Ankle flexibility is key to a strong, efficient kick, no matter what stroke you specialize in. Many yoga postures, or asanas, can improve ankle flexibility and stretch your calf (gastrocnemius and soleus) and shin (tibialis) muscles.
“I feel terrible,” you think to yourself while warming up for a workout. Do you listen to that voice? Ignore it? Wait and see if it goes away? Your response dictates how the rest of your swim can and should go. If that’s the voice i...
For many, the off-season provides a chance to concentrate on making changes as needed; for others, it’s a time to relax. Whatever you do, make the most of it.
The Downward-Facing Dog, Upward Plank, and Extended Side Angle poses all work in different ways to benefit shoulder health for the swimmer. Perform these asanas after your muscles are warmed up. Once you find your comfortable expression of the pose, ...
Triathletes and other open water competitors savor the summertime, looking forward to escaping chlorine by churning through waves under bright blue skies. They believe the scenery, the freedom, and the wonder of water without walls offer a fantastic ...
Here are three ways to ramp up your speed.
Let’s look at one simple mantra we can use to begin a breaststroke breakthrough: closure.
Some careful and calculated pool sets will help you swim within yourself, race so you enjoy it, and make you as fast as you can be.
We’ve all heard of the “swimmer’s slouch,” that slightly hunched-over posture that can happen when chest muscles tighten and shorten, while back muscles elongate.
Here are four ideas for swimming accessories you may want to consider.