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Mar
5
comment Arm Drops During Breath Turn
I was dealing with exactly the same issue like you and (not fixed completely) partially eliminated that by doing this exercise (out of water): spinalstenosis.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/… (Google for: Prone Arm/Leg Raises)
Mar
3
comment Why is swimming considered a safe exercise?
I don't know man. Swimming is just generally considered as low-impact exercise. Look at it this way: you have a little bit overweight person who wants to get into shape. Starts running, damage his/her knees, ankles because of slight overweight + bad techniques (in most cases). Easy solution: go swim. Those swim problems we mentioned start to appear once you start training and take it more seriously (correct? maybe?). So, IMHO!, it looks like for an average ppl it makes sense to tell them: Go swim because on just average level it will not cause you a harm. Dunno, keep discussing..
Mar
3
comment Why is swimming considered a safe exercise?
Talking about concerns -- I had to deal with these two: Swimmer's ear (solution: proper ear plugs) + Swimmer's shoulder (solution: compensation exercise).
Jan
3
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Dec
11
comment Zoning out in and outside of practice
Or it is a brilliant question for Cognitive Sciences: cogsci.stackexchange.com
Sep
2
comment Cardio in swimming : long distances or interval training?
I have no comprehensive answer with proper sources so I will only shortly comment what works for me. I divided my training into 2 parts: 1) Technique and Sprints/Intervals -- I do technique exercises, also with paddles + fins, dolphin kick, butterfly, crawl etc. When I have my stamina back I go for a few 50 m sprints, exhausting pace. Resting during technique exercise. This will take me 1 hour. Then 10-15 minutes rest in warm relax pool and then --> part 2) long distances at slow/average pace. 3x 400m or 1x 1500m crawl and I am quite KO, satisfied and I can go home, eat, sleep, repeat.
Jun
10
comment Why is my swimming fitness so much worse than my cycling and running fitness?
Yes, this is a completely different kind of movement. Especially running and swimming can be considered as complementary types of exercise.
Jun
8
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Feb
24
answered Swim cap for men's long hair
Aug
28
comment How and what to drink for 30 min to 1 hour runs, avoiding the marketing hype
+1 for Alcohol free beer! I'll give it a try too :)
Aug
18
comment How to improve swimming performance in the gym?
Looking into it! Thanks!
Aug
17
comment How to improve swimming performance in the gym?
Thank you! Especially for your own experience sharing... it's very valuable for me ;)
Aug
17
accepted How to improve swimming performance in the gym?
Aug
17
comment How to compensate swimming overload in the gym?
Finally! Thank you for your answer and most importantly for such a great encouragement!!
Aug
17
accepted How to compensate swimming overload in the gym?
Aug
7
comment How can I lose weight as a young teenager?
Very nice answer!
Aug
6
comment Is it better to take a nap or work out?
Because you will not get up in your REM phase. You will get up in the middle of deep sleep phase and you will probably feel like "to be hit by a truck". If you want to sleep more than 20 minutes, sleep 1,5 hour. REM phases are "occurring" in 1,5h intervals. Something about that on wiki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_eye_movement_sleep or just google something like: napping patterns or polyphasic sleep
Aug
6
answered Is it better to take a nap or work out?
Aug
1
comment Are there any positive effects of green tea (or extracts) as part of a pre- or post-workout regime?
Well, in my humble opinion, after edits, this is not a off-topic any more. Voting +1 as a I'm interested too. Thx
Jul
29
comment BCAA together with whey protein
Thanks for that question. I'm really interested too! As a swimmer I "use" nothing before swimming to have empty stomach (sometimes some grape sugar, before or during). I took BCAA + sugar after workout and Whey protein once I'm at home (about 20 minutes after workout). Can answerer discuss my supplement diet too, please? (@Community -- maybe should I raise another specific question?)