3 Swim Practice Sets that Swimmers Hate and Coaches Love
When you’re training to win, you will inevitably have to go through some really tough workouts to get faster.
These are the workouts that, while you're swimming them, will make you rethink every life decision you’ve made that led you to that moment. But, they also make you feel great and accomplished afterwards - not just because you survived the set, but also because you know it made you a faster swimmer.
Why swimmers hate it: Lactate tolerance sets are designed to produce acidosis to increase muscle buffering capacity. This means you will definitely feel the burn in your muscles around halfway through the set.
Why coaches love it: Swimmers can adapt to lactate tolerance training quickly, with improvements in muscle buffering capacity occurring within 4 to 6 weeks. You are then better able to handle pain, and maintain good stroke technique, when acidosis sets in.
Try out these sets as is, or use them as inspiration to spice up your next training session!
Jasmine has over 13 years of competitive swimming experience and is a marketing professional by trade. Jasmine enjoys merging her swimming history with her natural marketing abilities, to deliver valuable swimming and performance content.