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
10-15 minutes free style or mixed stroke, easy, just getting the blood moving.
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.
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)
140.6 PR – (9:51:53)
Half Marathon – (1:24:21)
Marathon – (2:57:27)