Homeowners may be somewhat tempted to schedule the construction of a New vinyl liner pool in Bucks and Montgomery County if they enjoy swimming and if they have kids who would love a backyard pool. Some hesitate, however, wondering whether they would get enough use out of this home improvement feature once the youngsters have grown up and moved out of the house.
One aspect to consider is whether any of the household residents routinely participate in athletic activities and are always striving to improve. Being able to swim regularly provides an opportunity for cross training. An example would be running, in which cross training with swimming provides significant advantages.
More Effective Breathing
It’s common to breathe in ways that aren’t entirely effective while running. That can make the person feel out of breath too soon and get tired out early.
However, while doing the crawl or breaststroke, there isn’t much choice in breathing technique. The swimmer’s face is in the water much of the time, so this person must have control over when to take breaths. Transferring that skill to running equals an easier time.
Running addresses certain groups of muscles but ignores others. Performing a variety of swimming strokes focuses on muscles not used regularly. Gaining more arm strength is valuable for adding power and endurance to the stride while running.
A device known as a leg float or pull buoy keeps the legs afloat while the swimmer uses the arms to move around the pool. Another option involves wearing ankle floats.
It’s true that a person can build muscle strength by lifting weights, but doing so tends to have a bulk-up effect that doesn’t occur with swimming. Runners want to keep the body lean.
Running obviously is a high-impact activity. Instead of doing additional impact activities such as jumping rope or playing tennis, going swimming can be beneficial. It takes some of the load off the ankle and knee joints and gives the feet a rest.
Swimming in a pool installed by a company such as Sparklean Pools increases range of motion in the joints and muscles. That’s helpful for preventing injury while running or doing any other activity.