Notwithstanding this post’s title, my strength training routine – which I started about 6 weeks ago – is only partly tailored for open water swimming. It’s a balanced, total-body routine designed for strength, simplicity, and sustainability.
Strength means not designed for maximum muscle mass (the former helps swimming, the latter does not).
Simplicity means using only a few basic gym equipment, and that I can remember the routine easily without writing it down.
Sustainability means giving myself the best chance of consistently doing the routine over the long term. It’s integrated seamlessly into my everyday life, and it’s brief (no more than 30 minutes per session).…