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ANDILH
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4/25/13 1:28 P

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.



ELOQUENTZ
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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.



BUUKWORM14
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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).



 
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