads, and hamstrings.

Butterfly Stroke- targets lower body, deltoids, and chest muscles.

The Side Stroke- works the triceps, hips, quads, and hamstrings.

The Back Crawl- focuses on the deltoids, back, hips, quads, and hamstrings.

The Breast stroke- works the chest, triceps, and complete lower body.

Swimming helps to burn fat and create lean muscle. The more lean muscle your body has the more efficiently it is able to burn fat. Swimming is also a functional exercise that you can continue for a life time.

Here are 8 exercises that will help you improve your ability to swim. Swimming is not easy at first it takes practice, proper technique, and strong muscles. Adding these weight bearing exercises to your regular workout routine and you will take your swimming to the next level. Complete 3 sets of 20 repetitions of:

External Cable Rotation

Internal Cable Rotation

Cable Chest Press

Leg Raise

Leg Curl

Leg Extension

Hip Adduction

Hip Abduction

Swimming can be a great way to take your muscle building and cardio to the next level as well as break up your dull workout routine. As you practice the strokes properly you will be able to improve in your skill and ability to workout longer and better in the pool.

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