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Good cardio exercise fins strengthen kick with no cramps
Good cardio exercise fins strengthen kick with no cramps
Katsuji’s story from Mandaluyong, Philippines
“I found shinfin
“Yes, please feel free to use any of my message for your reposting on your web, with any revisions/editing that you may find fit. I think I was lucky enough to have been able to spot the shinfin
Reply: Yes, they do give you good cardio exercise and help to strengthen your kick in the proper way for good swimming – without the cramps that you get from normal foot flippers.
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Phil from Huntington Beach, California, USA
No toe rash & scars. No calf cramps. Feet free body surfing & bodyboarding fins.
“I wanted to get back to you on my shinfin
Reply: I’m happy to hear that you like the shinfin fins so much, and also in combination with foot flippers for big surf (we have other customers that do that too). I guess you have strong legs! When you say that: “The fins do tend to lose position some in big wipeouts”…do you find that they straighten out again by themselves after a few kicks, or do you have to tug them back into position with your hands?
“I used to use the old Voit USA company UDT fins for many years. I don’t know if you have heard of them. They were real calf cramping fins! No more toe rash from those fins. Your new idea is also ending any chance of toe rash! My shinfin
Dass from Middletown, Connecticut, USA
No calf cramps in swimming lessons. Learn to swim fins.
“I just started taking swimming lessons. I have never been able to do a lap in the pool. My fear was always if I cannot touch the bottom I am not getting in. I have a great teacher but to make it all work even better I have shinfin
I used to use normal fins and they always hurt my calfs but with the shinfin
“Only one issue, getting the fins off has been a little difficult. Any pointer on that would greatly help.”
My reply – I recommend the quick-release method in the fin fitting tips. I have a suggestion for you. Immediately after you have swum with the shinfin fins for a while, take them off and swim a bit more. You should find that your body remembers the shinfin kick pattern, so your “no-fins” swimming improves too. If you keep doing this each time you go swimming then you should notice continual improvements in your swimming technique. I would be very interested to hear how you get on with this.
“Thank you for the suggestions. I will try them out today when I go out for a swim.”
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Wendy from San Francisco, USA
No ankle strain. Less leg fatigue. Bodyboard fins.
“When I caught the Beyond Tomorrow story on shinfin
My reply – Yes, they can be worn with booties. It is important that the booties are streamlined and flexible at the ankles to avoid drag. It is best to try your fins in a pool first to get used to the streamlined kick (if you are a good swimmer too, then you will already know it). Then wear your wetsuit and booties and get used to swimming like that before moving on to your board.
“Overall I LOVE them!!! First off I am an occupational therapist, so I have a special appreciation for the ergonomics and biomechanical advantages of the shinfin
“That being said, I have a couple of things that I have found somewhat problematic! First off, even if you get the straps wet, they are not easy to fasten!! Quite difficult, actually! Now, I must add here that I have mild arthritis in my hands, so I am more sensitive than others might be, but I feel it a design area that could use some improvement! Secondly, In really rough waves, I do find that the fins can get turned sideways on my shins and I need to reposition them quite frequently!! But, even with those comments, I still think shin fins superior to any fins I have ever used!! I hope you find my feedback useful!! Thanks for taking the time to ask for it!!”
My reply – How to fit fins with weak fingers describes how people with arthritic hands can fit the fins securely for rough waves.
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Sue from Old Erowal Bay, Australia
No toe cramps: fitness fins
“I swim several kilometres a week for fitness purposes and I love my shinfin
“The only problem I am having is adjusting the straps and getting them tight enough (I don’t have the strength in my hands) I think it’s because of this that they are rubbing on the top of my foot just above my ankle. Can you suggest some other sort of strap ie: Velcro. I’m only in my 40’s but unfortunately I have arthritis in my hands and I’m finding the buckle a bit difficult to adjust. I have been going to experiment myself but I thought you might have some ideas.“
My reply – How to fit fins with weak fingers describes how people with arthritic hands can fit the fins securely.
“It’s fine if you want to use my email. I have read all of your information on buckling and tightening the straps. I will continue to work with the straps, we’ll see how I go. I definitely won’t be going back to flippers.
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Susan from Canberra, Australia
No feet cramps. Changed muscle sets for training fins.
“The fins are great. I can definitely feel the change in the muscle sets that are used with the shinfin
My reply – We get a lot of feedback like this. Also, have you noticed improvements in your “no-fins” swimming technique (arms too) and speed? Training with shinfin fins carries across directly to “no-fins” swimming. I do feel that the fins have some very great public health benefits. I’ve spent years designing them to work with (and teach) the normal streamlined kick used by good swimmers, exercising the thighs and torso etc. People really seem to like this and enjoy swimming more. From the feedback we are getting, they are encouraging more people to swim for fitness/exercise – especially people who find it difficult to swim without fins but who have real problems with foot flippers. And their “no-fins” swimming improves too as a result.
Also see swim training fins reviews.
Evelyn from Santa Cruz, California USA
No foot cramps. Learning freestyle fins.
“You might say that I am a very satisfied customer. I’m 63 years old and just learned to swim the crawl stroke with my face in the water. My kick is still weak and I am easily winded, but both are improving. The fins have helped me a lot, and, using them, I have been able to pay more attention to and improve my stroke. The best part – NO FOOT CRAMPS! I use the fins for the first half of my workout only, and my swimming without them has become much better as well. Buying them was a spot-on decision, and I am going great with them.”
My reply – That’s great that you are getting on so well with your swimming – we get a lot of feedback like this. Yes, it is a good idea to do some no-fins swimming after swimming with the fins. That way the streamlined kick pattern, horizontal body position and improved arm stroke that you get with the fins, seems to transfer well to your no-fins swimming (as you have found). Well done.
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No tired ankles: snorkeling fins
Afton from St. George, Maine, USA – “I just returned from a snorkeling trip in Bermuda. I enjoyed using my shinfin
Helpful for hip: pool & surf fins
Tom from San Diego, USA – “The fins work great and the level of comfort is excellent. Finally the limiting factor isn’t pain in my feet. Much different feel from traditional fins, but this is a good thing. I also feel they are more helpful for use with my hip. Rather than stressing all the other joints as regular fins did, pressure is concentrated in a more natural area. I’m still experimenting with adjustment and placement for best performance in surf.”
Comfortable kneeling: kneeboarding fins
Graham from Buderim, Australia – “The fins are definitely a break through. Very comfortable and NO FOOT CRAMP! Good sprint speed for catching the waves (kneeboard). Light. Suits straight leg kick style for kneeboarding. Comfortable in kneeling position. Easy to walk and jump off rocks for water entry.”
No sore feet: snorkeling fins
Jo from Canberra, Australia – “Hi Marc, last year I purchased two pairs of shinfin
Easier to use, less strain: snorkeling fins
Jono from Perth, Australia – “The fins are working a treat, I have taken them out a few times snorkeling and once I got used to them they became a lot easier. I realised that they are a lot easier to use and less strain on your legs. At first I was a bit hesitant about the shinfin
No lower back problems: pool fins
Tony from Kiama Downs, Australia – “I have been using the fins in the pool recently as part of my swimming regime to assist with my crook lower back. They certainly do not cause my lower back any problems when swimming. I am still learning to use them but have found them to be very comfortable and have no problems with calf or foot cramping I get with normal fins.”
