Practical Training Takeaway: About Workout Books and Swimming for Core with Cardio-Respiratory and Recovery Benefits Included

When I bought the book by fellow blogger and authors Reeves, Paglini, et al. Triathletes Swim First: 100+ Beginning Swim Workouts for Triathletes, I had planned at first to buy a hard copy.

I changed my mind and downloaded the e-book instead. The reason: I use the book by these athletes for one of many options to train the core muscles, and for mobility training of all muscle groups with cardio, breathing, recovery, and buoyancy benefits included.

Takeway Training Tip: With the book on my desktop, I can print-off one of the workouts from one or more pages, and bring it with me to the pool for guidance.

This is also true for all of those fitness, training, and health books that tend to get lost on your bookshelves with workouts, pictorial how-to sequences, and instructive tips in them. If you buy them in e-book form, you can easily print-off the pages with the content you want to work on, and take them with you.

You can even laminate them, create a card folio, and re-use them to save paper, and increase your fluency in variety training.

This is very much a simple way to put all of those sport, training, and fitness books to good use in your adaptive training life.

It also helps the athlete or wellness author to sell an e-book instead of a hard copy, as there is less production expense. Here, the green of the trees and the green of author profits come together.

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4 thoughts on “Practical Training Takeaway: About Workout Books and Swimming for Core with Cardio-Respiratory and Recovery Benefits Included

  1. Hi Mike,

    I enjoyed this post for two reasons – first of all, the idea about e-books being easier to produce. And secondly, about swimming. I love swimming, even though I only usually do it when we go on vacation somewhere warm. I do laps and boy do I feel it in every muscle. It is such a great exercise, without stress on my joints. As much as I hate to admit it, my joints now ‘talk’ to me when I do more than a little bit of high impact.

    Nancy

    • Thanks for visiting and reading. i think variety in foods and in training modes is key. That’s why 7 dimensions of training in Farm Your Training Day…for running, some time back, i linked to a running mag with an article recommending a higher cadence as better on the knees during running. Hope all is well with you and yours, and with your career.

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