Unlike running or cycling, swimming is not always the most convenient exercise in which to partake. While it’s easy to jump on a bike and even easier to go for a quick jog, a swim usually means a separate trip to another venue. It’a a form of exercise that you have to be particularly committed to. This article will provide you with several 30 minute options. It’s a decent exercise length and one that can be fitted in to your lunch hour.
Firstly, and possibly the best one for beginners is the following. It involves a decent amount of warm-up time to get you started, especially if this is an early morning adventure.
- Swim for ten minutes at a regular pace to get yourself warmed up.
- For the next fifteen minutes increase the intensity as you wish but stick to a pattern. A good routine for example, would be to complete three length at high intensity then one lap to cool down. If you’re more of a beginner, try one length first and then two lengths as you improve.
- When the fifteen minutes is up, spend five minutes cooling down.
Perhaps the most basic exercise of all, this is simply a race against the clock to see how far you can swim in the 30 mins you have available. Although it’s tempting to do this every time you go swimming, it will be most effective mixed with other routines and practised perhaps once every two weeks. This exercise will increase your endurance as time progresses and you can easily measure your progress timewise.
Grab a kickboard for this one because this is going to be partly a leg workout. Warm up for five minutes then swim for another five at a reasonable intensity using your stroke of choice. now reach for the board and swim using just your legs for five minutes. Swim once more for five minutes then use the kickboard again. Cool down for the last five minutes.