wewomen Newsletter
In the swim!
Article in images

Making Progress

Making Progress

Sticking to breaststroke not only puts a strain on your back, but can also be quite boring!  Learn several strokes to make your session more fun and improve your breathing.  Working different muscle groups is great for your overall fitness, too: breaststroke is best for the pectoral muscles and arms, the crawl improves your stamina and breathing, backstroke trims the figure and the butterfly develops co-ordination.  Individual lessons are great for learning new strokes, find out more at your local pool.

Improve your technique and increase your strength by investing in a few pieces of basic equipment.  Flippers will work your legs, paddles work your arms and shoulders, a pull-buoy will strengthen your balance and improve your breathing and floats help you to co-ordinate your breathing and kicking.

Make progress by lengthening your sessions and making them more intense.  Visit the pool regularly, adding a few minutes and a few extra lengths each time you go.  Try setting yourself a detailed training program, making your breaks shorter each time.


Sarah Horrocks
Rank this page: 

Article Plan In the swim!
Don't miss...
Dr. Seuss - His best quotesCelebrity Men with Glasses
Oscars 2014 Vanity Fair Bash: Our Fav LooksCelebrity silver foxes: hot men with grey hair
Latest… 2016/10/23
Toning Your Bum: Ultimate Ways To Firm Up That Butt
How To Get A Flat Stomach In 30 Minutes Straight!
Everything You Need To Know About The Weight Watchers Diet
The Fricker method
See all Health and Fitness guides
Zumba Party in Pink Zumbathon with Beto, Wyclef & Amy Childs
See all Health and Fitness videos