It has been a very long week and I am so happy its Friday!!! Woot!!! Woot!!
This Wednesday I decided to follow my 2015 SLOGAN and
I went to our local pool and participated in Crosswim!!
Crosswim is described as “short bursts of swimming with functional exercises that work your entire body.” The program is excellent for beginner athletes, those looking for something new and fun or triathletes looking to get more time in the water. I love that I can swim and strengthen my body in one workout.
The swim segments are only 50 meters long, you can either push hard on the swim or use it as a recovery!
The exercises are tough and diverse! They include traditional body weight Cross Fit style exercises like squats, push ups and planks.
The workout didn’t seem overly tough on Wednesday night, but let me tell you I was sore by Thursday night! Even child’s pose during my Piyo core workout HURT!!
Here is a picture of our board – true to typical Cross Fit style workouts. the workout is written on the board and we chip away at our own pace.
We started with 10 minutes of easy swimming any stroke to warm up.
Each set of the circuit was run through twice. I repeated each set twice others ran through the entire circuit once before repeated. Once again you just have to make the workout your own. The sets are quick and the hour long workout flies by quickly!
After the workout I did 5 minutes of cool down and worked on my breast stroke. Then hit the sauna – a real treat!!!!
We had an excellent coach on deck to demonstrate each move and help us with our form. She assisted beginners wit modifications and was sure to push me to my limits, no slacking off allowed!!
The Hubs and I signed up to participate every Wednesday so stay tuned to more great workouts from Crosswim!
Have you tried any new and exciting workout programs??
Do you like to swim? Cross Fit??