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Swimming - How to Improve Your Upper Body
Dreaming of abs and six packs are you? Flexed muscles and a ripped upper body similar to that of swimmers who partake in competitions? Well, we think we can help you with that one.
Dreaming of abs and six packs are you? Flexed muscles and a ripped upper body similar to that of swimmers who partake in competitions? Well, we think we can help you with that one. All you have to do is follow this guide and you will have what you want in lesser time and with less effort.
I promise you are going to have fun in the process.
Swimming requires you to use all your muscles irrespective of the strokes and styles that you use. It's a complete workout in each and every way, however, this can be very demanding and can drench your energy very quickly. We are focusing here on those abs and ripped arms are we and yes WINGS that help you swim.
One way to get yourself in shape is by simply swimming but this can tire you out easily and you cannot focus on a particular part. Here we will see how to focus on these parts with some help from our swimming aids.
You can use this every time you enter the pool for practice. It's simple to use, fun and requires no maintenance. There are two ways to use it;
One is to simply hold it in your outstretched arms
The other is to tuck it between your legs.
Since it's buoyant, it keeps you afloat. The most common exercise with the kickboard is the one arm pull, where you use only one arm for 25 meters and the other arm after that. This way you can individually tone each arm. If you feel the need to further tone your left arm, you can just do that by going for extra laps with the left arm, while your right arm is resting on the Kick Board.
2. Pull - Buoy
It is difficult to keep the legs afloat and it requires a great amount of energy to keep them afloat. This equipment was specifically made to keep your legs afloat while you tirelessly work on your upper body. All you have to do is tuck it in between your legs and stop worrying about them. The entire effort to go forward then comes up to your hands which is basically free. It’s a complete tool which is very easy to use and also fun. The pull buoy makes your legs weightless and keeps them afloat at all times.
The Use of a Pull - Buoy and a Kick-board
3. Hand Paddles
One of the most effective ways to glide in the water is by using hand paddles. They don't only help you adjust to the correct technique and sharpen your skills and strokes but also help you feel satisfied at the end of each session as you know that you've executed the correct strokes. It also makes you use specific muscles for each stroke, these are like the additional weights that athletes use on land. In a way, you are learning and getting used to the correct stroke and at the same time working out more than ever with the effort you're putting in.
It is not mandatory to only use one aid at a time. You can combine aids according to your needs and wants. Being comfortable is all that matters. You can simultaneously use the kickboard and the pull buoy. However, on one arm per lap. We recommend this because the chances of injury are close to zero and it does not harm your joints in any way. The resistance of water is more than that of air so for one lap you do, you work out more than you realise.