For swimmers who spend hours and hours training in the pool they are always on the lookout for a way to make the most of their hard work in practice. The tech suit, with its space age materials, promises of less drag, and high price tags offer a tantalizing means of swimming even just a little bit faster.The cost of a tech suit for swimmers is no joke—they run in the neighborhood of $400, with some of the women’s tech suits costing as much as $600.
The butterfly stroke is tough. There’s no disputing that. Ask any competitive swimmer what stroke they loathe the most, which of the four is the most taxing, and they will almost all tell you that it’s the butterful that takes the cake for difficulty.
The competitive swimming lifestyle and training schedule is no joke. With a season that nearly never ends, countless hours swimming up and down the black line, and the endless eating that goes on to fuel the training, being a top-flight swimmer is tough work.Adding a strength training component to your training is one way to get more from your time in the pool, and eventually, more from yourself when you step up on the blocks to race.
Keep Swinging for the Fence
I hope you all have been keeping fit throughout 2016. Now, if you are one of those people who wished they did more, for a myriad of reasons, you have tomorrow to start again!
Fortunately, there are a number of online tools, apps, and posts that can help you sort it all out. My favorite is working with certified coaches, or certified personal trainers (CPT). Additionally, for me as a CPT, I have been in the company of first rate pros. That usually leads directly to their Facebook (FB), App, or blog site.
The actual story starts a while back, when I decided to participate in a shorter race distance than an Ironman. Something with a punch would be a good change of pace.I thought it would be a super idea to get the “brick” (more on that in a bit) and race the Savageman 70.0 in Deep Creek Lake, MD on September 18, 2016.
L.I.F.E - all you have to do is show up
L - live in the moment
I - invest in interesting things
F - focus on yourself
E - enjoy the things you do
At times life seems to get in the way. Menopause sure gets in my way sometimes.
In the Summer, I spend more time outside. Colorado is sunny and beautiful all year. I like to bike to the pool and take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, which is just a few blocks from my house. I can't resist the diving board or the slide! My legs, arms and core get a super duper workout. Yoga in the park is one of my favorite things to do. It's a free event 2 times a month with about 700 plus people. The instructors are great and I get to do a different yoga style each time. Its an exhilarating experience. The DJ's and music get me energized!
From boot camps to SoulCycle to early morning dance parties, there’s no shortage of fitness trends with a devoted, young, fit following. But when it comes to exercises that even the oldest and most out of shape can (and should) add to their workout repertoires keep it simple.