If you are planning on swimming for exercise, you should warm up before you begin your workout.
A warm up:
– Increases blood flow to the muscles in your body.
– Increases your heart rate to prepare your body for exercise.
– Decreases stiffness in your joints.
– Increases range of motion of your shoulders and legs.
Warm up ideas prior to swimming:
– Jumping rope
– Arm Swings
After your swimming workout, you should perform stretching exercises to prevent muscles soreness.
Important muscles to stretch for swimmers: