Are you a beginner at using swimming fins? Then you've come to the right place. Let us help you in choosing the right pair of swimming fins for you!
We are going to explain how to best choose fins for greater effectiveness and ease of use during your swimming session.
Here are two main important criteria to look out for before getting swimming fins: foot pocket fit of the fins, and blade length.
Read on to find out more below!
To maximise effectiveness during your training, Gilles, our training equipment product manager, recommends sweeping kick strokes during your swimming session. To achieve this, it is best to start movement from your hips rather than the knee.
To intensify your leg workout, don't hesitate to make use of a kickboard. If at any point you do feel a slight irritation, it will no doubt be due to the foot pocket's rubber. Consider using a latex sock to feel more at ease.
On wearing fins, Giles says, "First of all, warmup without fins by doing a few lengths up and down the pool! Otherwise you'll risk "overheating" your muscles too quickly. To start training, I'd recommend using "short" fins because they're more lightweight and flexible."
For women who are seeking to tone their legs, Nabaiji's short Silifins fins are the perfect accessory! There is much less thrust as compared to longer blade fins. They enable swimmers to place emphasis on speed and frequency rather than power. This form of exercise is centered more on aerobic training rather than muscle strengthening.
We hope you found this swimming fin buyer's guide useful, and learnt the main difference between long and short swimming fins.