If you are like me, you suffer from aches and pains and minor injuries because of your workout schedule. The key is to allow your body to recover while getting a good workout in. That’s where am right now. I am suffering from some minor Plantar Fascitis, so I am doing my best to allow that to heal while still burning calories at the gym. Yesterday I did an hour of full body weight training, but I really need some cardio so I decided today to spend some time in the pool.
If you are not a swimmer, you need to go out and become one. Seriously. Swimming is one of the few sports in which injuries are extremely rare (mostly consisting of shoulder overuse injuries). Swimming is low impact, can be done outdoors or indoors (in a pool, lake, or whatever), and in a terrific form of exercise.
This week’s workout is a water-based workout that assumes you can do the most basic of swim strokes – the crawl. Please note that some pools are 50 or 25 meters, others are 50 or 25 yards. You will need a kick board and pull buoy for this workout.
- 250 meters slow crawl.
- 25 meters using a kick board
- 25 meters using one arm pull through (right arm)
- 25 meters using one arm pull through (left arm)
- 25 meters using 1-2-3 drill
Repeat set 10 times, for a total off 1000 meters.
- 250 meters slow crawl
Don’t forget to stretch afterward, especially your shoulders and your hips.