Posted by Michael Evans

Swim strong by building your strength and working on your core. Here are a couple of exercises you should include in your training:

 

Russian Twists

- This rotational core exercises helps you build stability by engaging your abs and obliques


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Flutter Kicks

- There are 2 ways to do this: 1) on your back and 2) on your stomach
- This will improve your swim kicks and balance by engaging your abs, back, glutes, and shoulders


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Resistance Pull

- Using a resistance tube band, create pulling movements with your arms
- This improves your catch and pull swimming strokes 


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Watch the full workout demonstration below!

The following are 4 core exercises taken from http://www.triathlete.com/2015/03/training/five-exercises-strong-swim-core_112836

(Click on the site for full workout description)

Reverse Wood Chops


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X-Crunch Up


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Superman Plank



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Towel Slides



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Featured product: Resistance Tube Band

 

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