Tag: ins and outs

Technical Tips With Tower 26

Part 3 of a series on Tower 26 ocean swimming workouts is courtesy of WOWSA. Early morning workouts in Santa Monica Beach can be tough, but the warm-ups, in's and out's to turn buoys, beach runs, sprints back to shore, and pacing work can make athletes grimace and smile. Coach Gerry Rodrigues of Tower 26, armed with binoculars and a stopwatch, attracts a

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Primal Ocean Workouts

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. World renown extreme sports pioneer and big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton focuses on pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, lunging, and rotating to get quickly in shape. Hamilton writes, "I think of those movements [pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, lunging, and rotating] as primal human motions. I've

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Singapore Open Water Goes In And Out

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. David Tay announced a new open water swimming event in Singapore: the Singapore Open Water held on October 10th. The 800m and 4 km sea swim is held at the NSRCC Sea Sports Centre along the Changi Coast Walk in Singapore. The course is an 800m loop and is open to soloists and relays. For the 4 km race,

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Sand And Salt Workouts

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Many athletes and those who wish to get in good physical shape swear by CrossFit or the intense workouts given by their own personal trainers. Others use expensive fitness equipment or visit plush gyms to push their bodies to the max, but a wide sandy beach offers a viable alternative. A wide coastline

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BS To Ten, A Tough Ocean Workout

The Open Water Swim Club held a fun practice in Huntington Beach, California when the water was a bit coolish for the younger members. Instead of a long, comfortable swim parallel along the shoreline, the team decided to do a BS To Ten workout. BS To Ten is an ocean workout where there is decent surf. Everyone runs into the water and tries to catch ten

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Body Surfing Sprint Workouts

One good and enjoyable workout in the ocean that benefits your ocean awareness, body surfing abilities while taxing you aerobically and strengthens your legs is a body surfing sprint workout. The goal is to body surf 10 long waves, putting in maximum effort getting back into position after body surfing in. The waves can be of any height or size that you

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Tabata Method In The Open Water

The Tabata method is a popular training regimen for land-based athletes based on a landmark 1996 study by Izumi Tabata of the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya City, Japan. The Tabata method uses 20 seconds of ultra-intense exercise (at near maximum intensity) followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated continuously for 4 minutes (8

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