Swimming is about the only cardio I can do because of injuries and like you I'm in the pool fairly often. I have flippers that I'll use with a kickboard so I'm only using my legs. I also have these really awesome glove things that make my hands look like duck feet so it's harder to move my hands through the water. I try to alternate the strokes and speeds throughout the workout, so that most days there is a slightly different order. If you want to add resistance you could wear tights or nylons and that creates a slight pull. You could also do a different number of total laps on different days. What about running or jumping in the pool? Treading water is also a change up from laps.
Fitness Minutes: (1,441)
4/25/13 11:52 A
I'm currently not swimming as I've been ill, but when I was swimming, sometimes I would push myself to set a time record to finish a lap. Also, on my off days, I would do strength training. I was doing 3 days a week in the pool.
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933 4/25/13 11:41 A
I love swimming and go 4-5 days a week, but I worry I'm getting used to my routines and it won't have the same punch soon.
All you swimmers out there, what's your workout routine? I'm doing 2 laps crawl, 1 lap breast and 1 lap pulls. I do change it up sometimes by only doing 1 lap of crawl, but that's about it. I know other strokes, but none that feel like work (I don't know butterfly).
Currently working and going to grad school. Given my stress level and time constraints (and with my doctor's blessing), I'm not trying to lose a lot of weight, just be healthy and not gain. Once I get my degree I'll pick things up again.
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