For some recap.
Being a follower of your previous site I of course was turned onto this new one.
A friend and I have been following the "swimming" program since day one.
Please note that I personally cut the swimming portion out (I know, irony.) but for the following reasons.
A. I perform water confidence and drown proofing in place of it. I'm a smaller guy and want me strength increases to remain on a steady climb. I made the assessment that doing all the swimming might be too much and hold me back. Also I was previously a swimmer in high school for 4 years, as well as a lifeguard for 3. I can swim close to 7 minute 500's without training. I also am teaching my workout partner to swim.
B. we still complete 100% of the workouts that don't include swimming. We still beat our asses ha. I did complete the 500 timed swim and I plan on doing the tri operator this weekend.
I am a striving Air Force Operator (currently already in the AF) and these workouts kick your ass. I had some worries from the beginning about my body adjusting and maybe a slight plateau and the challenge to fade away. I can tell you I was quickly proved wrong when each workout was equally as difficult if not harder. I can feel a INDOC type challenge because I am going into workouts and timed events with my body already beaten down and performing better than I expected.
Now the results,
I am only 6 weeks in, my run times have increased. Swim times have increased. Every single lift has increased, I feel better, I am challenged constantly, and the best part is not knowing what is coming the next day. I love the INDOC type mentality when you really don't know what to expect next. Now,
I recommend this program to only those who I think are consistent trainers. There are going to be times you want to skip a part of the workout, or give up on yourself. DON'T. You're the one who will regret it in the end, and that mentality will follow you. I will continue to follow this program till either
A. you stop posting it
B. I become and AF Operator.
HOOYAH NEVER QUIT.