Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Benefits of Lap Swimming
Cardio: Keeps your blood pumping, your cardiovascular system in good health and reduces fat deposits.
Trains Your Lungs: When underwater your body adapts to use oxygen more efficiently creating benefits for your whole body.
Resistance: 12-16% more resistance when working out in the water when compared to land leading to increased muscle tone and cardiovascular benefits.
Keeping Cool: Water distributes heat and reduces the chance of overheating.
Low Impact: Almost no damage to joints and ligaments. No jumping, bumping, or repetitive impact.
Muscle Stretch and Range: As you swim different styles your muscles will stretch and create greater ranges of motion in its own form of yoga.
Reduces Stress: While exercise helps to reduce stress being in the water also dulls your senses allowing you to feel calm.
Hits all the Small Muscles: Going to the gym works all the large muscles but swimming will work all the neglected small muscles.