Take off with a swim

You tormented yourself in the gym, dislocated yourself while practicing yoga, you tried wraps against cellulite and got yourself rattled on a powerplate. And what did it bring? Okay … a little something. But who wants his character really the very best, who long-drawn, elegant muscles, tight legs and a firm butt, geschuckele joints and endurance in a wash wants, the WERFE itself in the pool. Calorie consumption while swimming Because swimming is the best full-body workout that you can find. This is not only due to the calorie consumption (with good swimming technique about 436 calories at one hour swift swimming). But also because swimming is one of the most coordinatively demanding sports in the world. Since three-quarters of the movement takes place under water and thus outside the field of vision, the movements must be felt. In this way, you get to know your body better and reduce stress by the almost meditative effect. Another advantage: It does not matter if you are particularly fit or not, in order to practice this sport well. You can only swim. Why is swimming so healthy? The water creates resistance that you first have to overcome. However, water also has many positive physical properties. The buoyancy reduces body weight, making it a very joint-gentle sport. At the same time, the sense of balance is trained and the water pressure has a positive effect on vessels and respiration. In addition, the water is often cooler – with regular swimming so the immune system is hardened. How do I take off while swimming? A real benefit: Swimming has an extremely fast effect on the body. For this the slim, stretched musculature is trained. The connective tissue is massaged and tightened by the water resistance, the shoulders widen and back pain disappears.

How often and how long should I swim? A good start: twice a week for about 30 minutes. Those who are already in good shape can also extend their time to one hour. But that does not have to be completely in the water. Better to do 10 to 15 minutes of invigorating warm-up exercises, stretching the back and shoulder area. Then swim for 30 to 40 minutes and then 10 minutes of stretching exercises. Crawl, breaststroke – which swimming style is best? Crawling and backstroke are the easiest swimming styles for beginners as it progresses swiftly. Breast is definitely the most difficult type of swimming – if done correctly. Try to bring variety into training. Two lengths of crawl, two lengths of back, then two lengths of breaststroke. Play short sprints and then swim two lengths again at a very comfortable pace. There are also additional devices such as paddles for hands, fins, boards, head snorkels that bring variety. In the swimming board professionals rely on the so-called 'pull kick', as this is versatile: with outstretched arms to work only with the legs, between the legs to move only the arms.