No sweat and all the benefits of a cardio workout? Is it possible? Fitness swimming makes it possible so we’ve decided to let you know how and why you should add the swimming to your fitness workout today!
Start with a plan of around 1,5-2,5 hours of swimming every week so you can enjoy it without the risk of overtraining or injury (even though swimming is a very safe sport).
With medium intensity and workouts no longer than 45 minutes you’ll work both your lower and upper body and you can make it more difficult by going faster and longer.
If you are not sure about your swimming technique we highly recommend to get some lessons just to make your swim workouts more effective using a proper technique.
Swimming is known for a harmonious full body workout but let quickly go through the main body parts that are used in most strokes.
You will strengthen your core wich as you know helps with most fitness activities and makes your workouts safer. for most strokes, you’ll also use an arm of course. Your legs will also get a good exercise as you use them to propel yourself. And if your not sure your glutes will get some workout worry no more – swimming is great for that.
One last thing – remember that you will exercise your back not only during a backstroke workout but with any water based exercise.
It’s impossible to give you a full perspective on this question here but let’s try to sort some things out!
Swimming has very diverse benefits for your body but if we focus on the fitness side of things we can narrow it down to five main types:
flexibility – you body will be more flexible thanks to stretching and moving all of your body during the swim
cardio – as you use your whole body to move through water your heart can go into the fat burning zone to help you achieve your fitness goals
strength – slowly but surely swimming will help you get stronger thanks to the fact that water has 12 times the level of air resistance
sport – the beauty of swimming is that Masters organizations allow you to compete at any age!
low-impact – your joints will love swimming as it puts little to no pressure on them.
If you want to read more on the subject here’s our post trying to answer the question ‚Is swimming considered Cardio or Strength Workout?‚
Let’s find out how to maximize the benefits you get from every workout session!
As we’ve seen what is required for an effective swimming training is for your pulse to stay in a certain corridor called heart rate zone. Every zone has its benefits and you can learn much more about it here.
The easiest and exciting way to stay in the chosen zone is to use something like Swimmo training watch that will let you know via vibrations when you swim too slow or too fast and will keep the intensity of the swimming workout as planned!
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Fully automatic and accurate with and without professional turns.
Set your goal and swim at a predefined pace. Smart vibrations will tell you when you need to speed up or slow down.
Stay in your chosen heart rate zone and burn calories more effectively. Smart vibrations will let you know when you need to push yourself harder or slow your pace down.
Swimmo communicates specific actions via unique vibration frequencies.
Using Swimmo App you can quickly create your own training goals that are best suited for you and your needs. Sync them wirelessly to Swimmo watch from your smartphone.
Simple charts and detailed views of the training sessions are always with you in a dedicated mobile app for Android and iOS.
Advanced algorithms based on pulse deliver more accurate data about calories you’ve burned.
Designed to be easy to use in the water. You don’t need to press any buttons to use your Swimming Training Watch. Simply rotate your wrist and tap the screen to gain full control over your watch.
Share your swim data with your friends via Facebook and other fitness apps. Compete, compare, and cheer each other on.