HGH & FMS Experiment

Where Human Growth Hormone Meets Fibromyalgia

5/09/2003

Posted by Thumper on February 3, 2007

The Workouts…

I started out just walking in the water, then worked up to jogging. After a couple weeks I tried swimming a few laps, but very few—I think I managed 6 laps that first time, just enough to let me know I could do it, but I seriously lacked endurance.

Now… I do weights twice a week; I was spending about 40 minutes in the weight room, but since I switched to the slow lifting method, I’ve cut that to about 25 and I feel it a whole lot more. On the days I lift weights I also get in the pool and walk/jog for about 40 minutes.

On non weight training days I get in the pool for about an hour. I start off walking, then pick up to a jog—and pretty close to a full out run, as fast as I can go. I run for about 10-15 minutes, then swim 8-10 laps. Back to running for a bit, then swim again. In about an hours’ time I do 30 laps in a 25 yard pool and quite a bit of running.

The key to being able to increase the number of laps I do has been, I think, the use of a snorkel. My biggest problem with swimming has always been trying to breathe; I was just never coordinated enough to swim and get my head up corrected to suck in enough air. With the snorkel I can keep my head in the water and still get enough air.

Out of all the things I’ve tried over the years, I’m loving the water stuff the most. I hate being in swimsuit in public (which, I discovered today, is nearly sheer on the backside and I’ve been exposing a whole lot of myself…), but being able to do real physical stuff thanks to the support of the water just feels damn good.

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