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Training

Discussion in 'Snorkeling / Freediving' started by BradMM, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. BradMM

    BradMM ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Just went on a snorkel trip this morning and there was current. I didn't feel that I was quite as prepared physically as I've felt in the past but, then again, I'm getting older. I'm still swimming a mile 2x/wk but not with fins which create more resistance in the water to provide more propulsion. Should I add fin training to my pool work or just work harder in my regular swims? Is it an aerobic training question or more of a strength training issue? I'm guessing both come into play.
     
  2. JamesBon92007

    JamesBon92007 Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Southern California...too far from the ocean
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    Personally, I swim about 1/2 mile about 3-4 times a week and I feel like I'm in good enough shape (for an old guy anyway). Your idea of swimming with fins certainly couldn't hurt plus you'd be using the same muscles as when you are snorkeling. For me, I think I get enough swimming with fins while diving, although sometimes it can be a couple of months between dive trips. If I was using stiffer fins then I'd probably work out with them inbetween times, but I use ScubaPro Lightning Jet Fins and it seems like my legs are always ready for them :)
     
  3. BradMM

    BradMM ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Texas
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    It was just my perception but I'm still going to train harder regardless. Father Time has the upper hand so I just need to try harder to keep up.
     

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