Category Archives: Workouts

The Balancing Act; Between Career & Training

The Balancing Act; Between Career & Training

A task that presents new challenges on a daily basis. But show it no fear, it can be done. Whether your reaching the top of your sport, or you’re the weekend warrior, you must develop time management skills. As a … Continue reading

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Cross Training for Swimming

Cross training for swimming is a delicate balance. As any triathlete can tell you, too much running and cycling can decrease ankle flexibility (not great for your kick) and increase muscle mass in the legs to the point of changing … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Pot Luck

This weeks workout I’m titling it Pot Luck. It is a little bit of everything…enjoy! Warm-up 200 free 100 IM/drill 50 kick 50 free 100 IM/swim 200 kick Breath Control 9×100 :15 seconds rest, breath pattern By 100′s- 3, 5, … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Let’s Work That Upper Body

In this weeks workout we are going to really work your upper body. As we know in swimming having upper body strength is VERY important….so let’s work that upper body!! Warm-up: 2x:          1×200 free 1×100 drill/choice … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Workin’ on Walls

The focus to this weeks’ workout is to perfect every push off and every turn. No breathing into the wall from the flags in and two dolphin kicks off each wall and two stroke before your first breath. Warm-up: 200 … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Best of the Worst…

Best of the worst…stroke On this weeks workout there is a great combination of working on your good stroke AS WELL AS your worst stroke. Moan and groan all you want…your sure to still get a great workout!   600 … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday – Trip Back in Time

A trip back in time…one of my best sets ever completed- Summer of 1994 (LCM), 20×400 on 4:40, last 5 descending On the last one- touched the wall at 4:19 So in this Wednesday’s workout, let’s take a stroke from there: Warm-up … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: The Distance Challenge

This week’s workout focuses on pacing and swimming at different speeds. It is a little longer workout then last week but put your mind to it and you will get it done in a breeze.   Warm-Up 600- kick, drill, … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday w/ Brooke Bennett

This is the first of many for the FINIS workout Wednesday brought to you by world-class swimmer and Olympian, Brooke Bennett.  This is a workout which goal is to accumulate strength with some laps and dry land exercises.  Mixing up … Continue reading

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Tracking and Logging Your Training

Tracking and Logging Your Training

Congratulations, you just turned out a stellar performance at your last meet or competition.  From the second you entered the water, you were riding high, feeling strong, and confident.  Now its over and you are starting up your training again, … Continue reading

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