I submit, swimmers are truly superior cardio studs.
I routinely squat 225 lbs.-330 lbs. for reps, but my quads have not
burned as bad as today. My back feels like it is "thrashed", and my
shoulders do not want anything to do with a set of dumbbells for a week.
I counted to the stroke count of the "fish" at the pool. On average,
they have a stroke count of about 16-20 strokes for 25 meters and 33-42
strokes for 50 meters. My stroke count is at 32 for 25 meters and I
can't tell you what it is for 50 meters because i'm incapable of
counting that high with that much oxygen deprivation.
One of the "fish" said that I had a really strong stoke for someone who
has never swam formally and gave me some pointers as far as hand
placment, entering, and pulling.
How the heck do you increase endurance. these fish went for 40+ minutes
non-stop. I would do 50 meters, rest 30 seconds, and then try to
repeat. at 10 lengths of the pool it was over. So, I grabbed the kick
board with my "zoomers"...i had to get them just because of the name
alone. This is where the "burn" began.
I tip my hat and beg for guidance.
Jeffery L. Koviack
"I thought I wanted a career...turns out I just want paychecks."