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2009/07/16 01:34:48 (permalink)
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Swimming HIIT

I thought id post this here as there isnt an underwater section lol.

any good HIIT drills for swimming

or else anyone know any good fat burning workouts apart from lap after lap
 
p.s im only learning to swim so i cant do a full length yet, ive been doing 25m sprints lol. 
 
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    Re:Swimming HIIT 2009/07/16 01:59:41 (permalink)
    There is a cardio section!

    Swimming is great exercise, though not suited to a bodybuilder or someone looking to look very lean, as the cool water can create a thin layer of subcutanious bodyfat, according to some BB.com articles:
    http://www.bodybuilding...bbinfo.php?page=swimming

    I looked into this as a great way of cutting while increasing ROM, but decided against it.

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    mattpower
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    Re:Swimming HIIT 2009/07/16 02:10:59 (permalink)
    lmao, so bodybuilders should avoid baths then aswell ..... mabye even showers that last 2 long
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    Re:Swimming HIIT 2009/07/16 08:12:42 (permalink)
    mattpower

    I thought id post this here as there isnt an underwater section lol.

    any good HIIT drills for swimming

    or else anyone know any good fat burning workouts apart from lap after lap
     
    p.s im only learning to swim so i cant do a full length yet, ive been doing 25m sprints lol. 
     
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    I am not entirely sure what HIIT is, but if it is what I think it is then I don't really recommend it if you're just learning to swim as it can be dangerous.

    Here is an example of one of our drills for sprint training. I'm basing the lengths on a 50m pool.

    4 lengths
    30 seconds rest
    2 lengths
    30 seconds rest
    2 lengths
    30 seconds rest
    1 length flat out
    rest for a minute
    repeat    (You can make this harder by doing it butterfly).
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    Re:Swimming HIIT 2009/07/16 21:29:14 (permalink)
    An HIIT drill I'd do in the pool is something I called 'minute intervals'. Basically sprint a length at maxuimum effort at 0:00 and rest at the other end until 1:00, then sprint back, rest until 2:00, and continue for the designated time, usually 20 minutes.

    It's rather difficult towards the end because your rest times decrease as fatigue kicks in, plus you get some perculiar looks doing this whilst everyone else generally plods along up and down. You may find you're continually overtaking and being overtaken by the same person numerous times!!
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    Re:Swimming HIIT 2009/07/17 08:57:09 (permalink)
    Tabata style works well in a 25m pool - sprint a length, 10s rest, repeat 8x
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    Re:Swimming HIIT 2009/07/18 04:00:41 (permalink)
    thanks for the replies.

    just thought id mention, i went to swimmers and the main pool was closed ... apperently it collasped lol, health and safety wer in, so i didnt get swimming lol.
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