No ankle strain: fitness fins
Vicki from Sandy Bay, Tasmania – “Have enjoyed swimming with the fins. After one recent swim I tried a normal pair of flippers on and found them quite hard work on my ankle that is still aching at the end of the day! No such problems with shinfin
Diana from Tweed Heads, Australia – “The shinfin
No toe or feet cramps: learning to swim fins
Margo from Weetangera, ACT Australia – “Been using the fins about 3 times a week. Lots of interest from other ladies in the lap lanes! I find that shinfin
Martha from Tennessee, USA – “I swim at least one mile every other day in pool but intend to increase this to at least two miles over a period of time, slowly. I found your web site very easy to use. It had all the information I should need. Ordering was a breeze with fewer steps than some sites I have encountered from other companies.“
After about one month – “I have been wearing them every time I swim since receiving them. I did have a little problem getting them on at first but that has gone away now that I am used to them. Takes no time at all now to do it. The foot (flipper) problem has disappeared and no more rubbing the side of my foot and having cramps. The only thing I can complain about is that I found some muscles that had not been used. You can tell the difference right away. I do swim a little slower for now but it is only because the muscles need to build up some. I can’t complain about taking an extra ten minutes for now.“
“They will make me a better swimmer and I am looking forward to six months after first starting to see what the difference will be. Some of the other swimmers have said they sure look funny but I say put them on and tell me that two laps later between trying to catch your breath. I am 50 years old, very active sports wise,do yoga twice a week in a class and swim a mile four days a week. They are all you say they are and I am very glad to have them.”
“It is now taking me about 50 minutes for the swimming alone (without fins). I really cannot explain it other than a fatigue factor about the last ten laps. Think need some of the muscles to build up little more. Really never swam it without fins the whole mile only four laps or so to warm up. Foot fins take 40 minutes for me and I have cut the time down with the shinfin
After about three months – “I do have a story to tell you. I was unable to swim for about 8 days while suffering from a sinus infection. On Friday I felt like going back to the pool but decided to use my old foot fins because still a little weak. I kicked off and before I knew it I was already at the other end of the pool. I knew the shinfin
“I had decreased the time with the shinfin
After about two years – “I am still using my shinfin
“I feel that the shinfin
“I do feel the action of the legs more and other people have commented on how smooth I swim and that I do not splash water like some others. Usually I am to busy swimming to notice that but I take their word for it. I have told them they should try the shinfin
Barry from San Pedro, California, USA – “I have been very happy with the fins … they have been a big help. My unaided kick is very bad and that puts a lot less stress on my shoulders and elbows. The fins largely correct the problem and I have had much less trouble since I have been using them.”
Dave from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA – “This has also been great therapy for my knees. While I was recovering from the knee surgery the fins were helpful in allowing a good kicking workout with most of the force moved up into the thigh and belly – but allowing all the value of light force and increased circulation.”
Bill from Christchurch, New Zealand – “For me the biggest advantage with shinfin
Russ from Redwood City, USA – “shinfin
George from Ottowa, Canada – “I tried them right away (only freestyle kick). This is my first observation: a) The allow for a relatively fast kick b) They guide to a “higher on the water” and a better balanced position for the freestyle. c) They take the load off the knees – this is important for me because I bought the fins for my niece (a 15 year old competitive swimmer) who has some knee ligament problems. I am extremely happy with the purchase.” …and then, 4 weeks later… “I really like the fins. I am going to order another pair for myself.”
Tony from Singapore – “They really performed wonders to my swim style. Congratulations, you have really created a little miracle, which will certainly help countless others with my similar predicament. I will certainly recommend it to friends. In particular, I liked the fact that it prevented my feet and calves from cramping, something which occurred after 2 laps with ordinary fins. Also breathing was made much easier, and I now look forward eagerly to the next session.”
Mike from Ontario, Canada – “They give me a great workout especially the thighs and the entire trunk area…..which is a pleasant surprise as I’m always trying to increase my strength in my lumbar/abdominal/buttocks area. I’m swimming twice a week for about 45 min each time. So yes I like them a lot, and yes they are just what I need for my strength training. As for one, I’m back doing the front crawl steadily with more authority now…..before my back/ trunk muscles weren’t strong enough to allow me to just let loose…..not quite perfect yet but I’ve noticed a big difference in my lumbar/trunk stability…..a very nice surprise….my knees are feeling better, as I’m getting more power in my legs……..and my ankles couldn’t be happier….I can’t wait to get to the pool now as I’m seeing results quite quickly.”
Bill from Virginia, USA – “These are the only fins I have ever used that do not cause my feet or calves to cramp. A great innovation.”
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