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Unread 02-15-2012, 04:23 AM   #1
Famira Damaris
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Swimming sets?

Short story is I signed up for a gym membership. I'm mostly a long-distance swimmer so I can't sprint worth a damn, but I've also been out of the pool for at least several years, so it feels like I've a ton of catching up to do.

Are there any routines or sets you guys would suggest? I'm still capable of longer sets, I"m just not fast at them and sometimes I'll throw in laps of just kicking.

As for time, I've generally have access to the lap pool for about two hours maybe 2-3 times a week so far?

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Unread 02-18-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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I was a few pounds lighter over the summer, and I'n sure scenes to my building's outdoor pool was the reason!

Basically, swimming laps in any stroke for whatever time you have will serve you well. The combination of water resistance and keeping your body warm will burn more calories than land based exercise. What you do in the pool will depende on what you want to strengthen. Breast stroke is great for your legs, but all others (ESP. Butterfly) rely more on upper body. I reccomned a set that includes all 4 major strokes, and maybe a bit more breast for keepun the legs strong
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I'm in water polo and i have to swim 70 laps a day. 35 of them were sprinting. It also help to do other techniques like egg beating and doing the dolphin.
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