Swimming is one of the most important exercises in the world. This is a unique workout, in that it involves more of skill than commonsense. Each time you learn a new skill you conveniently improve your body fitness and health. Swimming incorporates all body parts, joints, and muscles. Swimming based on a good workout technique is associated with active work on positive floatation, productive kicking, and balanced recovery, effective use of core leverage, aligned and accelerating arm stroke, and rhythmic breathing. The best swimming workout that incorporates all these is the freestyle technique. This workout requires you to develop the conditioning along with the strength to apply solid swimming-stroke after stroke.
Freestyle stroke is the most popular: and so far the best swimming exercise. This is so since this technique is easy to master and it is the best fitness exercise. There is more than one kicking pattern in freestyle swimming. Dead arm freestyle: involves single arm freestyle with your still arm at your side, while breathing toward the still arm side in order to practice using hip rotation to breath. Fist freestyle: this is freestyle with fists, where you use your forearms to press against the water in order to develop a high elbow arm stroke. Floppy hand drill: this is a regular freestyle; however, during each recovery you are supposed to flap your hand back and forth to check for relaxation. Freestyle with dolphin: is a regular freestyle arms accompanied by a dolphin kick each time your hand strikes the water in front.
Freestyle Drills: This workout involves different drills, and this is the reason why it is the most convenient workout for body fitness. Three-Kick Switch: you need to kick on side for three kicks while, your low arm leading and the other arm at your side, and your face in the water; switch sides and arm positions. Six-Kick Switch: kick on side for six kicks while, your low arm leading and the other arm at your side and your face in water; switch sides and arm positions. This drill allows you to feel the length of stroke and alignment. Three-stroke Three-Kicks: take three regular freestyle strokes with kicking, and then kick only in the side floating positioning. Have your arm leading and the other one at your side for three extra kicks, face down in the water. This drill is significant in emphasizing the rolling action of the stroke.
The kicking pattern you choose in freestyle depends on your experiencing. The common kicking patterns include six-beat kicks, four beat kicks, and two beat kicks. These kicks are popular patterns for balancing, rudder-like or stabilizing action in the freestyle stroke. The kicking pattern you settle for depends on the strength of your kicks and the distance you will cover. The flutter kick is an undulating action that starts in the hip joints, while passing through your legs and ends with a whiplash movement of the ankles and feet. As a new swimmer, you will be inclined to initiate the kick from your knees, which will increase resistance and comprise your body position. In order to effectively learn the feel of the kick, you are urged to visualize your legs from hips to toes as long fins.
Tracking your swimming progress is a good indicator for other goals, such as body fitness and health. As your general level of fitness improves, freestyle workout will require less effort. As you increase speed and efficiency, intervals will provide you more rest and you should adjust to keep the workout challenging. Freestyle swimming is the ultimate fitness swimming workout that guarantees positive outcome in the shortest time possible.