floor exercise after swimming

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    Mar 27, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    ive notice that i struggle doing my floor exercises(crunches, push ups, pull ups, etc) when i do them after swimming. im fine on the days when i forget to swim though. its like my muscles got too loosen up from swimming that it takes forever to feel the burn when i do my floor exercises.
    i do weights before swimming, so should i just ditch my floor exercise routine??

    ***i think this should be moved to the swimming section??sorry.
  • DanOmatic

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    Mar 27, 2012 12:44 PM GMT
    I think it's doing weights + swimming that is probably affecting your floor exercises. I find that doing weights before swimming has a negative impact on my stroke. Maybe you can try swimming + weights and swimming + floor exercises on alternate days and see if that's better.
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    Sounds like you should change up your program when its not as effective. Also depends on your goal and time/schedule.

    I love to swim and use it as my cardio workout. On days I swim, I go all out and wouldn't be doing weights afterwards. And days I do weights, go really heavier and there's no way I would be able to swim well right afterwards.

    Try NC3's suggestion. Or depending on your time/schedule. Maybe swim early in the morning and weights (or floor exercises) in the afternoon or evening.
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    Floor exercises? Just sounds weird... we swimmers call it dryland.

    You're doing entirely way too much exercising at once... Do weights in the morning, swim in the afternoon, and every couple of days ditch the weights and do dryland before you swim, or in place of weights in the morning, never after a workout. Contrary to popular belief, you actually benefit more from doing abs and dryland before workouts. It gives you the concentration/strengths/endurance to do the exercises right where as if you were to do them after when you're tired, posture slips, technique relaxes, and you perform them in a less effective manner.

    The point is, you should only be doing 1 or two of these exercises a day. Doing all three is for collegiate athletes or higher who train that way everyday and are use to the strains it causes physically. Also, athletes are focused on anything but getting better at their sport. I assume you have a goal in mind? Toning getting into better shape? Trust me, less is more.