The Water Instinct Blog

29 June 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Injuries, fatigue and prevention: how to train worry-free

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Kinesio taping, cryotherapy and compression clothing. These new prevention methods can actually help you improve your sports performance. Over the last few years, there has been plenty of scientific research in the world of sport – swimming in particular –

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22 June 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Why am I not improving?

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People who have just started swimming often expect to improve more quickly than is really feasible. This inevitably leads to frustration, particularly when you cannot swim the number of laps you would like to or develop the kind of swim

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19 June 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

It is just a matter of… LEGS!

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Today we will be looking at how to use your legs and we will also be suggesting some specific training exercises. For adult men in particular, legs can often become little more than “dead weights”! Bulky masses of muscle, which,

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15 June 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Polymyalgia rheumatica: the benefits of the swimming pool

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A complicated name for a troublesome disease. What is polymyalgia rheumatica? It’s an intense inflammation of the muscles in the body. It’s a problem that can make your life quite difficult, reducing its quality dramatically. What causes it and how

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12 June 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Learn the correct freestyle hand position

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Improve the position of your fingers during the underwater stage of your stroke. Try our exercises! How many times have you been told, “close your fingers, otherwise you won’t catch the water”? When you swim you have to think of

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8 June 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Swimming as a cure for stress

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Early mornings, cars, traffic, smog, computers, deadlines, long lines, rushing, shopping, delays… The list could go on for hours, but that would just make everything even more stressful. Stress is one of the main causes of psychological ailments like anxiety,

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6 June 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Fitness, weight-loss and body toning: 5 busted myths

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1. Calories don’t count: FALSE! Of course they do! The only way to lose weight is to put our bodies in a situation where they are in calorie deficit; in other words, the amount of the calorie intake has to

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1 June 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Endurance training: Using equipment to your advantage

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The sport of swimming requires a tremendous amount of endurance. From the block to the wall, it’s all about strength and getting maximum performance in the water. The hard part is building up and maintaining that strength. Many coaches, like

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23 May 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

A few suggestions on quick post-workout recovery

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In order to have a strong and healthy body, you have to learn how to love yourself, dedicating the same amount of attention to your recovery as you do to your workout. The “recovery” is a fundamental moment for those

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16 May 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

What effect does lack of sleep have on performance?

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Rest is a vital part of performance and is key to achieving your goals. Over the last few years, it has become increasingly obvious that the quality of an athlete’s performances depends on several factors. Physical fitness, mental preparation, nutrition,

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