January 31, 2019 – Competition

Swimming Technique and Active Recovery Session
Swimming workouts designed by Heidi Fearon
A.
I.
4 Minutes of Hip Flexor Mobility of Your Choice
4 Minutes of Anterior Shoulder Mobility of Your Choice
4 Minutes of Quad Mobility of Your Choice
4 Minutes of Lat & Subscap Mobility of Your Choice

Focus on relaxed breathing throughout these mobility drills. If you cannot breathe properly, the stretch is too intense and you need to back off to the place where you can maintain a rhythmic breathing pattern.

II.
Warm-Up Technique Drills
Four sets of:
25 Meters Using Only One Arm
Rest 15 seconds

followed by…

Four sets of:
50 Meter Kick (with zoomers if possible)
Rest 20 seconds

followed by…

Four sets of:
25 Meter 1/2 Length with Closed Fist + 1/2 Regular
Rest 15 seconds

III.
Four sets of:
25 Meter Stroke Count – note your number of strokes for each set
Rest 15 seconds

followed by…

Two sets of:
50 Meter with Same Stroke Count per 25 Meters as above – note number of strokes
Rest 20 seconds

followed by…

One set of:
100 Meter with Same Stroke Count per 25 Meters as above

IV.
Four sets of:
25 Meters @ 70% effort
(focus on chin tuck and one goggle in, and one goggle out breathing)

100 Meter Warm-Down

B.
Mobility and Maintenance
* Choose 1-2 Thoracic Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.
* Choose 2-3 Lower Body Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 10-12 minutes with them.
* Choose 1-2 Upper Extremity Mobility Drills from Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD and spend 5-10 minutes with them.
– AND/OR –
* Body work from a licensed body worker (ART, Graston, acupuncture, etc…)

C.
Inflammation Maintenance
* This could be a lot of things, but think in terms of compression (we love the NormaTec units at Invictus), electrical muscle stimulation (Compex or Marc Pro), contrast baths, salt baths, castor oil packs, etc….

D.
Nutrition Preparation
* Ensure that you have quality foods prepared in the appropriate quantities to fuel your efforts for the remainder of the week.

E.
Mental Restoration
* Different for everyone – could be meditation or could be gathering with friends; the key is to engage in activities that make your life full and help you recharge your batteries.

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