As we gradually gain confidence with the swimming pool environment, our needs are met with even greater satisfaction that will lead to behaviour guided by increasingly high motivation. This explains why it takes plenty of motivation to have the dedication to be a competitive athlete.
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First and foremost, that listening to our own motivation, regardless of whether it is high or low, intrinsic or extrinsic, is an important mental exercise for understanding why we regularly go (or do not go) to such a potentially enriching place as a swimming pool and, hence, take part in some kind of motor activity.
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There are many programs to follow but the important thing at the beginning is not to overdo it. You should avoid stressing your muscles too much and aim for small improvements from time to time. In fact, even if you decide to restart a sports activity that can not offer health benefits, you should still observe some valuable indications before diving back into the water.
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First, it is important to hydrate our bodies by consuming liquids, eating light meals in view of the workout and most importantly waiting a couple hours after we eat before restarting activity. In addition, before resuming, a sports physical is highly recommended, assessing one’s physical fitness based on the effort required.
Promoting socialization, getting to know new people and overcoming shyness are prerogatives of many sports, swimming in particular. Between lanes, in fact, strong bonds can be created, both with the instructor/trainer and with swimming companions, who will happily inspire us to do better, beat our time and always give something more.learn more
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