The spring, summer and early fall months in east Texas present a challenge to those of us who diligently exercise.
But since I’m a water bug, my answer to this challenge is water exercise, and I choose lap swimming. But not any lap swimming—high intensity lap swimming. I swim four one lap sprints, and let my breathing and heart rate return to close to normal between sprints.
Since beginning this exercise method, my energy levels have increased noticeably, plus it takes way less time than it used to. I’m not in the pool more than 20 minutes, including warm up and cool down laps. Swimming a mile at a moderate pace uses up a lot of valuable time. Plus, after the mile, I wasn’t even breathing hard! So what good was that?
This type of intense exercise builds up lung capacity. And building up lung capacity protects you from infections and actually, helps you live longer. Especially for those of us who’ve lost our spleens. Now, if I get pneumonia, I know I’ll survive. And you never know…
Check out Dr. Al Sears Pace program.
When the weather cools down in the fall I change to running sprints, with the same basic routine. Also, this gives me some variety to my workouts and keeps boredom at bay. Maybe I’ll get a bicycle…
Try it—you’ll like it!