Swim Workout:  Lung Busters

Swim Workout: Lung Busters

This workout is great for increasing lung capacity while placing minimal stress on the lower body, allowing for great active recovery



Warm Up:

10-15 minutes free style or mixed stroke, easy, just getting the blood moving.

Main Set:

10x100’s PULL (swimming with a PULL BUOY)
First 25 meters, breath every THIRD STROKE
Next 25 meters, breath every FIFTH STROKE
Next 25 meters, breath every SEVENTH STROKE
Last 25 meters, best effort sprint!!

* Recovery is 10-20 seconds between each set.

  • DO NOT hold your breath during this workout. While your face is under the water, slowly breath out for the duration of the stroke count.

Cool Down:
Swim 10-15 minutes easy, mix in some light kicking if you are doing this post run, or bike ride.


- Want a longer main set?
Switch this to 10x200’s, and change the structure to increasing the strokes per breath every 50m instead of 25.


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Paul also competes in triathlon and running events in his spare time.

70.3 PR (4:24:26)
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