54 Minutes of GO!

Ryan Woodruff, Lynchburg YMCA

Challenged our group with this one recently. Loved the results. Putting out a high level of effort that many times requires a high degree of focus and desire, but most got it done very well.

2 thoughts on “54 Minutes of GO!

  1. Can you tell me what age group you used this on? I love reading your sets. What was it that made this challenging specifically? How did you sett it up for your swimmers?

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    1. We did this set with our top senior swimmers, who range from Jr National qualifiers on down. I set it up as a mental challenge as much as a physical one. The challenge is to give it 100% effort over and over again … fifty times. That’s no small feat, but my feeling is that if you go 90% on something like this, you don’t get much out of it. So the goal was to go FAST every time. I also think when you look at it, “it’s just 25s, how hard can it be?” But they find out once you have done 15-20 that it’s getting really hard. We did some from a dive and some from a push just to keep some variety in it. Climbing out 25 times also made for a little extra work. I hope that answers your questions! Thanks for reading.

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