How to Improve Your Fitness Level with Water Sport

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You want to stay fit and healthy. You want to maintain an ideal weight while improving your own physical performance and fitness level. Have you considered doing water sports? Water workouts are super fun and they feel easier on the body. In reality, your body is pushed harder to achieve a better performance. However, because you are doing it in water, it feels fresh and nice. hours can pass without you even realizing it.

Do you know that water workouts can improve your mental clarity as well as physical fitness? Your overall performance will be improved. You can also burn fat (which is good for losing weight program), increase energy and focus, build lean muscle and muscle mass, and enjoy the program. So, what should you do and where should you start?

The Importance of High-Intensity Interval Training

This kind of exercise will burn calories and fat deposit. It is designed to build lean muscles, improve the power, and also strengthen the heart. Do it for around 20 minutes and you can enjoy the best result. However, you need to pay attention to the intervals. Do a short burst for high pace intensity for around 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of moderate pace. Keep doing this for at least 20 minutes and you can enjoy the outcome.

Butterfly Kicks

You can hold onto the swimming pool wall or kickboard with a lying on your stomach position. Bring your legs together and then do a butterfly kick where you should bend your knees and then move the legs like a flipper. Kick hard for two lengths followed up by steady kicking for another two lengths. Repeat it again and again. Do this for 10 minutes.

Side Kick

Move to your side but you should still hold onto the wall or a kickboard. Do a scissor-kick. Again, do it hard for two lengths followed by steady kicks for two lengths. Continue this practice for 10 minutes.

Swimming Drills

To warm up, you can jump into the pool and then continue with swimming (do it at a moderate pace). Afterward, you can do a 50-yard sprint (which can last for around a minute or two lengths). After the sprint, you should follow with a slow drill for around 2 minutes. Repeat the cycle for another good 10 minutes.

Stand-up Paddle Exercise

This paddle exercise can be done by doing fast paddling for 30 seconds. You can do it as fast as your body can. After 30 seconds, you can paddle at a moderate pace for one minute. Do this for 10 times.

After those exercises, feel free to continue it with your regular swimming mode. Whether you decide to do it in a relaxed manner, the previous exercises have activated all the muscles group in your body.

Stay Hydrated

Remember, no matter what kind of exercise you are having, it is crucial to keep yourself well hydrated. People make mistakes by thinking that water sport doesn’t require regular replenishing. It is completely a wrong idea. Even when you are swimming, you need to keep yourself well hydrated.