HIIT Type: Swim
Intensity: 10 (Scale of 1-10), 10 being the highest
Frequency: 1 – 2 Times per week
Duration: 20 – 30 minutes
There’s no better way to burn calories, incinerate fat and shoot your (EPOC) Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (commonly called the afterburn) right through the roof when doing this HIIT Swim workout correctly!
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Why you should do this HIIT Swim Workout
Swimming is an extremely effective workout for your entire body and greatly improves cardiovascular fitness. If you want to burn fat quickly and maximize time spent on cardio, then get off the treadmill and get into the pool!
The best part is that you don’t have to be a good swimmer to get the calorie and fat-burning benefits from this workout. It’s all about energy expenditure out.
So why does it burn so many calories?
You are utilizing all major muscle groups and some minor ones
All these major muscle groups are firing simultaneously to drive you through the water, including your core.
The caloric demands during this High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) swim workout and up to 48 hours after will arguably exceed most any other HIIT workout conceivable and more than makeup for the time you spend getting in and out of the pool.
The supplies you need for this workout
- Timing Device
Let’s HIIT it!
This workout only takes 20 – 30 minutes and will get you lean and mean fast. Do this intense HIIT swim workout 1-2 days per week as an alternative to your other cardio workouts and make sure to give yourself at least 48 hours of recovery time before doing it again or another super-high intensity workout.
Total workout time: 20 – 30 minutes.
Intervals of 15- 30 seconds of all-out freestyle swim as fast as possible. Think of yourself as an Olympic athlete giving everything you have. Then take your intensity level down to a 7 for your Breaststroke.
60-90 seconds rest as needed.
Warm-up: 1 – 2 laps down and back
HIIT Swim Workout
- Intensity Level 10
- 15-30 seconds
- Intensity Level 7
- 15-30 seconds
- 60-90 seconds
Repeat until you have completed 20 – 30 minutes.
This HIIT Swim Workout will torch even the most stubborn fat on your body
High intensity is key to getting maximal results from this workout. If you need a longer rest to go harder on your swim, then take it.
To maximize fat burning from this workout, do it on an empty stomach and then devour a meal within an hour of the time you complete it.
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