After so much running in the past year, I was ready for a change after finishing my first half marathon in February.
Swimming quickly took over cardio workouts, and it has been such a great escape from pounding pavement, trails, and the track. It’s low-impact but steals your breath and gets your heart racing.
As a kid growing up in Florida, I was a fish. I spent hours in the pool on weekends and during the summer months. Everyone I knew had a pool, and swimming was the main attraction at nearly every party and sleepover. I also took lessons every year up until I was about 12.
So after getting back into swimming (P.S. that whole muscle memory concept is so true), a friend and I decided to take our steady, 1000-meters-straight swims to another level. Say hello to our crazy cardio/muscular endurance pool workout.
Let me warn ya – it is no. joke.
If you’ve never formally learned strokes, definitely ask a swimmer friend for some instruction or take a formal lesson. If you’re a Michael Phelps in training, dive right into the workout (haha). Below are videos for the uncommon exercises.
Warning – the pool wall push-up/muscle-up is KILLER on your front delts. The first time you do it, you’ll wake up the next day wondering what the hell happened.
Good luck!!! 🙂
- Are you a fan of swim workouts?
- If so, what’s your favorite swim workout?