Strong Legs For Swimmers
Lateral jumps are just another name for plyometrics- which is little more than jump training. These exercises are used to increase your speed, endurance, and strength. They are excellent for creating stronger legs in swimmers.
Benefits of Lateral jumps-
-Stabilize the muscles around the knees
-Develop power & agility
-Tone multiple muscle groups at once
- Improves cardiovascular health
-Improves stability & balance
-Boosts stamina & metabolism
-Reduces risk of injury due to proprioception.
Powerful legs not only help you jump farther off the block, increase speed through your swim and create faster
turns, but also balance between your kick and pull.
This 'balance' allows you to swim faster for longer periods and can make or break your performance.