DocLightning wrote:Competitive swimmer here. We use "warm down" for the same term that other athletes call "cool down."
DocLightning wrote:Point is that you want to flex and relax the muscles to "wring" excess lactate out of them and maybe speed recovery a bit. Scientifically, there is no evidence that this helps.
vikkyvik wrote:Yup. I remember thinking it was weird when I first heard it when I was young.
DocLightning wrote:You have it backwards, you see. Every other athlete is weird and we're the normal ones.
vikkyvik wrote:By the way, do you find yourself breathing with the swimmers when watching the Olympics? Actually makes it really annoying to watch swimming.
vikkyvik wrote:DocLightning wrote:You have it backwards, you see. Every other athlete is weird and we're the normal ones.
That goes without saying.
By the way, do you find yourself breathing with the swimmers when watching the Olympics? Actually makes it really annoying to watch swimming.
Sort of like how, because I played trumpet for years, I tend to breathe between musical phrases even when playing guitar.
TWA772LR wrote:I was a swimmer, we used the phrases interchangeably,
TWA772LR wrote:And yes, it would be just a small prick.
DocLightning wrote:TWA772LR wrote:I was a swimmer, we used the phrases interchangeably,
I never heard a swimmer or coach say "cool down." Always "Warm down."TWA772LR wrote:And yes, it would be just a small prick.
Yes, those tight suits tended to do that.
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