Simple Swimming Exercises to Get in Shape
20/04/2016 | Categories: Pool Fun
Simple Swimming Exercises to Get in Shape | Sunshine Fun
It’s time to shake off that winter slump and get your body swimsuit ready for your College Station pool with a few of these simple swimming exercises.
Let’s face it—getting in shape for the summer is much easier said than done, and if you are like most people, you probably spent your winter inside enjoying delicious holiday meals and treats under your favorite blanket away from the brutal cold. Now that the time for bulky sweaters has passed, there’s no more hiding those extra pounds. There are many ways for you to get back in shape without breaking a sweat this summer, so you no longer have to dread working out. It’s time to shake off that winter slump and get your body swimsuit ready for your College Station pool with a few of these simple swimming exercises.
Short-Distance for Long-Term Affects
One great swimming exercise for all level swimmers to get and stay in shape this summer is swimming in short-distance intervals. Repeatedly swimming short distances with short breaks in between is a great way to get your blood flowing and build endurance. You can begin swimming 50-yard intervals with 15- to 30-second rest breaks in between. You can repeat this for 15 minutes for the best results. The more comfortable you become with this workout after routine sessions, the more you can increase your distance and time. Add 25 yards to your distance and 10 minutes to your time with every increase, but only when you are absolutely comfortable and ready to do so. You can also start off with a lower or higher distance depending on your skill level and physical health.
It’s All in the Technique
Once you get used to the short-distance intervals, you can incorporate different techniques while swimming to enhance your swimming exercise routine. Try the side-kick drill for a great full body workout. You can start at one end of the pool and push off of the wall facing the right. Make sure your right arm is back against your body and that your left arm is extended in front of you. When kicking, be sure to keep your left arm straight in front of you. You can alternate sides and arms with each lap for a complete workout.
Another great technique to use with short-distance intervals is the six-kick switch. With this technique, you will start by floating on your left side. Extend your left arm forward, and keep your right one back against your body and simultaneously kick six times. After six kicks, bring your right arm forward, so that both arms are extended and you are floating on your stomach, then kick six more times. After that, switch your arms again and keep alternating after every six kicks.
Not Just for the Floor Exercises
There are many exercises that you can bring from your at-home workout routine into the pool. You don’t have start over completely with all new exercises; you can simply start with what you know. Pool push-ups are a great alternative to traditional ones and are just as beneficial. Start this exercise with both hands placed flat on the pool’s edge slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Push up on the edge as if getting out of the pool, keep your core tight and be sure not to lock your elbows. Slowly lower yourself, and stop when your elbows are bent at 90 degrees. Repeat this in sets of 10-15 at a time.
It’s Time to Fully Enjoy Your College Station Pool!
You can keep cool and get your body swimsuit ready with a quick dip in the pool this summer. Find out how Sunshine Fun Pools is getting Bryan and College Station students and residents pool ready this summer with their custom pool designs and services.
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