Do you want to swim faster? Change your breathing

You will be surprised to see how with the same effort you are going 2 or 3 seconds faster. What is the reason?

If you are not a swimmer, or if you do not have a very refined technique, you may be obsessed when it comes time to control the time of your series. You can already tighten as much as you want that you have no way of lowering your brand.

As our collaborator is usual Ricard Perez we are offering different tips to improve our fitness, improve our technique or practice alternatives to improve our performance in triathlon. This time he gives us advice to improve our swimming.

You are doing series and more series, every time you watch the clock you are surprised:you have no way to go faster no matter how hard you try.Have you tried breathing on the other side?

Swimming technique

If you are not a swimmer, or if you do not have a very refined technique, you may be obsessed when the time comes to control the time of your series.Now you can press as much as you want that you have no way to lower your brand.

I have not seen you swim, but it is very possible that you find yourself in the following situation:when you go to a forced rhythm swimming, you always breathe on the same side(the one you say is your good side), is that so?

Okay, now think about the following:

Is the side on which you breathe swimming the same side of the arm with which you have more strength?

In the majority of cases of people who are not swimmers and who work with a certain intensity, they are matching the side of the breath with that of the strongest arm, which implies this? Well,while you concentrate on breathing (eg, on the right), you forget to use force on the weaker arm (eg the left one).

The next day you do series swimming, take the test

breathe through the bad side (the weakest arm)

You will be surprised to see how with the same effort you are going 2 or 3 seconds faster. What is the reason?

Well, now while you are focused on breathing you are using the strong arm, and the moment you touch the weaker arm, as if you have your head in the water, you are more conscious of strength.

AuthorRicard Perez, Sports Center and Cycling and Triathlon Coach.

Websitehttps://www.ricardperez.com/

Photo: dmedicina.com

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