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Any regular swimmers here?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by IndianaMatt, May 28, 2012.

  1. IndianaMatt

    IndianaMatt

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    I started swimming laps several weeks ago after my physical therapist recommended the activity for chronic back pain.

    I love it! I am so hooked! I have never been much of a swimmer, but it fixed my back, I think I've lost weight, and I feel incredible after 35-45 mins of laps. And I sleep like a baby after swimming in the evening after work.

    Plus, Gaston Glock is a notorious swimmer. :cool:

    Any regular swimmers here?
     
  2. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    I was until last September when I jacked up my rotator cuff. I really miss it. Hopefully in a few months.

    You get out of the pool with a whole new perspective don't ya?

    BTW, I have a waterproof ipod with waterproof earbuds. COMPLETELY changes the experience. I don't need to be alone with my thoughts too long. :supergrin:
     

  3. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    I am an odd swimmer, I only use one arm, and only kick every third stroke. I sometimes alternate if I am really feeling odd.:supergrin:
     
  4. IndianaMatt

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    That is awesome. I never heard such a thing existed. Whenever I do most exercise, I like to rock out (old Chevelle, recently).

    I have to look into this...
     
  5. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    I recommend Reggae for the pool.

    3rd party companies sell them. They'll either waterproof your shuffle or sell you one waterproofed. Also nice for the beach There is also a product called swimp3 that uses bone conduction instead of earbuds. I haven't used it but others really like it.

    Finally there are swim computers you wear on your wrist that count your laps and gather stats about your swim.
     
  6. concretefuzzynuts

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    Is floating around peeing in the water and dog paddling considered regular swimming?
     
  7. Ferdinandd

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    I try to swim 1200-1500 yards once per week when my workout program is in full swing. Learning to alternate breaths left and right helped me a lot -- avoids tiring out one side of your body before the other.

    I'll have to check out the waterproof ipod...
     
  8. JoeInKS

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    Also a swimmer. Got into it last year after several recent years of wanting to finally get decent at it. So, what better motivator than doing a triathlon. Took some lessons from a great local swim coach at my local gym. Went from swallowing mouthfuls of water and not being able to do one length of a 25M pool to now being quite good at freestyle. Wonderful feeling being able to do it. Wonderful. It's by far the most relaxing type of exercise that I do. I also have a water iPod and it really helps getting you into a zone.

    Going to take lessons soon on how to swim efficiently doing the breaststroke and backstroke. After that will just hopefully continue to enjoy it for years.
     
  9. Dan

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    I'm 20 laps every other morning at the athletic club I belong to. I'm 40 and don't feel anything like it.
     
  10. mingaa

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    Swimming is my primary cardio. I'm on par to swim 100 miles this year - 2 miles a week, half or a full mile at a time - not that hard. I live 5 blocks from a great facility. I get great neck relief and an O2 boost from a Finis swim snorkel - a real game changer: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004O6G95Q?ie=UTF8&ref=aw_bottom_links&force-full-site=1"]Amazon.com: Finis Swimmer's Snorkel: Sports & Outdoors@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31gj-bTQbPL.@@AMEPARAM@@31gj-bTQbPL[/ame]