Register | username: pw: 
Attackpoint - performance and training tools for orienteering athletes

Discussion: Swimming

in: JayXC; JayXC > 2016-02-15

Feb 17, 2016 12:08 PM # 
Hi There, only asking since you are the pointy end of the AR lark

How come so much swimming?
Feb 17, 2016 1:52 PM # 
Multiple benefits really- Good muscular endurance for xc skiing, makes the transition to kayaking in the spring easier and its great for stressing my cardio system with very little impact on my joints. Having said all that I probably wouldn't swim as much if I didn't enjoy it too.
Feb 17, 2016 2:20 PM # 
@JayXC: Any plans to ever use your swimming in a competitive setting? Swim Run or such?

@shotgunmcos: "pointy end of the AR lark" - I love the sound of that idiom, but what exactly does it mean :)
Feb 17, 2016 2:32 PM # 
Maybe it's because I'm Canadian but it made perfect sense to me! :)
Feb 17, 2016 6:59 PM # 
@MHtrailvet - if you have to ask.... :-)

@JayXC - I hear ya on the just enjoying it.
Interesting on the transition to paddling. In terms of upper body endurance?
Feb 18, 2016 1:04 AM # 
@MHtrailvet- possiblity of a few Xterras this year if I can fit them in the schedule.

@shotgunmcos- Mostly maintaining muscle mass in shoulders, lats, delts, etc.
Feb 23, 2016 3:11 PM # 
Shrek Feet:
I think swimming helps with paddling ;)

Please login to add a message.