Are you getting bored with your current water workout? Whether you’re looking for your very first water workout or training for a triathlon, there’s bound to be a workout option available for you! From helpful basic gear to high-tech innovations, we’ll help you maximize the potential health benefits of your swimming pool by giving you some suggestions.
Basic Water Workout Tips
If you’re new to pool workouts, you are in for a treat! Easier on your joints and more productive than spending the same amount of time working out on dry land, aquatic workouts are wonderful opportunities to improve your overall health. In order to get the most out of your workout and avoid burnout, you want to incorporate variety in the types of challenges you attempt. By using differently timed workouts and swimming at various speeds, you can help make sure you don’t get bored!
Another concept that seems like a no-brainer for land-based exercise but sometimes gets forgotten when you’re literally immersed in H2O is the importance of hydration. Yes, you can still become dehydrated when you’re soaked and wet! Be sure to keep your water bottle within easy reach and make it your habit to take a swig between each aquatic activity. If you need help remembering, you can always set a hydration reminder timer to go off every 15 minutes or so.
Beginner Water Workouts
If you’re just getting starting on your aquatic fitness journey, the Beginner level workouts listed here are designed to help you achieve your fitness goals — and then maintain your improved level of fitness. The main challenges in achieving those goals are to improve your technique (both strokes and breathing) and to build up your endurance. A variety of workout options can be used to help you make steady progress in both of those areas. Designed to be followed either in order or based on your preferences, the key is to stay within a specific distance category until you are able to comfortably perform any of the workouts within that category. Once you can swim that yardage using a variety of drills without stopping, you can move on to the next tier.
After you’ve mastered the Beginner level workouts, you can move on to the Intermediate and Advanced levels. (Goal-specific options such as Open Water Swimming Preparation, 1-Mile, and Cardio workouts are also listed.)
Strategies and Tools for Water Workouts
Once you’ve selected your workout plan, it’s time to think about how you’re going to remember what to do. Instead of memorizing your workout or hiring a coach or begging a friend to help you track your timing, you can use a variety of low-tech and high-tech products. One low-tech solution is a waterproof slate like this one, on which you can write in the workout type in pencil. By planning ahead for your swim workout, you can easily count laps and focus on your workout, instead of trying to remember what you’ve already done or what you plan to do next.
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