One thing that most athletic trainers will agree on is that you must diversify your workouts to reap the benefits. This doesn’t mean that you need to run 10 miles one day, swim 3,000 yards the next and do two hours of yoga on day three. This means that you need to break out of your comfort zone. Are you a distance swimmer? Try some sprints? Are you a breaststroker? Try some backstroke? Your body adapts to your workouts, so it is important to switch up your workouts in order for your body to continually strengthen.
Today’s workout is a go to workout when you’re stuck in a rut. It’s a bit of it all. So get ready, get set, get wet!
- 200 warm up
- 4 x 100 (swim, kick, drill, swim)
- 4 x 200 kick (build within each 200)
- 5 x 75 pull (25 fast, 25 medium, 25 fast)
- climb out of the pool at the deep end
- 19 x 25 (odds: dive in sprint, evens: swim back easy)
- 1 x 500 (negative split each 100)
- 16 x 100 (pull, drill, kick, swim – IM order)
- climb out between each 100 and perform dryland (alternate: 45 second wall sit, 25 push ups, 50 crunches, 45 second plank)
- 400 easy