Swimming workouts

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Posted: 28 Oct 2011, 21:15
I need some advice on good swimming workouts. Swimming back and forth in the pool is getting boring.

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Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 08:42
Convert yards to miles and go places. ie.. swim to the east coast then treat yourself to a seafood lunch. Set different goals with different rewards. Start at home or make it a tour. Swim to California then go to a local wine tasting. Have fun with it.

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Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 09:31
Water jogging is a great way to use some different muscles. It's still going from one end of the pool to the other but at least it's changing up how you get there. You can also use different types of strokes or incorporate leg only laps using a kickboard. Or many invest in a waterproof music device to keep you better entertained while you're doing it?
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Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 09:50
Why not see if your pool does "Aqua fit" classes (exercises in the water). The pool I go to does it with foam weights, that you exercise with underwater. It's a really good workout that lasts for an hour, but it is "kind" to you joints and muscles. The water supports them and limits injury associated with other workouts. It is not only a strength session, but also cardiovascular too. Of course, the effectiveness of the class depends on having a good instructor.

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Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 11:20
get a waterproof ipod. they sell waterproof cases for any ipod that you already own with waterproof headphones. try h20 audio, that's what i have. the ear buds sometimes fall out but i use my goggle straps to keep them in place. I swim for an hour and listening to music really helps. I swim front crawl for 15 min. then do front crawl one way and backstroke back for 15 min then do sidestroke and breast stroke. Oh yeah, they also have a completely waterproof ipod shuffle.

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Posted: 31 Oct 2011, 19:49
If you're looking for a workout as such. You could do either a thing called "ladders" or interval training.

With a simple Ladder, you swim one length slow, then one length fast; 2 slow, 2 fast & so on up to 5 slow, 5 fast. Then go back down again.

Interval training is where you would say swim one length as fast as you can, then do either 1 or 2 lengths at a normal pace (depending on your fitness) then go hard out for 1 length again, 1 or 2 at normal pace etc. To start with you would want to try & do this 6 times & build from there.

Working out like this will have a dramatic affect on your swimming fitness and speed as well... oh yes did i mention it torches fat like nothing else.

feel free to send me a message if you would like more info.

good luck.

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Posted: 02 Nov 2011, 11:42
Here's a website that has 50 swim workouts! You can do lots of different things. I've got 3 different workouts that I usually do each week one workout focuses on legs, one on arms, and the other on speed and endurance. I have my workouts printed on a peice of paper that I then laminated and take with me to the pool.

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Posted: 07 Nov 2011, 03:00
I joined the YMCA they provide coached deep water workouts or shallow for those afraid of deep. Just as good as or better than a fast swim.
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Posted: 08 Nov 2011, 16:51
I use swimming pool for aerobic style exercise to strengthen my leg muscles and exercise as am unable to do weight baring exercise on land. have now been challenged by Doc, to lose 6lb by Christmas.
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Posted: 10 Nov 2011, 09:38
Thank you so much LOSIN25 for the link to 50 swim workouts. You have helped me very much. Sazy

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Posted: 10 Nov 2011, 09:43
Thank you also TURIGOLE, just the advice i needed. Much appreciated, cant wait to get to the pool. Sazy

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Posted: 13 Nov 2011, 11:28
What a great post! I have been swiming since May & am starting to get bored. Thanks TURIGOLE, for the ladder & interval training tips, I will be giving those a try on Tuesday!
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Posted: 13 Nov 2011, 14:22
Our Y also offers several opportunities for exercising in the pool. Arthritis aquatics, water aerobics, and water Zumba. Great way to support joints and sill get a good workout.

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