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Pool Circuit Workout

Pool Circuit Workout

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.

Pool Circuit Workout from Hungry Gator Gal

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.

Pool wall push-up/muscle-up

Four-count flutter kicks

Plank with alternating leg lifts

Good luck!!! 🙂

 

Questions:

  1. Are you a fan of swim workouts?
  2. If so, what’s your favorite swim workout?

 

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Favorite Fitness Finds + Memorial Day Sales

Favorite Fitness Finds + Memorial Day Sales

So one of my mottos in life is “Everything in moderation.” But that motto directly conflicts with my firm belief that you can never have too many workout clothes and shoes.

When you live in Florida, every piece of workout clothing is drenched in sweat 10 minutes into a workout. Not to mention, all of my physical activities with Army ROTC put my shoes and clothes through the ringer pretty quickly.

So below are the products I’ve had my eyes on. Bonus – most of these products are on SUPER sale for Memorial Day. I’ve also included some Memorial Day coupon codes.

All products and coupons that are affiliate links are marked as such. All other links are to items I love for which I don’t receive a commission. Click on a photo to go to the manufacturer’s site.

And on a serious note, I know most people associate Memorial Day with shopping sales, barbecues, a long weekend, and the beginning of summer. But, please don’t forget to think about the true meaning of this holiday and the momentous sacrifice the men and women of our great nation have made for us to enjoy life as we know it.

Here’s a letter about Memorial Day that everyone should read. Just something to think about.

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Running <—affiliate links

 

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Mud Race <—affiliate links

 

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Superfoods <—affiliate links

 

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Yoga <—affiliate links

 

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Coupon codes and sales

 

Diet Direct – 10% off site wide with the code MD1610 (valid until 5/31) <— affiliate link

Look Human – 25% off site wide (my favorite section is fitness) <— affiliate link

Reebok –

25% off Custom Nano 5.0 Shoes (valid until 5/31) <— affiliate link

20% off 2 items, 30% off 3 items, 40% off 4 items (valid until 5/30) <— affiliate link

BOGO 50% off all footwear in the outlet (no expiration) <— affiliate link

Old Navy – All tanks, tees, shorts, swim 50% off (no code needed)

Road Runner Sports – VIP members save 20% on everything (P.S. You can test and wear the shoes for 90 days and still return them.)

Sports Authority – Going out of business sale (save up to 30% on everything)

Finish Line – Huge sale and Nike Metcon 2 shoes in orange and blue are only $55 (GO GATORS!!!)