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Old 05-21-2008, 04:59 AM   #1
Tom Thomsen
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Crossfit for Swimming

Does anybody know a good website where I could find training plans for Swimming, ideally following the Crossfit philosophy (short and intense)?

Would it make sense to combine CrossFit thinking and Swimming?

Thx in advance!

PS: I know about TI but its expensive and it is a lot also about the how which I am not interested in at the moment.
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:05 AM   #2
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Re: Crossfit for Swimming

You could use any of the running/rowing WODs and sub swimming. I've done this for Helen with 100M swim for the 400s. It was ...effective. Swimming is sort of CF in nature anyway, it is normally trained in intervals with different strokes and rest periods, seems like an easy fit.
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:11 AM   #3
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Re: Crossfit for Swimming

www.crossfitendurance.com

they incorporate swimming with the WOD's. its actually a little more complex than that but check it out - i would say this would be your ideal site to work in with the basic crossfit.com
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:37 AM   #4
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Re: Crossfit for Swimming

I use Swimplan.com (wfs) new workouts whenever you want them. It seems they are based on the tabata protocols. I use them during my lunch swims-you can set your workout to anywhere from 30 minutes on up. I cut mine down bc I only wind up with about 20 mins to swim, but the Swimplan workouts have done good for me.
CF Endurance looks pretty hardcore!
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:56 AM   #5
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Re: Crossfit for Swimming

Great! Thanks for the help. Though all the input is good, the Swimplan.com website is exactly what I needed because I just mix swimming once a week into my training and until now I never really had a clue how to train effectively.

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Old 05-21-2008, 06:49 AM   #6
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Re: Crossfit for Swimming

Take a look at this thread, which links to an Excel spreadsheet. Later versions of the spreadsheet contain a tab with swim WODs.
http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=17137 (w/f/s)
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:57 AM   #7
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Re: Crossfit for Swimming

Oh yeah those are great!! That'll get me kicked out of the pool! lol
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:58 AM   #8
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Re: Crossfit for Swimming

Still in high school, but a swimmer nonetheless. I honestly just do the WODs. I put more emphasis on pullups and core strength. I'm a freestyler and a butterflyer, so I try to focus more on things that will work the same muscles I use in those strokes. You can't replace actually getting wet with dry-land weights, but it will certainly help. From when I started CrossFit till now, I've seen my 50-Free drop 2 sec to a 24. I never could have done that just in the pool. Thanks again CF...
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