Increase Fitness and Cardiovascular Conditioning: Swimming is one of the best aerobic or cardiovascular-conditioning exercises, but many people forget to use their legs where the largest muscles are located. Swimmers who activate the large muscle mass of the legs by kicking will benefit from a more demanding workout that burns more calories and increases fitness levels. Only Force Fin swimming fins, Slim Fins are designed to concentrate the force of the blade further back on the foot, using the muscles of the whole leg, not just the lower leg. This also supports the knee, and prevents cramping, And, Increases Ankle Flexibility: Runners, cyclists or triathletes new to swimming oftentimes have a hard time just kicking and going anywhere. They sometimes go backward! One reason is that their ankles are so inflexible that when they kick, their feet act like hooks, catching the water and pulling in the wrong direction. Good swimmers, on the other hand, can hyper-extend their ankles, pointing their toes so that the top of the foot forms a straight line with the shin. The increased surface area that fins provide forces ankle extension when pushing forward. Repeated fin use eventually stretches the ankles, increasing their flexibility for moving in all directions and helping the kick become more propulsive and efficient. Develop Leg Strength Kicking with fins is like lifting weights: the added resistance of the water on the blade of the fin increases the workload on your leg muscles. Stronger muscles move more water making you swim faster, all other things being equal. Improve Body Position and Technique By transferring the feeling of swimming faster and planing higher with fins to swimming without them, a swimmer makes use of a phenomenon know as neuromuscular patterning. The muscles and the nerves can actually remember the feeling of swimming faster and will try to duplicate the pattern the next time out.
Features & Highlights
- Slim Fins that adjust to comfortably fit a wide variety of foot sizes.
- Slim Fins by Force Fin are the best all around swim fitness and training fin.
- Open foot pocket leverages kick from your strongest swim kicking muscles, which supports your knee, and builds swimming strength, for a better swim work out,
- Features Force Fin's side-supported for stability, adjustable over-the-top foot pocket that reduces cramping while stretching your ankle, building flexibility with each swim kick
- Light weight for travel, weighing no more then 2 pounds per pair.
|Item Weight:||4 pounds|
|Item Size:||7 x 5 x 5 inches|
|Package Weight:||4 pounds|
|Package Size:||7 x 5 x 5 inches|
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