If you have ever wondered why some swimmers can challenge a fish to an awesome competition, while others cannot hold their breath long enough to pronounce the word “fish”, this article may be the most important article. that you have ever read.
Imagine swimming faster for longer because you learned a simple exercise that you can easily do during your workout. This is my goal with this article.
There are three things in swimming that affect your oxygen levels. They are:
It may not look like your usual factors. Let’s take a look at them.
Swimming technique It is important that your swimming technique is correct. If you are ineffective you do so many stitches and have a messy style that you will quickly lose your breath. On the other hand, if your technique is gentle, balanced and controlled, you can easily manage your oxygen level. This is an example:
Last week I challenged my swimmers to swim as long as they could without breathing. You will never believe what happened next.
Of the 18 swimmers who tried, only 3 managed to reach 50 meters. The other fifteen did not exceed 30 meters. How can there be such a landing?
The difference was in his style.
Swimmers who reached 50 meters were able to reduce their kick (which uses most of their oxygen), stay balanced in the water, and sit high in the water. Others did the opposite of these things.
Lung capacity to take in more oxygen with each breath, it stands to reason that the higher your lung capacity, the more oxygen you can get.
My favorite exercise for increasing lung capacity is swimming to control breathing. This is when you inhale all of the X shots on every turn. Stick with me on this one as it can have a huge impact on swimming.
For example, if you swim 200m in a 50m pool, try to breathe every 3 strokes in the first round, every 5 strokes in the second round, every 3 strokes in the third, and every 7 strokes in the last round. If you are new to this area it can be difficult to get 7 results so it will take some practice.
Most swimmers can do is breathe every 11 or 12 strokes if they swim only 50 meters. Start by breathing every 5 movements to practice and increase as you feel more comfortable. Some of the swimming exercises that I have included in my effortless swimming exercises use this type of breath control.
Mental state plays an important role in swimming, although it is rarely discussed. It’s even healthier when it comes to controlling your breathing. As it is a mental battle when you run out of oxygen your lungs are crying out for your breath and anytime you feel like you might pass out. In fact, we give up long before we have to. We tell ourselves that we have to breathe or that we will not be able to move forward. That does not make sense.
I have found that we can usually push ourselves a lot more than we are allowed. The human body is an amazing thing. He won’t let anything happen to you when it comes to holding your breath.
Focus your mind on other things, “turn them off” so to speak. Enter your mind and relax while doing the breathing exercises.
Increasing your lung capacity means improving your technique, working on exercises to widen your lungs, and being able to control your mental state. Practice them and you’ll find yourself swimming longer distances with less effort. It’s an important part of swimming that I heard very well from Australian coach Les Nugent. Try the exercises on your next session or learn more about swimming style.