The Northern Waves Open Water Swim Challenge is just around the corner, and SEA Games gold medalist and national triathlete Claire Adorna shares her tips in preparing for the swim, and what to do on the race day itself.
1. Proper stretching. When training for an open water, it is important to include stretching in your training. Engage in dynamic activities such as running, jogging, jumping jacks, etc. Reserve the static stretches for your cool down. And with the latest collection from Neptune Actives, your training will definitely light up your training session from start to finish with funk with the dash of colors.
2. Include sprints in warm up. For Claire, the best warm up on the actual Open Water race day is a 10-minute swim or run, with sprints of 5 seconds or meters.
3. Kick is life. For open water swims, kicks are still important, however, focus on the upper body and core and keep your feet above the water.
4. Boy – band. Nope, not Backstreet Boys or NSYNC, but training with a pull buoy and resistance band greatly helps your preparation in swimming. Check out these accessories available at www.neptuneactives.com.ph!
5. Butt-out. This is Claire’s number 1 rule when swimming. The feeling of ‘riding high’ with your butt sticking out is because water is displaced forward. This is a sign that you are fast in your swim! And to achieve this, you need to have a tight core and strong kicks.
Neptune Actives’ Open Water Series kicks off with he Northern Waves Open Water Challenge on March 16, 2019 in Currimao, Ilocos Norte, and the Tigasin Open Water Swim which takes place on May 4 in Lingayen, Pangasinan. Join any or both of these events and get a chance to win a Trip for 2 to Boracay! Register now!
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