STARTER SWIMMING WORKOUT FOR CROSS TRAINING Swimming was one of the activities listed in the post on February 16 as an excellent cross-training exercise, which gives the legs a rest but still provides a good aerobic workout. Runners and walkers who have not been jumping into in the pool regularly might benefit from a beginner plan.
This relatively short routine suggested by US Masters Swimming for MyFitnessPal.com can provide structure to your time in the pool. You’ll see that, like a running workout, it begins with an easy warm-up and finishes with a cool-down. Sandwiched in between are some high-intensity intervals. If the lowest number of minutes for each section are added up, and the bonus set is not performed, the length of the entire workout is about 40 minutes. If the highest number of minutes per section are added up plus the bonus set, the total minimum time for completion is 65 minutes.
With the workout broken into a sequence of segments of roughly equal duration, the time may pass more quickly than a single hour of constant lap-after-lap swimming. The kick board segment is tougher than it seems, as more time is required to swim the pool’s length by leg power alone.
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