In the UAE swimming is a low-impact aerobic activity that allows you to strengthen important muscle groups, such as shoulders, backs, legs and abdomen. However, to feel comfortable in the water you need to practice a lot, because swimming requires special movements and use of muscles that are not often used out of the water.
With the right knowledge, exercise and a positive attitude you can get great results from your workouts. Using a qualified swimming fitness instructor in Dubai or Abu Dhabi can help.
For best swimming performances I advise my clients to warm up outside the pool (10 to 20 minutes) before swimming.
Make stretches for the back of the thighs, plank, abdominal crunch, and burpees.
Out of the water, you still have the ability to improve your swimming style and boost your muscles. Practise leg kicking is a great core training. Lie on your back and join your hands under the buttocks. Raises legs slightly, then moves them up and down alternately. Continue for 30 seconds, then rest and repeat.
Improve your plank. It is a very effective body exercises that strengthen the upper body as well as the lower body, shoulders, arms and buttocks.
- Take the bending position. Enlarge your arms slightly over your shoulders
- Keep your legs straight, leaning on your hands and contract your buttocks to stabilize the body
- Align your head to your back
- Keep the position for 20 seconds. Make sure your legs do not support any pressure. Repeat the exercise when you feel ready
Do your free body exercises such as:
- 20-30 abdominals
- 5-10 traction
- 10-15 squats
- Rest for one minute and repeat
Try other sports out of the water or even use a sports fitness personal trainer in the UAE. By continuing to work the cardiovascular system when you have no chance to swim, you will be able to stay fit. Football for example is a great sport to test your lungs and muscles.