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Azteke
October 25th, 2017, 01:15 PM
So i'm at home for a year now without any kind of sport or exercise.

How should i start? Any plan for swimming? I mean like the ones for bodybuilders? Any tips,suggestions? Thank you.

ForceDJ
October 25th, 2017, 02:08 PM
Not really sure what you're getting at...comparing swimming to body building. But if you're not a swimmer at all...maybe you can try this: http://ruthkazez.com/SwimWorkouts/ZeroTo1mile.html

Edited to add: However if you are a non-swimmer...you probably should look into some lessons so that while you're building your endurance you can also be perfecting your stroke.

Dan

f1refl1es!
October 25th, 2017, 03:48 PM
If you are a bit like me (meaning, if you just "swam" for recreation as a child, on holidays, and so on), you would find some adult swim lessons very enjoyable and helpful. You don't really need or want to move in ways that cause injuries, and although it's pretty safe in a lot of ways, swimming "wrong" can hurt your back or shoulders. There are, also, a few kinds of instruction programs - they usually do include various drills to help you learn and get better at technique. I think that's similar to the workout progressions involved in bodybuilding.

Swimspire
October 26th, 2017, 12:59 PM
Swimming is a highly technical and individualized sport. Each swimmer will have different ways in which their body moves through the water, and thus each individual will need different drills and workouts to learn and/or correct their stroke technique and make it as efficient as possible. The water is 800 times denser than air - so the goal is not to power through the water with brute force, but rather to learn how to move through the water efficiently and simultaneously to take advantage of the water's resistance to move forward at a faster rate.

I highly recommend that you start out by getting your technique analyzed. Develop your swimming "foundation" and go from there. Workouts should not be generic, but rather they should be geared towards your level and individual needs.


Here are some misconceptions about swimming that will hopefully help you get on the right track with your new sport! http://www.swimspire.com/10-misconceptions-swimming/

f1refl1es!
October 26th, 2017, 01:40 PM
Swimming is a highly technical and individualized sport. Each swimmer will have different ways in which their body moves through the water, and thus each individual will need different drills and workouts to learn and/or correct their stroke technique and make it as efficient as possible. The water is 800 times denser than air - so the goal is not to power through the water with brute force, but rather to learn how to move through the water efficiently and simultaneously to take advantage of the water's resistance to move forward at a faster rate.

I highly recommend that you start out by getting your technique analyzed. Develop your swimming "foundation" and go from there. Workouts should not be generic, but rather they should be geared towards your level and individual needs.


Here are some misconceptions about swimming that will hopefully help you get on the right track with your new sport! http://www.swimspire.com/10-misconceptions-swimming/



Thank you for a great article link. I read and bookmarked that one. As a brand new student of swimming, a lot of that resonated for me. I find kicking to be hard, so reading that it's worth working on helps motivate me!

DeniseMW
October 26th, 2017, 02:34 PM
So Julia, are you coming to Maryland? I'd like to schedule that swim lesson.:banana:

Swimspire
October 30th, 2017, 11:35 AM
Thank you for a great article link. I read and bookmarked that one. As a brand new student of swimming, a lot of that resonated for me. I find kicking to be hard, so reading that it's worth working on helps motivate me!

Glad you enjoyed it!

Swimspire
October 30th, 2017, 11:35 AM
So Julia, are you coming to Maryland? I'd like to schedule that swim lesson.:banana:

Hi Denise, yes, I do plan to be back in Maryland in the near future. We're planning a clinic tour and whenever it has been finalized it will be posted here: www.swimspire.com/upcoming-clinics (http://www.swimspire.com/upcoming-clinics)

Happy to look at your stroke in the meantime if you want to email me a video for a stroke analysis! Hope your shoulder is feeling better.