Hands-down, swimming is one of the most exhausting sports and activities you could have and there is no swimmer that has not a super-muscular body. The regular training, as well as the constant natural hydro-massage, simply make your body to look perfect. But did you know that swimmers can eat the amounts of food like no one else? Yes, because the water simply drains the energy out of you! For this occasion, we have prepared several secrets that are known only to swimmers! We asked a couple of them to share some of these with us.
Absolutely true! Not that they eat a lot before the practice, as that would not be effective simply, but rather after the training. The water simply drains the energy and makes you feel weak after the good swimming session. Therefore, the very next time you see a big guy eating an enormous amount of food, he may be swimmer, not the gym freak.
A lot of people think this is a matter of fashion, but it is far from fashion. Although this is a bit unconventional and odd to some people, swimmers simply must shave their legs. The reason is behind the traction – when they have hairs on the legs, it simply slows them down and obstructs their movement in the water. For that reason, they shave their bodies all the way down, leaving no hair behind. Believe it or not, a couple of hairs can make them slower drastically so shaving part is a must!
Yes, the leaking is so frustrating that many swimmers confessed it is much easier to get away with the glasses that fall of, than with the problem of leaking. Once the leaking starts, you are becoming confused, as the brain’s natural reaction is to try to get out of water. It makes you lose time and start to panic, which is the last thing you need! Plus, the leaking is so annoying!
It often happens that you swallow this water from the pool. Some people find it disgusting, but in reality, nothing can happen to you. The chances that you will catch a disease or bacteria are really small and once you get used to the chlorinated water, you will stop even thinking about that. In the beginning, everyone start coughing badly upon swallowing this water, but after a few cases, you get used to it and you stop worrying about it. Really, you do not pay attention to it anymore as it becomes as if you were drinking a cold water from a forest’s spring!
Swimming can be packed with fear and even make you scared of water if you do not get proper training and introduction to swimming. While the majority of people know how to swim, there is a small part that is not so sure about this activity. If you are one of those people that is not so sure about the swimming and does not like to go in the water alone, then you could appoint a session with our trainers. For those that already know how to swim, this article will be of great benefit as they will be able to improve their techniques.
This is much easier to say than to do, especially for those who are not that experienced. Still, keeping your head in the same line with the rest of your body will make your swimming easier and more fluent. Yes, many people do tend to look forward and that naturally drops down the legs and hips. That results in getting tired easily and losing your breath. To avoid this, just make sure you keep the head aligned with your body. This is one of the first thing you must learn before you proceed further.
Many people tend to do this as they naturally want to breathe and therefore they lift the head up above the water. Not only it slows you down, but it also drains your energy in vague. Considering you are using the crawl technique, instead of getting the head out of water, you can use the perfect timing of your “rolling aside” and use the momentum to take a breath. In a nutshell, one part of your head is under the water, while the other part is above it, taking a breath. Repeat the same on the opposite side and you will save time, energy and stamina!
Some people are scared that they will get drowned somehow if they breathe out underwater. This is completely not true as it is simply not possible, since you are pushing the air out of your lungs instead of inhaling it! This continuous breathing is something that takes time to synchronize and learn, but once you do, your swimming technique will be impeccable. Try to practice only breathing out underwater so you could learn how to perform this.
This is the biggest mistake, usually made by beginners. Instead of extending the arms all the way above the water, you simply let it fall in water once you feel it cannot go further. The full-extension creates the turbulence and makes the swimming harder.