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Old 04-20-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
Sara Mathews
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Swimming

Just wanted to share a nice experience I had this week:

I'd been feeling sluggish, weak, and tired for a few weeks, not sure if it was overtraining, my diet getting "dirty" after Easter, or allergies....

But I've been taking my local honey, cleaned my diet back up for a few days, went for a great swim with a buddy, and felt stronger the following day in the WOD than I had in a few weeks.

Something about swimming always seems to get me back centered, stretched, loose, and ready to roll. Gets my appetite amped up as well. Made my new favorite dish at the moment: Eggs with SALSA!

Do any of you find similar benefits or incorportate lap swimming into your regular schedule?
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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Swimming sounds like great recovery. I bet swimming would be part of crossfit if it wasn't so inconvenient to add to a workout.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: Swimming

Haha and there lies the problem sometimes Bob CrossFitters trying to make everything into a workout haha. I know some O-lifters that swim once a week for recovery on their off days. No sprints just a few laps leisurely.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:29 PM   #4
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Re: Swimming

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I bet swimming would be part of crossfit if it wasn't so inconvenient to add to a workout.
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Swimming was in a wod lik 2 weeks ago. The first wod at the Games last year included and ocean swim.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:56 PM   #5
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Re: Swimming

True mike. One of my favorite workouts is a long walk with my dog. An hour and a half on most days. No screaming, no chalk, I don't even take my shirt off. Haha.

But it's great to flush out the lactic acid from a heavy squat day, and one of the healthiest things you can do. Plus my dog worships me now.
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