23 Apr Are you a water – lover? Let’s find out!
All movements in sports are a combination of nerves and muscles that you have to undergo a long enough time to be able to “connect” properly. In the beginning, to perform a certain movement, you often use “buffalo scalpel to kill chickens” because the nerve signals controlling the muscles are quite dispersed, can not focus on the main muscle group, the movement just keeps moving. redundant place, lack of another place. At the same time, since all thoughts are focused on the movement, your entire body is tense.
So are you a lover of water and loved by water?
Water lover means you have good buoyancy
The above fact shows an important point: when practicing a new skill, do not be hasty because it is easy to stumble! That means you have to go step by step. Master one skill before moving on to another. Let the “neuromuscular” linkages have time to function properly, economically, and do not “mess around”. Want to go fast, must slowly!
That is especially true in swimming because it is related to the “water” element. I mentioned that the main reason people get tired quickly is that people don’t have good buoyancy, creating a lot of resistance in the water, which leads to a loss of energy when swimming. Now I elaborate on this issue.
Observing people who swim regularly, I see quite a few people swim very hard. They swim like “wrestling” with water. Water splashed, waves surged up, mighty atmosphere! Are those fast swimmers? Please: it’s not. These are the people who are eroding their own energy into unnecessary things. Instead of using that energy to force forward, they wasted their energy creating waves! Why? Since they don’t have good buoyancy, or rather, they train too fast in the early stages when their floating skills are incomplete. Now, they have to pay the price for that by having to “fight” with their hands and feet so that their bodies don’t sink. “Floating head, sunken feet” is a basic feature of these swimmers.
You have to be soft and light in the water
The drag they create, in a technical term called “resistance to waves”, is the type of resistance that occurs at the interface between air and water. Wave resistance is the real killer for swimmers. The danger is that wave resistance not only loses the swimmer’s energy but the faster they swim, the greater its effect as the wave resistance increases with the cube of the swim speed increase. In addition to the wave generated by the action of the legs and arms, swimmers also create waves when they swim jerkily or undulate.
Thus, when you do not have good buoyancy, you will suffer double consequences: both the influence of frontal resistance (because your body is not horizontal in the water), and the influence of wave resistance (due to the legs. hands pounded hard against the water so that the body wouldn’t drown) This dual consequence makes you both tired and ineffective.
In sport, there is one principle of technical performance that you need to know: “The visible effort is not profitable; that is the effort the athletes use against themselves “, or in other words,” visible effort is an ineffective effort “. If you swim fast, but people see you as if you do not make any great effort, that is fast swimming, and if you swim fast and people see you as “aggressive”, it is not fast swimming, because of the image of ” aggression” is a sign that you are wasting your energy on unnecessary things!
To check whether you swim well or not, you can rely on the 5 criteria below. These five standards are implemented quite simply if and only if you have good buoyancy:
- Swim gently, do not splash water;
- Swimming horizontally in the water, not sinking the feet;
- Swimming continuously, without jerking;
- Swimming comfortably, without interruption;
- Swim that way, don’t be “crossed”!
In short, technical efficiency is the difference between a professional swimmer and a regular swimmer. A good swimmer is the one with the least effort. They swim well because they “love the water”, they treat the water as a friend, they treat the water gently and gently.