So, I’ve read all the ‘swimming for cardio’ threads, and I just found out I could get a pool membership 5 minutes away from my college for a really cheap price. Needless to say, I’m going to use swimming as some cardio 2-3 times a week as a cutting method.
Anyway, does anyone ever swim with fins? I’ve done it before and felt it was a harder workout, anyone know of any proof of this or some type of idea?
Also, does anyone have a good ‘program’ for swimming? I’m a pretty good swimmer, I’ve just never taken it all too seriously or anything like that. [/quote]
Yes, fins are excellent. Try butterfly drills and actually swimming the butterfly with them - you get power , speed and intensity from training with them. Even if you can’t swim butterfly, try it - just the effort to master it will be an excellent choice for cutting as it will challenge your whole body.
Also get paddles. The bigger the paddle the more power you will need to swim - bigger paddles are like using heavier dumbbells.
200m warm up
10x50 kick w/10sec rest
100 pull w/paddles
16x25 @30sec interval pull
5x100 increasing in speed and power - w/ 20sec, 15sec, 10sec, 5sec rest between each 100m.
200 swim down.
On the 10x50 kick you can do alternatively 20x25 butterfly with the fins on.