We all know that swimming is one of the best workouts that you can take part in. Swimming works so effectively because it gives the body a chance to use a variety of different muscles that it normally might not have the opportunity to use. This is because of the changed bodily positions that are swimmers are required to assume to best move through the water. Additionally, swimming is a low impact aerobic exercise, making it perfect for people who suffer from joint or bone pain when participating of other more typical aerobic activities. To get that coveted bikini body this summer, we’ve provided some excellent swimming workouts to get your body in shape for the season.
First, try a beginning workout to see where you stand in the water. Try doing the following: begin with 150 meters of your best stroke at a moderate pace (Note that in most lap swimming pools, the distance of the pool is 25 meters. 150 meters, is therefore 6 lengths in a standard pool). Next, grab a kick board and complete another 100 meters to give your arms a rest and use that opportunity to work your legs. After completing this exercise followed by a short rest. Get back in the water and complete another 50 meters of the stroke of your choice, but do so a more intense level than before. Really try and get your heart rate up during this period. Once you finish this, complete a final 100 meters at a very slow swim in the stroke of your choice.
Completing this basic sequence will help you gauge your fitness level and serve as a beginning point for your future swims. If you found this workout difficult, continue to use it for several more weeks before increasing the workload. If you found it rather easy, you can increase the distance you swim during the swim periods as well as transition to more difficult strokes like the fly and the backstroke which will serve as more effective aerobic exercises as well as work your muscles harder.
Before partaking in any of the suggested activities, make sure to check with your doctor and get recommendations on how to best improve the condition of your body. Additionally, make sure to use a comfortable swimsuit to avoid chaffing and goggles to avoid damage to your eyes. In no time, you’ll begin to see the benefits of this top notch exercise as you prepare for the summer season.