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MAXIMIZING YOUR RECOVERY: NUTRITION TIPS FOR SWIMMERS


May 3, 2023
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In the vast ocean of athletic pursuits, swimmers glide through the water with strength and grace, expending energy as they conquer each lap. To maintain their stamina and propel forward, swimmers must embrace the tide of healthy eating. This article dives into the depths of recovery nutrition tips for swimmers, ensuring that each swimmer emergesRead more

CALORIE INTAKE GUIDE FOR PROFESSIONAL SWIMMING


April 16, 2023
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As a professional swimmer, your body is constantly under surveillance to perform at its best. Your coach watches your energy level throughout training sessions to see when your body will shut down. You regularly push yourself to the max to see record-breaking results that sometimes take months. How do you fast forward this extensive athleticRead more

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWIMMING REGULARLY


April 5, 2023
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Why Swimming Over Other Exercise? Any exercise is good exercise, but swimming is a league ahead of most other workouts. Unlike running, weight lifting, or cycling, swimming targets the entire body at once. Your legs, arms, and core all work in tandem to propel you through the water, as opposed to other workouts that onlyRead more

DOES SWIMMING DEHYDRATE YOU?


March 27, 2023
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Surprisingly, Yes it Does It sounds ridiculous, given that it literally involves moving through water, but swimming is incredibly dehydrating work. Unlike most gym equipment and other sporting activities, swimming taxes every muscle in the body. You’re moving your legs, arms, and torso to make it from one end of the pool to the other,Read more

IS A RECOVERY SWIM WORKOUT BETTER THAN PASSIVE RESTING?


March 13, 2023
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Recovery Made Faster If you’ve ever finished a particularly grueling swimming competition, or if you’re just the kind of person to push yourself in your workouts, then you know better than anyone that breaks are essential. However, while rest is vital to recuperation, staying docile for too long can cause unforeseen problems. From a continuouslyRead more

IS WEIGHT TRAINING FOR SWIMMING EFFECTIVE?


March 7, 2023
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There’s a Limit to the Effectiveness of Swimming Alone Everyone knows that if you want to get better at swimming, you need to swim more. However, if you’re a professional swimmer with competitions on the line, swimming itself will only take you so far. The best way to increase your power and propulsion capability isRead more

THE 4 MOST COMMON SWIMMING INJURIES & HOW TO TREAT THEM


February 9, 2023
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Swimming Injuries Can be Serious Swimming injuries range from mild strains to more serious muscle tears and tendon inflammation. These injuries are typically caused by improper swimming techniques and overexertion. Whether you’re a professional swimmer or a casual enjoyer of the sport, you should be aware of the most common swimming injuries, what causes them,Read more

THE MENTAL GAME OF PROFESSIONAL SWIMMING: STAYING MOTIVATED & FOCUSED


January 11, 2023
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Retaining Your Focus Can Be Difficult Being a professional swimmer requires a great deal of dedication, discipline, and hard work. It can also be a challenging and grueling sport, with long hours of training and intense competition. It is not uncommon for swimmers to experience periods of burnout or to struggle with motivation, but ifRead more

HOW TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL SWIMMER


November 22, 2022
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Are you ready to take your swimming career to the next level? Becoming a professional athlete isn’t typically something you wake up one morning and decide to pursue. It’s a long-standing commitment that typically begins with swim practices at a relatively young age. However, it’s absolutely viable to begin training later in life. No matterRead more

THE BEST BREAKFAST FOODS TO EAT BEFORE SWIMMING


November 22, 2022
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Do you have very little desire to eat as soon as you wake up? According to a study conducted by OnePoll, “The average American only eats breakfast three times a week.” Most people turn a blind eye when reminding themselves that breakfast is a crucial ingredient to raising energy, creativity, and focus throughout their day. CookingRead more