WEIGHTY WORK

Greetings! It has now been two weeks since Swimathon, and of course I haven’t gone for a swim at all since then. A week’s break, followed by Easter = time off! Eggs! However, swimming has in no way been abandoned, as I spent w/e 2-3 April at the British Masters Championships, where Coach Chlorine was competing! (I will blog in greater detail soon).

It was vvv impressive – all sorts of competitors were present and all of them were AMAZING. It really made me think I have a long way to go in terms of stamina/strength/everything.

None of my swimming has been deliberately “fast” so far – I have been aiming for “keep going” rather than speed – so right now, my fastest time is 20 seconds slower than the slowest 79yr old. WHOOOO! MAD RESPECT to the 70+ swimmers, all haring it along! Seriously inspirational stuff.

But really I just came to post links to WEIGHT TRAINING FOR SWIMMING which I might give a go:

Grant Turner’s gym workouts for swimmers

Weight Training for Swimming

Don’t you just love the way that they suggest that pull-ups are something that one should just be able to do? No way. I will need to give these a good peruse, adapt them for my feeble ability (i.e gurly push-ups) and try and build into some sort of routine. I should also try… SIT-UPs?!

I also need to try stretching my arms behind my back. Coach Chlorine can touch her hands together behind her back with arms at full stretch. I…. cannot.

GOTTA WUH-WRR-WEER0WOO-WORRRRRRK!

See you next MUSCLE TIME!

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WEIGHTY WORK

2 thoughts on “WEIGHTY WORK

  1. DJ Chlorine says:

    Readers should bear in mind that Coach Chlorine also has (genetically) hypermobile joints, this goal is not necessarily a sensible one to aim for 😉

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