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.
Toilet Paper Workout
Missouri swim coach, native-born Alaskan, neo-Viking, and sometime-SwimSwam contributor Shawn Klosterman has found a lot of great ways to keep his Berzerker Swimming athletes engaged while they’re frozen of the water.
Among the best is an entire dryland workout using a roll of toilet paper.
Yes, the world’s second most-valuable commodity after hand sanitizer. Don’t have any to risk on a workout? Try something a little more dispensible, like a giant ball of socks, or a brick of 24-carat gold.
This workout, without resting in between exercises, takes about 8 minutes. Run through this about 3 times to get a full dryland set in.
Start with this dynamic warmup from Drew Garner, then jump into the main set! The workout is mostly core-based.