Tuesday, April 24, 2007
- Employs all the major muscle groups.
- Improves cardio-vascular endurance.
- Kind to joints and connective tissues.
- Not weather-dependent (if using an indoor pool)
- Doesn't develop 'posture' musculature.
- Requires access to a suitable swimming pool.
- One word, 'elastoplasts'.
- There is some evidence that swimming encourages the body to increase its fat levels.
If you are going to do swimming as part of your exercise programme, find a pool that provides lane swimming facilities. Set yourself an amount of time (say 20 minutes), and swim laps at a constant pace until too tired to swim with good style.
Rest for a couple of minutes, then repeat the process. As you progress, work on swimming faster, and for longer. 30-40 minutes, 3 times a week, will maintain your cardio-vascular fitness at a good level.
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