General Fitness

July 13th, 2017

AM Workout Boosts Swimming Performance

If you’re a competitive swimmer looking for an edge at your next meet, consider the findings of a study published in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. Morning swimming with or without weight training can boost afternoon swimming performance.
 
Researchers had 13 competitive male and female swimmers complete a varied intensity 1,200 meter swim before racing 6 hours later. Some also included resistance training in the morning session. Compared to a control group that didn’t do pre-race exercises, a morning swim helped speed 100 meter time trial performance by 1.6%. Adding weight training produced a 1.7% faster 100 meter sprint.