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As we have seen countless times, in summer the beach is one of the favorite destinations for the vast majority of us. Therefore it is important that we know and practice some activities in this environment. That is why in this post we will stop in a sport that will entertain us while we work the body.

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In Vitónica we have always defended strength training as the basis on which any sports program should be based, whether we are talking about strength, speed or even resistance sports. It is important to note this since, especially in the latter case, athletes of resistance sports are usually skeptical about the benefits of this type of training.

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Swimming is one of the sports that a priori can be easier to practice, since we can think that it all comes down to throwing ourselves into the water and starting to move our arms and legs and breathing as we move. But having a proper swimming technique, whatever our style (crol, breaststroke, back or butterfly), can make a big difference in terms of our times, in case of competing, or simply in that the movement is more or less efficient .

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At this year's Olympic Games, we have observed several athletes with circular bruises, including swimmer Michael Phelps, due to a Chinese therapy called "cupping." This technique would favor the recovery and performance of athletes, but does it really help to perform more? Traditional Chinese therapy The therapy that many athletes have undergone lately, called "cupping" is to apply on the skin, cupping cups or small glass cups to make vacuum sucking the skin while it is introduced inside them little flame

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If there is something that summer offers us are possibilities to get in shape. We usually have more time and more activities available. The summer sport par excellence is swimming, so today we are going to give you some ideas of swimming training to get fit. You already know that in this fitness there are no miracles, but swimming 3-4 times a week makes the physical form a lot better (and our silhouette too).

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Whether we train swimming throughout the year or if it is a sport that we relegate to the summer, we cannot lose sight of the fact that it is a physical activity with a high demand, and that it is important that we dedicate a few minutes before the warm-up and a few final minutes to stretch the muscles we have worked (which are all).

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With the arrival of autumn the use of the indoor pools is extended, being the best option to train in the water in the middle of the city. Therefore, the OCU (Organization of Consumers and Users) has analyzed the air quality in the indoor pools and these are the results found: Of a total of 37 analyzed pools in 23 cities throughout Spain, it was found that 36% of The installations present chlorine gas in the environment, caused by the evaporation of chlorine from the water that generates an intense smell (the classic smell of swimming pool) that can generate discomfort in the users.

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From time to time it is not bad to look back and see how we have evolved in sports. In the video we can see how in 80 years we have been able to cut more than ten seconds to the clock in the 100 free meters. I love watching this type of videos comparing the sport of competition of yesteryear with the current one, many differences are palpable, such as technique.

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My homepage on the computer, like many others, is the Google search engine. This gives us almost daily different animations that inform us of the ephemeris of the day, and today has caught my attention, since I did not know who he meant. Well, it turns out that today, August 24, 2015, is the 125th anniversary of the birth of Duke Kahanamoku, considered the father of modern surfing.

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The heat is already with us and many of us are the ones who sign up for the pool this season, so today we bring three mobile applications for swimming enthusiasts that can help improve your training in the water or give you useful information about this discipline . Whether you are a beginner, if you are a professional swimmer or if you have been swimming for a while but want to optimize your technique, learn more about this world or have useful information about it, the following mobile applications may be of interest to you: Go Swim: free, Available for iOS and Android, it shows video tutorials of swimming exercises, as well as, it allows to interact with other swimmers and sends articles, photos and practices every week that serve as motivation for your training.

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On some occasion we already told you that the sea is not necessary to be able to surf: we can go training in the interior towns and prepare to enjoy the full force of the sea in summer. Having this as reference, Wet Madrid was born: a new project that is still under financing, but which aims to bring the waves to the capital in 2016.

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In Vitónica we love to provide you with interesting information about food, sports and in general, about how to lead a life as healthy as possible. But among all this, motivation is a key point, and that is why we also love to make you get overcoming cases, such as Mieko Nagaoka.

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Swimming is one of the most complete sports that exist, since it implies the use of practically all the musculature as it is necessary to move both the lower and the upper train. Today I wanted to talk about the ideal temperature of water for swimming. Everyone likes to get in the pool and enjoy a warm water temperature, but is this temperature ideal for swimming training without risks to our health?

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The sea floor represents an attraction for most people and that is why more and more people start diving as an activity. It is true that summer is usually the season in which we take the most advantage. But beyond being a fashion without more, diving will bring us a lot of physical benefits that we want to review with this post.

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A recurring question in our Vitónica Answers section is how many kilocalories we spend according to the style we use when swimming. As you have asked us about swimming routines to lose weight or if spinning or swimming is better to leave those kilos behind, today I bring you a study that clarifies things: do you know which swimming style consumes the most energy?

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The American long distance swimmer after several failed attempts to travel the distance that separates Cuba from Florida, has achieved her goal on September 2. Diana Nyad is undoubtedly an example of self-improvement that shows that you never have to lower your arms. This month, at 64 years of age, and after making four previous attempts without reaching the goal, Diana Nyad traveled about 170 kilometers swimming to join the coast of Havana, Cuba with Key West in Florida.

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Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte considers psychological training to improve her marks fundamental. Part of that mental training is based on repeating motivational phrases in your head. Before getting the silver medal at the London Olympics, Mireia Belmonte had ten motivational phrases present.

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I am one of those who still resists taking a music player to the pool, but I have to admit that the evolution of these gadgets, like the new Sony with the Walkman NWZ-W270 submersible, attracts my attention. The player has 4 GB of memory to store songs, more than enough to take our best music to train.

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