Swimming is the perfect exercise for many reasons. For one, it’s gentle on joints and muscles, which is why it’s generally approved by doctors when other sports are not. But a lack of flexibility can hinder your swimming, killing your performance and enjoyment of the sport.
Here are some reasons to incorporate flexibility training into your swimming routine so you can swim harder, faster, and longer!
When joints are stiff, the muscles have to work harder which in turn creates fatigue. Valuable energy is used up which causes tiredness much sooner than you’d like. What you planned to be a 30-minute swim session is suddenly cut in half.
The best way to increase your endurance so you can swim harder, faster, and longer is to increase your flexibility. This can be achieved through activities such as water aerobics, yoga, and general stretching and flexing for 10 to 15 minutes prior to swimming.
Before long, you’ll see the results of flexibility training for yourself as your swimming improves. And while you stretch, be sure to use Underwater Audio’s waterproof iPod to keep you motivated and pumped for an awesome swimming workout!
Have you seen an improvement in your swimming by adding in flexibility training?
Have any tips on how to improve flexibility?
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