Fitness and Fat Loss Swimming Session

Fitness and Fat Loss Swimming Session

If you have been a follower of James Haskell Health & Fitness for a while, you will know I always like to try different training methods. In my pursuit of excellence, I am very opened minded about trialling different types of exercise.

My YouTube channel www.youtube.com/thejameshaskell and website www.jameshaskell.com are both replete with an array of videos and blogs about different training ideas, concepts and routines  to follow Here.

For example, not having a gym in which to train whilst you are away is absolutely no excuse for letting things slide. I recently got some time off so, decided to do a pool fitness session with Chloe.

I have used swimming fitness sessions on and off over the last few years. I really found benefit from these types of sessions when rehabbing from surgery. I am not a great swimmer, but the type of workouts I do don’t fortunately require you to be Michael Phelps. Very Interestingly I found the most benefit from the underwater swimming.

The other reasons for mixing things around and trying different types of training is to keep things interesting and fun. So many men and women never change their training routines, meaning they just plateau. They also get bored easily and thus don't enjoy training any like to the degree they should.

I always try and mix things up when I have the chance. Seeking to do some things differently from what I am required to do week in week out, playing rugby.

Like 90% of the blog articles we post on training, this one comes with a video for you to follow.

If there is something you don’t understand from the session below. Then please watch the YouTube video in full. That should hopefully address and answer most, if not all, of your questions.

If not please email me at askhask@jameshaskell.com http://www.jameshaskell.com/blog/q-a/and I will get back to you as soon as I can

Session

I did this session with Chloe, as always she was my training partner. We performed the session as follows. Whilst one was working, the other was resting. Or when one was working on an exercise, for example body weight squats, the other swam.

Studies have shown regular training with a gym partner or your actual life partner means you are more likely to get better results and actually stay the distance. Even seasoned professionals find training on their own hard.

Part 1 (not shown on the video)

The pool we were using was a 50-metre hotel pool. You can adjust the session to whatever size of pool you have access to. The first part of the session is to swim 8 lengths. Chloe started at one end and I from t the other. I went first. When I reached Chloe she went and when she reached the end from where I started, I went again. We did this non-stop for the entire 8 lengths. You are trying to swim at a good pace throughout the 8 lengths

Rest for 2 minutes

Part 2

Part 2 is a combination of bodyweight exercises and under water swimming. You are using the width of the pool and the pool side.

Exercise One

One partner swims 2 x under water widths (pop up for breath on one side then swim back)

The other partner performs Bodyweight-Press-ups during the swim. Then they swap straight over and move onto the next exercise

Exercise Two

One partner swims 2 x under water widths (pop up for breath on one side then swim back)

The other partner performs Sit-ups/Knee slides during get their partners swim. They swap straight over and move onto the next exercise

Exercise Three

One partner swims 2 x under water widths (pop up for breath on one side then swim back)

The other partner performs Muscle-ups on the side of the pool during their partners swim. They swap straight over and move onto the next exercise

Exercise Four

One partner swims 2 x under water widths (pop up for breath on one side then swim back)

The other partner performs Bodyweight squats on the side of the pool during their partners swim

Rest for 2 minutes

Part 3

One partner swims out 20 x metres underwater, then takes a breath and swims back front crawl as fast as you can. (If you are Chloe then you do breast stroke, apparently this is the only stroke she is good at!) . They then perform 5 muscle- ups.

As you can see from the video, we started this part of the session with one person working and one person resting.  However it was too long a rest period , so I changed it by going as soon as she came back from her swim. Training is always about trial and error. Seeing how you feel when you are doing it. Plus above all being honest with yourself, knowing when you can push harder

You do 5 complete circuits of this routine.

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If you enjoyed exercising as my guide above and felt real benefit from the session. You might be interested in stepping it all up a bit, by following one of my comprehensive training programmes to get the body you have always really wanted.

I have just finished writing my 12 week Lean Gains Bodybuilding Programme. This is a comprehensive guide which is all about building muscle and getting in great shape. Everything is explained in fine detail for you to easily follow.

We go the extra mile and explain all about recovery, supplements and how to prepare pre, during and post sessions. You will learn lessons from the training and nutrition sections that will help you for the rest of your life.

Stay tuned for this coming Fridays 1.30pm entertainment on JHTV. Our great new show Two Minutes to Talk .  Last week guest was England new young star Elliot Daly.

If you missed it, you can watch it Here.

– Entry was posted on February 8th, 2016 by James Haskell

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