Swim Kick Exercise
2 hand support
- To perform the swim kick exercise, kneel in front of
your exercise ball and slide your weight forward over the ball.
- Lie prone over the ball with chest raised.
- Hands rest lightly on the floor in front of you.
are raised so that your body is straight from your heels to your head.
- Find your position of equilibrium with legs together.
hamstrings, back extensors.
- Your ideal starting position is such that you could
hands off the floor and remain balanced on the ball.
your neck straight, chin tucked and looking at the floor.
- Press the tongue to the roof of your mouth.
- Engage deep neck flexors by pretending to have a
grapefruit gripped between your chin and your chest.
, the ideal gym exercise will include movements
involved in your sport. The more alike a movement is to your sport more
carry-over in training effect there will be from the gym to the sport.
For this reason I like this swim kick exercise ball exercise for my
scuba diving. Kicking in the water is accompanied by resistance during
both the downward and upward movements, Kicking on the ball is only
accompanied by resistance in the upward movement of course, due to
gravity. However, a lot of the trunk muscle activity accompanying these
movements is similar.
Any scuba diver will tell you that heavy kicking, say against a heavy
current, can cause some back strain that you'll feel after you get back
on the boat. Make sure you also add some good abdominal strengthening
to your gym program.
For more exercises for scuba divers click here.
Try small swim kicks for 1
Try small kicks for 2 minutes,
followed by strong kicks for 1 minute.
Try stronger swim kicks for
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