Swimming is a special sport. It is not only an independent sport but is also considered a sport that can be combined with many other sports, including running. For many professional runners, swimming has been, and always will be, a great form of cross training.
Running performance depends on cardiovascular activity. To exercise cardio, you have to train with prolonged periods. Since most swimming styles require regular breathing or intermittent breathing, swimming improves cardiovascular performance.
According to the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science, after only 12 sessions of controlled breathing swimming. There are 18 study subjects who showed a 6 percent increase in cardiac efficiency when running.
According to a study in the European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, runners add regular swimming training. They performed over a 10 week period improved their run time to over 3.2 km by 13 seconds. It is a significant step forward in achievement.
The propulsion of water neutralizes the effect of gravity, reduces pressure on your weight-bearing joints and reduces stress on muscles. Therefore, swimming can help reduce the most common injuries when pounding legs on hard pavement.
If you feel uncomfortable about the force bouncing from the roads onto your joint. Start by swapping one of your weekly runs for a pool workout. Swimming is beneficial for enhancing overall strength, not just the muscles of the lower body like running. It is a good way to restore your fitness balance
More importantly, swimming has a significant effect on toning the abdominal muscles and strengthening the back muscles. As we all know, these muscles are used up significantly while running.
The best advantage of swimming depends on good swimming technique. So if you are not an experienced swimmer, take an adult swimming class to maximize the benefits of your efforts.