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.
Swimming Tip of the Week: I highly recommend purchasing a Finis snorkel so that you can swim without worrying about breathing.

Gymnastics Skills Warm-Up
If you are not familiar with proper hand placement for handstand work, please watch this video.

Two sets of:
Kick to Handstand on Wall (with hands turned out) x 40 seconds effort
*Attempt to have feet together prior to making contact with the wall. Make contact with the wall subtle.
Rest 30 seconds, and then. . .
Wall Facing Handstand Marching x 40 reps
Rest 60 seconds

Followed by. . .

Three sets of:
Handstand Marching x 10 reps + Handstand Walk x 3 meters
Rest 30 seconds,

A.
Every 2 minutes, for 6 minutes (3 sets):
Snatch Press from Receiving x 5 reps @ 2111

Immediately followed by…

Every 2 minutes, for 4 minutes (2 sets):
Snatch Press from Receiving x 3 reps @ 2111

Immediately followed by…

Every minute, on the minute, for 4 minutes:
Snatch Balance x 1 rep

B.
Every 2 minutes, for 16 minutes (8 sets):
Snatch

*Sets 1-2 = 2 reps @ 70%
*Set 3 = 1 rep @ 75%
*Set 4 = 1 rep @ 80%
*Set 5 = 1 rep @ 85%
*Set 6 = 1 rep @ 90%
*Set 7 = 1 rep @ 93%
*Set 8 = 1 rep @ 96%

C.

A.
Two sets of:
30 Second Side Plank (left)
30 Second Scapular Circles from Push-Up Position
30 Second Side Plank (right)
30 Second Supinated-Grip Hang from Pull-Up Bar
Rest 30 seconds
6 Kettlebell Windmills (each side)
8 Single Leg Hip Thrusts (each leg)
10 Alternating Cossack Squats
Rest as needed

B.
Build to today’s heavy…
Hang Clean + Clean + Jerk

Drop after the hang clean, and clean the barbell from the floor within 5 seconds.

C.
Back Squat
*Set 1 –

Recovery Day
A.
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…)

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