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“Something that I always carry with me, no matter where I go, is a pair of goggles.”
Are you ever wanting to switch up your workouts and maybe test yourself in a different way? If you are tired of the routine of the gym and going on runs then maybe you should try some of these pool workouts. These are great for when you are traveling for work or vacation and you want to stay in shape and keep your fitness routine. I highly recommend that you always have a buddy when doing any of these workouts as they can be a little dangerous if you are getting out of the pool to do some squat or pushups and you are wet.
One of the things that I always have in my travel bag is a pair of goggles, I made the mistake once where I swam in a pool with no goggles and a lot of chlorine. Never again. I will use them when I want to try something different and change up my routine I will use the pool.
So how do you use the pool? If I am staying in a hotel with a really small pool then I will do one of the tests that they make the Navy Seals do. I will be in the pool with my hands above the water, treading water, and never letting your hands go in the water for 5 minutes. Then you can get out and do some pushups and sit ups and you are good to go.
Treading Like The Seals
Get in the pool and tread water for 5 minutes
Keep your hands above the water the entire time and don’t let them touch the water
After 5 minutes get out and do pushups and sit-ups
Swim 50 meters
Then get out of the pool and do 10 pushups and 15 air squats
Do this as many times as you can in 30 minutes
RECORD how well you did so you can track how you improve next time
Outdoor Pool + Cardio
If the pool is outdoor you can incorporate some running with your swimming
Run 1.5 miles
Swim 500 meters
Run 1.5 miles
Swim a lap in whatever size pool you have (should end up about 50 meters or so)
Get out of the pool after each lap and do 10 clap pushups and 15 squats
Do this for 50 laps
Swim 200 meters in different styles (freestyle, breath-stroke, etc…)
Swim 5x200 meteters in freestyle
Then 10 second rest
Then 10x100 in another stroke
Then 20x50 and so on…
Then do a 500 meter cool down.
You can replace the gym with a pool and use the water as resistance
Run in place or have the water at your waist and run back and forth in the pool
If you want to look up some XPT training I highly recommend these kind of workouts but they are too much for me to get into today.
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See you on the water,