Loved my workout this morning. I feel so much better in the water, now that I can include flip turns in my workouts again.
I had to decrease the amount of flip turns in practice to help my lower back heal. The lower right side of my back has 6 degenerative discs, and this condition had been causing me a lot of pain. The twisting motion in my turn was not helping the matter.
Now, when I push off the wall from a turn, I push off on my back, then turn around onto my stomach. The twisting motion is much less severe, and has really helped my back.
Here’s today’s workout:
4×150 (Swim, Pull, Kick, Swim)
3 x (8×50 on the 50 sec (1-4 free descend, 5-8 not free no descend, 200 (pull or kick)
200 warm down
The beginning of my day is so much better with a swim workout in my back pocket. 🙂