Swimming Routine | Burn Massive Calories | Portland Personal Trainer

Swimming is an incredible, underrated and under utilized workout . Not only is it low impact and full body by nature, but it's also great for stretching/lengthening the body and provides plenty of resistance training as you rip and pull through the water. And if done correctly, a real fat shredder , as you improve stamina, flexibility and posture.  Even though we do not have a pool at our Portland personal trainer studio, we will recommend to our clients that do have access to add this type of workout to supplement what they do in our private, boutique training area. To create a more effective fat burning swim workout, mix up your swim session with different strokes, interval training or HITT (high intensity interval training) and water weights. Keep your workout fresh and exciting by trying to hit new lap times, and use different training tools at the pool.A fat burning workout can burn around 300 calories in around 20-25 minutes if you stick to a swim workout drill. To get you started, try doing freestyle for four lengths with just 15 seconds rest after each length, then move on to backstroke or alternate freestyle; do this for another 8 lengths; aim to complete the entire 8 lengths in around 4 minutes. To add some variety to your swim, try the next 4 laps with a kick-board at a minute each length. After using the kick-board start doing freestyle with a pull buoy for two minutes then repeat the freestyle and backstroke for eight lengths in 4 minutes. End on a high with two laps of your favorite stroke and complete them in one minute. If you want to kick it up a notch, try this 25 minute fat shredding, low impact 2x's with a 5 minute recovery break in between. The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon 107 SE Washington Street, Suite 137 Portland, Oregon 97214 (503) 953-0241