The Swimming Workout You Can Do On Dry Land
No pool? No problem. These swimming-inspired moves will get you a Speedo-ready body without a single lap.
A Swim-Worthy Workout
During the Summer Olympics, there’s one type of event that always strikes a chord with me—swimming. I don’t know if it’s just because it’s so hot outside (making pool sports look especially inviting) or if it’s the bangin’ bodies of the competitors in their Speedos. But there’s something about it that gets me going.
So it’s an especially big bummer that I rarely have an opportunity to swim. The gym I belong to doesn’t have a pool, and I’m not much interested in shelling out extra cash to pay for a membership at one that does. None of my friends have pools, or at least none have invited me to any. So if I want to fulfill my swim fix or at least reap the benefits of a swim workout, I have to find a way to do it on dry ground.
That’s where this routine comes in. The American Council on Exercise kindly put together the moves that will give you a swim-style sweat, sans H2O. During the warm-up, perform two sets of 10 to 12 reps of each move. Then once you dive into the main workout, perform two to three sets of eight to 12 reps.
By Mirel Ketchiff