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Emerging from laziness

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by , December 27th, 2009 at 08:46 PM (2847 Views)
Missed working out Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Had intended to swim on Christmas Eve, but forgot my cap and goggles. By the time I could have gotten back with them, the pool would have been closed.

On Saturday, got in a 2000 yard workout. Used fins for most of the workout.

200 easy to warm-up

REST OF WORKOUT WITH FINS

4 x 25 underwater on :45

6 x 50 dolphin kick on back on :50

4 x 75 - back/free/back - go halfway underwater on each 25

2 x 50 AFAP on 3:00 - did a 50 free and a 50 fly

4 x 75 fly on 1:45- 25 one-arm fly/ 25 - 2 rt/2 lt/ 2 full/ 25 fast fly

4 x 75 back on 1:45 - 25 rt/25 lt/ 25 fast back

2 x 150 free on 1:00 rest - 50 12 kick/3 stroke, 50 6 kick/3 stroke, 50 fast free

100 easy

2000 yards

Today, hit the weight room and did the following:

Jump rope: 100 skips/50 jumps/50 skips/100 jumps

Bench press: bar x 5, 55 x 5, 3 sets of 90 x 5

Lat hi row: 2 sets of 90 x 5, 3 sets of 130 x 5

2 sets of 25 sit-ups with 12 pound med ball

100 bicycles

Military press: 2 sets of 40 x 8

Alt. hammer curls: 2 sets of 15 x 8

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  1. qbrain's Avatar
    Jump rope! Is that new?

    I am interested in researching the effects of jumping rope on swimming without having to do it myself. Is this something you are planning on continuing?
  2. elise526's Avatar
    I've been meaning to get it started for awhile now. I plan to continue it for the next few months. Kind of a good time to start it as I'd like to get rid of the 2 or 3 pounds I've put on over the holidays.

    I like doing it as at least a warm-up. I used this in college as part of my pre-swim dryland work.

    I think it helps with stamina and leg power off blocks and turns.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Don't forget the double unders!
  4. elise526's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Don't forget the double unders!
    Not sure I know what those are? What are they?