Details of Swimming Workouts  

by Pool Builders on 10-30-2011 in Articles

Planning on taking swimming workouts anytime soon? Then it is best to do a bit of research on swimming workouts to get you prepared for what's coming. To get you started, below are some facts about swimming workouts that you may find useful.

#1 - There are many types of swimming workouts and these workouts are not limited to drills to improve technique. Other workouts include water aerobics, floating exercises, breathing exercises and diving exercises. There are different workouts for both front stroke and back stroke. There are various variations for certain swimming drills for instance, while learning how to kick in water, the swimmer try kicking with fins. This will improve the leg strength. In addition instead of kicking while swimming, the swimmer can pull swim for a better upper body work out.

#2 - There are many websites that offer swim workout advice and also offer details about these drills. Some of these websites offer training services such as swim drill lessons or personalized work out schedules. Websites that offer personalized work out schedules take various factors into consideration before designing a schedule and usually a software program is used to plan schedules for swimmers.

#3- Swimming is often used as a rehabilitation tool to help people recover from physical injuries. People with arthritis and other joint problems can use swimming to exercise their joints, since swimming is a low impact exercise and doesn't cause joints or bones to pain due to pressure. Swim workouts can also be used to reduce stress, to induce relaxation and to boost the immune system. Swimming drills can also increase stamina, improve the metabolic rate and regulate the metabolic system.

#4- Swimming is ideal for people of all ages however there are a few limitations to this rule. Children below the age of 7 should not be allowed to swim unless supervised. Senior citizens should preferably swim in the shallow part of the pool unless supervised. People who have limited range of motion should not swim. People who have epileptic seizures should not swim unless they have been advised by their doctor. People who have chlorine allergies and skin allergies should not swim.

#5 - Swimming workouts are meant to improve the swimmer's hand, leg and body movements. Before starting the main swimming session, swimmers should spend 10 - 20 minutes practicing warm up workouts and after finishing the main swimming session, swimmers should spend 10 minutes practicing cool down workouts. Swimmers should always take a cold shower before stepping into a cold body of water. failure to do so can cause the body to go into temporary shock which can cause health problems. Swimming workouts have various advantages and can help people in many ways provided that the drills are done correctly. When in doubt, the swimmer should ask an experienced swimmer to watch his strokes to help him improve.

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