Which swimming style is the most physically demanding?
Butterfly. The most powerful and physically demanding stroke, the butterfly, involves simultaneous overhead swinging of the arms combined with a dolphin kick. The dolphin kick involves both legs moving up and down together like a mermaid’s tale. No flutter kicking is allowed.
How do I maximize my swim workout?
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“Start with a five-minute warm-up, which could be swimming a length or lap (down and back) at an easy pace,” Holland says. “Then swim another lap (or length, depending on your fitness level) as hard as you can. Rest for 30 seconds, and then repeat nine more times.