Thursday, April 2
by, April 2nd, 2009 at 03:43 PM (3226 Views)
Did a variation of a workout JMiller recently posted. Sprint workouts are sometimes very time consuming with the mega rest intervals and slow recovery swimming ... Still coughing, colds always make me feel like I have no lung capacity.
700 variety swim, kick, drill
3 x 200 cruiser free w/snorkel
Took me awhile to get used to the dorkel, but I could eventually flip with it. Can't streamline with the darn thing though.
12 x 50 @ 1:00
rolling IM order by 25s
6 x (25 AFAP flutter kick w/fins + 50 EZ)
Tried the first 2 25s with the snorkel. It actually made me slower. I was freaked out by the ability to breath on a 25, so I took it off.
6 x (25 AFAP free w/fins + 50 EZ)
2 x (50 AFAP backstroke w/ nose clip + 100 EZ)
Went 25-25.5ish. Went past the 15 meter mark with the nose clip on.
Did anyone notice that Tyler Clary wore a nose clip in his 200 back at the NCAAs? Ahelee and I were thinking it looked like a real "clamp." Wish I knew what kind he was wearing. Mine stayed put today, but I didn't do any backstroke starts. I just can't seem to get them tight enough. I'm going to order some more of the speedo and tyr competition ones. I might take a wrench to one of them and see what happens. lol
I'm a little worried about weights next week as I'll be in Tucson away from my gym. My mother has a bowflex machine. Never used one. Are they any good? Can you do a variety of exercises on them? Not sure about the Y near her house either.
A friend passed along an RC exercise I thought I'd share:
Lie on a yoga ball facing the floor. Pull your shoulder blades together and extend your arms to the side. While keeping the shoulder blades squeezed, turn hands so that thumbs face up and make small chopping motions seven times while moving towards hips and then 7 times back towards head. Turn hands flat and do 7 reps down and back and then turn hands so that thumbs face down and do 7 more reps down and back. Do 5 sets of these. The hard part is keeping those shoulder blades together but it's great for building up those little muscle that keep your shoulder working correctly.
Weight Lifting Gloves:
Tim mentioned that Harbinger gloves were very good.
But which of these would be right?