A SWIM COACH– AP­PROVED WORK­OUT

Sharp - - GUIDE: HEALTH -

“Most peo­ple just stick to swim­ming at a com­fort­able pace — they’re afraid to let it hurt,” Mcgre­gor says. “But to see re­sults, it’s not how many laps you’re do­ing — it’s how hard you’re work­ing.” This anaer­o­bic, high-in­ten­sity in­ter­val train­ing ap­proach gets your heart rac­ing in a short pe­riod of time.

WARMUP:

400 m of any stroke

BURSTS:

• 6x50 m as fast as you can (15 secs rest in be­tween) • 4x25 m as fast as can (15 secs rest in be­tween) • 1x100 m as fast as hu­manly pos­si­ble

AL­TER­NATE YOUR SWIM DAYS WITH:

• Pull-ups to beef up your core • Weights to build mus­cle en­durance • Yoga to bol­ster flex­i­bil­ity and men­tal acu­ity

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