Swimming is a great way to get or stay fit, however many people either can't swim or are unable to gain access to a swimming pool, or simple do not want to show their bodies off in public and as such lose all the benefits that swimming can offer you with regards keeping fit.
Performing a number of swimming actions on dry land with your arms will help work your shoulder and chest muscles and also help keep your heart and lungs fit and healthy.
Breast stoke actions can be worked in both directions, i.e. taking the hands outwards away from your chest, or inwards taking your hands to your chest then out to your sides (Old English Style). Focus on keeping your arms parallel to the floor throughout the movement.
When performing front crawl (freestyle) or butterfly, aim to lean slightly forward, controlling the speed.
Backstroke should be performed with large slow movements, with either both or alternate arms.
Stretch and Warm Up before you commence any exercise and aim to finish with some good stretching to let your body and mind recover.
Look in the Home Workout area for a great sample workout, if any of these exercises are too hard, then adjust them to your own needs.
Remember to record how many repetitions and sets you can perform, so that you will so how your getting fitter and stronger in all areas. Download your free PDF Record Sheet
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