Effortless Swimming Releases Toughest Swim Workouts Yet

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Effortless Swimming’s head coach Brenton Ford says their ‘Hell Week’ swimming workouts are the toughest to date.

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“We work each different energy system for best overall fitness, and it allows the swimmer to recover during the week."

Effortless Swimming has released some of its most challenging swimming workouts yet, with the sessions proving to be the toughest to date.

The Effortless Swimming ‘Hell Week’ workouts consist of seven intensive training sessions. Effortless Swimming’s head coach Brenton Ford says the workouts involve one week of hard training followed by two weeks of easier exercise that ensures improved fitness and speed.

“Every few months we run what's called 'Hell Week'. We increase the distance and intensity of the sessions and make them very hard to complete. It's based on a concept known as 'crash training,’” Brenton explains.

The workouts are proving to be a tough challenge; with no swimmers so far successfully completing all seven workouts in a week. The ‘Hell Week’ training sessions vary from distant sessions, to sprint, kick and threshold training. The week is used as a base for swimmer’s to build their endurance and performance.

“We work each different energy system for best overall fitness, and it allows the swimmer to recover during the week,” says Brenton.

“Hell Week is normally only reserved for swimmers in the training squad here in Melbourne, but we had a lot of interest from swimmers around the world who were up for the challenge. It's the first time these workouts have been available to athletes outside the squad.”

Swimmer’s participating in Effortless Swimming’s ‘Hell Week’ sessions have seen significant improvements in their fitness, with many of them with hitting times much faster than they were prior to ‘Hell Week’.

Brenton recommends the ‘Hell Week’ sessions to swimmers and triathletes who are in their base training phase and are looking for a challenge to kick-start their aerobic endurance for the upcoming season.

The week is a good way for swimmer’s to test their ability in the pool and to see how far they can push themselves.

If you’re up for the ‘Hell Week’ challenge, sign up with Effortless Swimming at http://www.hellweekworkouts.com.

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