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Get it Up - Your Heart Rate, That is: Swimming

Snow and sleet are upon us, so head to your nearest indoor pool for a swim work out. Not only is swimming a great way to cross train, it's also easy on the joints and an excellent way to start exercising - if that happens to be your new year's resolution.

Warm up:
100 yrds Freestyle - easy
100 yrds kick Freestyle
100 yrds pull Freestyle
100 yrds kick Backstroke

The Main Event:
100 yrds Freestyle
50 yrds Freestyle - Sprint
(rest :30)
100 yrds Backstroke
50 yrds Freestyle - Sprint
(rest :30)
200 yrds Medley of strokes - your choice, mix it up

Cool down:
100 kick Breaststroke
100 Free Style - easy

Total is 1,100 yards, which equals a little more than 0.63 miles. If you want a longer work out repeat the Main Event for an extra 500 yards, totaling 1600 yards or 0.91 of a mile.

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katie225 katie225 9 years
swimming is the best full body exercise for women! so much better than running, which hurts our knees and hips. i love it, too, because you really have to regulate your breathing and you never get sweaty. just hot, but the water cools you down. love it, love it, love it!
wynter wynter 9 years
I wish I could swim. :(
DStirk DStirk 9 years
yeah, i used to love swimming and then we were all forced to take swimming in gym class my freshman year of highschool. i had gym first period, which means i spend my entire freshman year smelling like cholorine. I will forever be scarred.
theotherhalfofme theotherhalfofme 9 years
swimming is one of the best ways to exercise, i know. i used to swim in competions when i was younger. at some point i started to hate it, but that is a different story. you put up quite a program fitsugar. good stuff!!
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