One of the principles of fast swimming that we teach is flexibility. In our work with swimmers and triathletes we notice that hip, hamstring and glute flexibility is often poor. This can change a swimmer’s body position by causing their legs to drop and hips to sit below the surface.
Athletes that are sitting for hours at a desk each day can tighten up quickly through their lower body.
Yoga is one of easiest ways to improve flexibility.
The video below is a 20 minute workout that will open up hip flexors, lengthen your hamstrings and have you feeling 15 years younger!
Consistency is key which is why we recommend adding at least 3 stretching/flexibility sessions a week into your schedule. They don’t need to be long…10-20 minutes can have you seeing great results.
We talk more about this in our Effortless Swimming Membership Program.