Swim Workouts

Swimming is easily one of the best physical activities for you, and these swim workouts will ensure that you’re in tip top condition. Of course, these exercise sequences are a bit more strenuous than most people would expect, so feel free to alter them to your needs in any way you see fit.

  1. Warmup. First, start by swimming freestyle for a few laps. This is to make sure your body doesn’t cramp up the next day, especially your shoulders, which are usually a hotspot for tension. This is especially important for those who aren’t too familiar with swimming yet.

  2. Intense Freestyle. This is more or less a repeat of the warmup sequence, but faster. Swim ten laps freestyle as quickly as you can. After completion, rest for 90 seconds and swim eight laps as quickly as you can, then rest, then swim six laps. Repeat this workout until you’re down to two laps.

  3. High Intensity Intervals. This exercise is swimming in hard segments. Start by swimming freestyle as quickly as you can for one lap, then switch to breaststroke, which isn’t as demanding as freestyle swimming and will allow you to catch your breath while keeping your heart rate high. You’ll swim five laps, alternating between freestyle and breaststroke.

  4. Butterfly. This will be a more challenging version of the high intensity intervals. You’ll swim five to ten laps butterfly as quickly as you can, and then rest for 30 seconds to a minute, then repeat. For any of those who have done this before, you’ll know that this is no easy task and you’ll be feeling the strain after only a few movements.

  5. Lazy River. This workout is a form of active rest. It’s for those days when you’re still sore from exercise, but know that you still have to get some sort of workout in. That’s why in this workout, you simply swim backstroke at any pace, for as long as you like. It’s important to actively stretch your muscles after all of this to make sure that you are able to recover fully overnight, because after all, swimming is one of the best exercises to aid in muscle recovery.

show comments

What Others Are Reading Right Now.