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Strength Training and Dryland Workouts

  1. Week 157 - Tuesday

    by , September 29th, 2015 at 08:51 AM (After a long rest)
    Life is very hectic at the moment. I am off to Austin/San Antonio today and have an early flight. As such I did dry lands at 4:30am so that I could make my flight. It was tough getting up this morning. I got to bed pretty reasonable last night but had a hectic afternoon. Work has been very busy recently and yesterday was a very typical non stop day. I left the office to make it to the pool but Dallas traffic conspired against me yesterday. A truck carrying paint had dumped it's load of bright red paint along I30 over the course of a mile or so. I was lucky that I got off the interstate because it looked like a bunch of cars were driving through the paint and kicking paint up on the cars behind. I would have been very upset if I ended up with red paint on my car!

    My kids had a great meet this weekend and we had lots of best times. A couple of my kids made BB and B times which means they will move up to the faster group. Our head coach asked to meet with me later this week to talk about me coaching a mid distance and distance oriented group of our top kids next spring. I am having fun and if I can make it work with my work commitments it would be a lot of fun.

    Today I could only do dry land.

    5x(1:30 on vasa swim trainer, :30 rest/stretch)
    5x(5x(:45 of abs with medicine ball. I mixed it up again today), :15 rest/transition) 1min between rounds
    2x(left shoulder exercises with light resistance)

    Today was tough! I don't know if it was tiredness from work or just the fact that I did this workout in my own which I always find hard.
  2. Week 22 - Thursday weights and swim

    by , March 7th, 2013 at 10:24 PM (After a long rest)
    This was my first dry land in 3 weeks and I felt very sore, but as usual loosened up in the pool.

    3x(10 bench press, 10 incline bench, 10 military press, 10 seated row hands in, 10 seated row hands out, 10 inclined back, 10 x lat pull down hands inside, 10 lag pull down hands outside), 30 seconds between rounds.

    400 with snorkel
    400 swim
    400 pull
    4x100 on 1.15
    4x100 kick with fins on 1.30
    4x50 on 45 Concentrating on DPS holding 30-31
    100 easy
    4x50 on 40 concentrating on streamlined turns holding 30-31
    100 easy
    Total 2600
  3. Week 18 - Tuesday weights

    by , February 5th, 2013 at 10:16 PM (After a long rest)
    I felt really tired today. No stiffness just beat.

    5 non stop circuits x 10 x (bench press, inclined bench, military press, seated row inside hands, seated row outside hands, lat pull down hands inside, lat pull downs hands outside, back extension machine)

    500 swim with snorkel
    500 pull with snorkel
    5x100 pull
    10x50 swim with snorkel
    Total 2000
  4. Week 13 - weights and a swim

    by , January 3rd, 2013 at 10:29 PM (After a long rest)
    So today was my first Dry land/weight workout. I now know why I was a swimmer and not a weight lifter. There is something nice about not noticing sweat on my body when I swim. Also the pain from weights is a different sort of hurt and I don't like it. I will continue doing it though since I know it's good for me. Based on how I feel now I suspect I am going to be stiff as a board at early practice.

    Weight machines
    Stretch for 10 mins
    10 x (10x bench press, military press, lat pull downs, bicep curls, lower back curls)
    30 mins

    400 free
    8x50 catchup
    15x100 pull on 1.30 focus on long strokes
    100 easy
    Total 2400