How to Get a Swim Workout Without Swimming

Want the lean, toned, muscular body of a swimmer, but without all that pesky swimming? Get-Fit Guy understands. That's why he's created this custom swim workout that you can do outside the water (no flippers or bathing suit required).

Ben Greenfield
1-minute read

It’s no secret that swimmers usually have nice bodies, burn lots of calories during their workouts, and possess superior cardiovascular fitness.

But sometimes it’s either A) inconvenient to get to the pool or B) you’re just not the swimming type.

Luckily, you can still get a good swim workout without swimming. Here’s a circuit I do when I’m traveling and can’t get to a pool:

Warm up for 2-5 minutes. I prefer jumping jacks, which require a similar shoulder movement as swimming. Then do:

Complete the entire routine 1-3 times through!

If you enjoyed this workout, you may also like my Baby It’s Too Cold Outside to Drive to the Pool swim workout and my article on How to Get Shoulders Like Ryan Lochte's

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About the Author

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology; personal training and strength and conditioning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); a sports nutrition certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), an advanced bicycle fitting certification from Serotta. He has over 11 years’ experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports, and as helped hundreds of clients achieve weight loss and fitness success.