I enjoy swimming but want to know if just swimming laps is the best way to lose weight and tone up? Can you recommend a swimming fitness program?
Swimming is a great way to stay fit in summer as it's easy on the
muscles the water supports your body weight while you are exercising.
I have outlined a program below which will increase your overall fitness, speed and endurance in the water:
- Warm up 400m easy freestyle
- Main set 10 x 100 metre freestyle sprints with 30 seconds rest between each sprint.
- Kick board 400m with or without fins
- Warm down 200m easy backstroke
Total: 2000 metres
Don't forget to include as much walking as possible with your swimming workouts and if you would like to tone a specific muscle group, targeted exercises will really help here as well.
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