Dryland training is essential for a swimmer. Spending up to 20 hours at the pool is a normal thing for competitive swimmers. They are the most overtrained athletes in sports. To some of them, dryland is mostly ab flexion exercises while for the others it is endless hours on swim benches.
The goal of dryland exercises is to improve the speed in the pool, increase the swimmer’s power and prevent injuries. Since everybody is at home right now and does not have access to the pool, we thought we might share with you some exercises you can practice at home.
If you like being guided and are comfortable watching videos, you can check this nice tutorial made by SwimUp. It will help improve flexibility, which is the key feature of swimmers. Competitive swimmers do dryland exercises every training season. The quarantine should not stop you from exercising and improving your skills. No pool is not an excuse.
Remember that it does not matter what age are you or when do you start swimming. What really matters is how much you train. Why not try this at home right now?
Hope this will help you not get out of shape and we, Sonr Team, support you in this matter.
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