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    Swimming Substitute: Resistance Paddles

    Anybody here use these: https://thelifeguardstore.com/strech...les-41594.html

    If so, any recommendations on what level of resistance/color to get?

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    Re: Swimming Substitute: Resistance Paddles

    I have used these in the past. a good workout if you stay at it for a while.
    Not sure of resistance level without knowing of any physical limits.

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    Re: Swimming Substitute: Resistance Paddles

    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    I have used these in the past. a good workout if you stay at it for a while.
    Not sure of resistance level without knowing of any physical limits.

    Ok, great. I'm looking for something to keep my shoulders in shape on the off chance that the open water events I signed up for this summer still happen (GCBS, NEK Swim Week, and Round the Sound).

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    Re: Swimming Substitute: Resistance Paddles

    Well nevermind about the GCBS. That just got cancelled. Sigh.

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    Re: Swimming Substitute: Resistance Paddles

    I got this exact product from Swim 2000 several days ago. I got the green resistance level which I find right on the edge for me resistance wise if youre training for power/speed. 40-50 reps all I can manage if you start with them taught. If youre going for endurance (e.g. 10+ minutes) Id definite go lighter. Maybe yellow. BTW, Im 75 year old sprinter but still relatively strong.

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    Re: Swimming Substitute: Resistance Paddles

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Abrahams View Post
    I got this exact product from Swim 2000 several days ago. I got the green resistance level which I find right on the edge for me resistance wise if youre training for power/speed. 40-50 reps all I can manage if you start with them taught. If youre going for endurance (e.g. 10+ minutes) Id definite go lighter. Maybe yellow. BTW, Im 75 year old sprinter but still relatively strong.

    I use Stretchcordz as well along with my TRX and a host of medicine balls etc. check swim outlet and Amazon they might have some available...I got the green and blue cords...I am 63 and they are perfect for me

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    Re: Swimming Substitute: Resistance Paddles

    Right now we are moving and my workouts seem to be lifting boxes and bringing them to the new house!

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