I swim a 24.3 in the 50 yard free and I want to do a 23 sooooo bad! My last meet of the season is next week, do you have any tips? Thanks :) (I'm a girl btw)
wow that’s actually insanely fast.. like as in the world record for a women’s 50m free is a 23.73 fast. so good for you, that’s really an accomplishment! I’m sorry I answered this late, I haven’t been on in quite some time, but I hope you did well at your meet! let me know if you made your goal time! :0
completely in love with the entire line of Nike swim suits right now <3
hey guys, so my internet has been down for over a month (a very painful month it was!) so I haven’t been able to post or even get on my account :( but i’m back now! and I’m into swimming season and fully ready to answer questions and post as much as tumblr will allow :D so thanks to everyone for sticking around!
Also, the anon asked about brands and stuff. Brands do not matter as much as the nutritional value. Don't go for knock-offs, however. You get what you pay for. Also, in the days leading up to a meet, start good eatings habits. Stop with candies and fast/junk food. It does nothing but make you feel icky after a race. If possible (and you feel confident doing it) try to prepare your own food. That way you get a better idea of what you're actually eating. Also avoid stuffing yourself with food.
For the Anon who asked about what and what not to eat: You should go for the high-carb foods especially before a meet. Pastas are excellent when combined with veggies. Nuts, berries, low-acid fruits. Bananas are the best to eat say 15 mins before your heat due to how they effects the energy levels in your body. To avoid: High sugars: Candies (contrary to popular belief they are not a good source of energy), copious amounts of meat, and energy drinks. Stick to water, fruit juice and gatorade.
so sorry I haven’t posted this! I had a ton of internet problems these last few months and couldn’t get on tumblr at all! :S
do you have any tips for competitive swimming. like what and what not to eat. and the best brands and stuff
hmm well personally I don’t follow any type of diet or meal plan so i’m not exactly sure what you should be eating. I just eat basically whatever. however I do tend to eat more pastas and carbs than the average person and I also continuously snack, especially at a swim meets. i’m not sure if that’s because of swimming or if its just me! as for brands, i’m a HUGE fan of TYR! I absolutely love their maxback style to race in. they hold up fairly well but I don’t use them for everyday practices because they will show wear. as for practice suits, you can’t go wrong with speedo endurance! they don’t fade or stretch at all and they’re wonderful. speedo is definitely a brand to trust with whatever your buying. id stay away from things like nike, because you never know how well it’s going to hold up! I hope this helps. let me know if theres anything else you’d like to know! :)
Oh and if anyone has any advice on what and what not to eat, please help this lovely anon out and share your info :) thanks!