Photo: Ververidis Vasilis / Shutterstock.comEvery Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!).
This week’s swim workout comes from John Murray, a USAT Level II-certified coach and co-founder of Team Multisport Performance Institute (TeamMPI.com). This workout has a two-part focus: working on your breathing pattern and your distance per stroke. “Turning your head to breathe has the potential to make your legs sink and disrupt your rhythm,” Murray says. “For this workout, focus on keeping the head aligned with the spine for smooth and effortless breathing.”
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One-Hour Workout: Breathing Pattern and Pull Work
For the breathing pattern swims, swim four lengths, switching breathing pattern from one breath every two strokes the first length, to one breath every three strokes, then to every four and finally every five. Focus on exhaling briskly underwater, keeping your arms...