For the past few months, SwimSwam has been posting a daily swimming workout to help inspire swim coaches around the world who are looking for new ideas to try with their swimmers. Since most of the world’s pools are currently closed for business, we wanted to give swimmers and coaches an alternative set of dryland workouts to use to stay fit during the quarantine. These workouts will be designed to be done around the house. Some will use basic equipment, like medicine balls or stretch cords, while others will be all body-weight exercises.
These workouts are provided for informational purposes only.
It’s time for your weekly recovery day. There are two Swimming-Specific Yoga practices below that are great for your recovery day.
The first is a short steady yoga flow that targets Tom Barton‘s Big Five – pecs, lats, abdomen, hip flexors and ankles – which are areas that influence a swimmer’s ability to create a strong streamline position. This practice is of a light to moderate intensity focusing on developing mobility through movement.
The second of the two classes is a gentle yoga class focused on recovery. This practice targets the hips, quads, lats and chest. The poses are held anywhere from three to five breaths to allow you to relax into the pose.