For the past few months, SwimSwam has been posting a daily swimming workout to help inspire swim coaches around the world who are looking for new ideas to try with their swimmers. Since most of the world’s pools are currently closed for business, we wanted to give swimmers and coaches an alternative set of dryland workouts to use to stay fit during the quarantine. These workouts will be designed to be done around the house. Some will use basic equipment, like medicine balls or stretch cords, while others will be all body-weight exercises.
These workouts are provided for informational purposes only.
As swimmers around the world are preparing for a gradual return to the pool, it’s time to start honing in our dryland workouts with some moves more specific to swimming (though, general fitness will continue to benefit you even once you are back in the water). Today’s workout will be a leg day, focused mostly on your quads and glutes.
- 5-10 minutes of whole body stretching
- 30 seconds arm circles
- 30 seconds leg swings
- 30 seconds jumping jacks
Today’s workout is going to primarily target your quads and glutes with both dynamic and static exercises.
- 15 bridges
- 15 squats
- 45 seconds wall sit
- 10 squat jumps
- 10 lunges each leg
- 20 calf raises
- 60 seconds high knees
60 seconds rest
Repeat workout 3 more times (for a total of 4 rounds), with 60 seconds rest between each round.
Remember to get some protein within 30 minutes of concluding the workout, and remember to drink plenty of water.