Swimming Training Workout

Swimming your way to a 6-Pack

We’re giving it to you straight: You’re never going to swim like Michael Phelps. For starters, you’re probably not 6’4”—and in the water, length means speed. Then there’s your—by comparison—penguinlike wing span. Phelps’s span is 79 inches, and it propels him through the water like a nitro-fueled speedboat. And the 45 miles of practice heContinue Reading “Swimming your way to a 6-Pack”

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Swimming and Running – Match made in Heaven?

Swimming and running compliment each other in so many ways it really should have been clear to me earlier on that paring the two was going to be very beneficial. Lets look at some of the ways that swimming and running work together to provide maximum results. Impact: Let’s face it, running is a high impactContinue Reading “Swimming and Running – Match made in Heaven?”

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Returning to exercise after an injury

The key for a successful return to running is allowing the soft tissues to have the chance to adapt. One of the most common frustrations for any experienced runner is making a successful return to running after being sidelined with an injury. Even for a fairly efficient runner, the act of running puts considerable stressContinue Reading “Returning to exercise after an injury”

Swimming Training

Rotator Cuff injury and swimming

Competitive swimming takes a tremendous amount of discipline. For some swimmers, this can include multiple swim workouts in one day. It is no surprise that some swimmers make thousands of revolutions per week with their shoulders. This predisposes swimmers to microtrauma, the mechanical wear-and-tear of the shoulder joint and the structures that move it. TheContinue Reading “Rotator Cuff injury and swimming”

Excercise Swimming Training Weight Loss

How Long Do You Have to Swim to Lose Weight?

Swimming is an activity that can aid weight loss. The U.S. Masters Swimming website notes that swimming has the added benefit of providing a total cardiovascular workout. How long you’ll need to swim to get thin depends on your weight, how fast you swim and the swimming stroke you use, according to personal trainer AliceContinue Reading “How Long Do You Have to Swim to Lose Weight?”