When you are in the pool using your HomeSwimmer stationary swimming harness, You have the ability to so any stroke that you want in the water. There are four standard swim strokes that you can practice doing at your own pace using your swim tether. There is the freestyle stroke, the backstroke, butterfly stroke and the breaststroke. Each of these strokes are great to use in any exercise routine. In this blog, we would like to talk about those four strokes.
This is the most common stroke and is the fastest of all the strokes. The freestyle stroke is one of the first styles a swimmer learns. For the freestyle stroke, you swim parallel with the water, as your arms move in an almost circular motion, pushing you forward in the water. With your legs and feet, you will perform what is called the flutter kick. This is just kicking your legs up and down as fast as you can to keep your body straight.
Breaststroke is the slowest strokes in the competitive world and it is also the most challenging to execute exactly. However, variations of this stroke is the first taught to beginners because they can keep their head above water. Under the water in front of you, you will want to move both arms in a circular motion and bring them together in a pray-like form. At the same time, you will perform a whip kick which is basically the form of a circle underwater, bringing them to a straight close.
This stroke is basically the freestyle stroke but performed on your back. This stroke is good for people experiencing back pain. This is also a good stroke for beginners to start with because of the fact that they do not have to worry about breathing techniques. While floating on your back, move your arms in a circular motion, pushing the water past your body. Do this while performing the flutter kick.
The stroke made popular by swimmer Michael Phelps, the butterfly stroke is very unique and distinctive. It is also the second fastest stroke, after freestyle. From your hips, you lift your arms out of the water and around to the front of your body, recovering shortly before falling back into the water. Your legs will perform a dolphin kick throughout. In competition, you will be disqualified if your legs and/or feet become separated during the dolphin kick.
No matter what stroke you choose to do while using your HomeSwimmer swimming harness, you are sure to get a great workout no matter where you are. Pick one up for yourself today.