DRYLAND EXERCISES FOR SWIMMERS: CRAWL

Help your body to develop muscles so the muscles will help you to swim longer and faster.

Together with Life as an Investment we prepared a wonderful set of dryland exercises for crawl swimmers. It is a selection of exercises from Swimming Anatomy book by Ian McLeod. All of them you can do at home with just a little use of equipment or without equipment at all.

We start with

ARMS 

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Execution:

  1. Facedown, slide both hands under your chest so that your thumbs touch along the midline of your body at nipple level. Your toes support your lower body.
  2. Holding your body in a straight line from your ankles to the top of your head, push your upper body upward until the elbows are almost locked.
  3. Lower your body until your chest is 2.5 cm off the ground.

Be careful if you already have pain in the shoulder joint and avoid dropping too far into the ending position.

A common mistake is to take the head out of line with the rest of the spine, which will lead to either arching of the back or dropping the hips to the ground.

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