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Interval Training Swimming Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Interval Training Swimming.

Get Results with Interval Training

I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme...  Read more

Reference Guide to Anaerobic Exercise

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an...  Read more

Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is Aerobic Exercise? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle...  Read more

Tabata Training 101

Would you like to swap your usual workout out for one that's just four minutes long? Of course you would! Well, that's the allure of Tabata training, a type of super high-intensity interval training that is becoming more and more popular. ...  Read more

Low-Impact Exercises That Burn Major Calories

If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&...  Read more

Strength Training
Updated 7/28/2014 6:05:25 AM

Afternoon all! Im trying to get a good routine going for my work outs, and I wanted to find out if, with Strength Training, is speed/number of reps mort important? or is Slow and steady better? For example, I've been doing wall push ups, a...  Read more

Cardio or Strength Training... (Or Both)
Updated 7/28/2014 8:53:41 AM

Just curious what everyone chooses for working out... if you just do Cardio... or Strength Training... or a mixture of the two... and do you switch days you do both? oxox...  Read more

Swimming!
Updated 7/31/2014 2:41:28 PM

I am interested in using swimming as my weightloss exercise... Has anyone had any success with swimming & weight loss? If so what was your workout routine! I know swimming is a great exercise for weight loss & has no impact on joints! Any input would...  Read more

Swimming: Question for an SP Coach, please!
Updated 7/23/2014 2:11:50 PM

I'm 53, 5' 3" and 261 lbs. I've been going about 4X per week to a heated pool. I swim, tread water, water-walk / jog, etc. Usually about 90 minutes each time. I've had someone tell me that I'm "over-doing" the swim time. I wonder...  Read more

Walking Half Marathon Training
Updated 7/23/2014 1:41:16 PM

My big goal for 2014 along with being fit and losing weight is to complete The Running for the Bay half marathon (13.1 miles) in Apalachicola, Florida on October 26, 2014. I walked it last year on October 20th and finished in 3 hours 45 minutes at a...  Read more

Why Cardio is important

Cardio is more important than resistance training.In fact, I do cardio every weekdays and resistance training just on Saturdays.Here is he best cardio routine:Mon-SwimmingTue-SwimmingWed-Basket
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Mix it up!

Our bodies need all different kinds of movements to continue to transform and become what they are intended to be--physically fit! Interval training, circuit training, strength training, cardio--running, swimming, biking, hiking, yoga and pilates all...  Read more

Swimming for Cardio

This is a group for those anywhere in the world that either swims regularly, swims occasionally or would like to swim as part of their fitness routine. We embrace all swimmers of any level....  Read more

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7 Good Reasons to Try Interval Training

What if I told you there was an exercise technique that could burn more calories—and fat—in less time that was also fun? You may think that I was hawking some fitness gadget in an infomercial, or simply lying to you, but neither of those...  Read more