As quarantining at home continues around the globe, some people are starting to feel a little rolly-polly around their midsection. Diet and exercise routines have begun to fall by the wayside for many people, as jokes of the “Quarantine 15” start to make their way around social media. Unlike the “Freshman 15” wherein a new college student finds themselves packing on the pounds thanks to an increased study load, the “Quarantine 15” is the result of laying around on one’s couch for too many days in a row, eating bon bons and not walking the dog.
Joking aside, as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, it is becoming increasingly important to check in with our mental and physical health. This isn’t only about keeping our bodies free of a virus, it’s actually becoming a game of toughness in other regards as well. Can we be completely, fiercely dedicated to our mental health? Checking in with ourselves and being honest about what we find. Can we find the same dedication to our overall health and fitness? When you have so much time on your hands, like so many of us do right now, paradoxically it’s difficult to get anything done. We think we’ll just get around to it after this next episode… or we don’t want to do a heavy workout at the moment because we just ate a big, delicious lunch. A nap sounds nicer.
Waterless Swim Workout Is Here
Well there’s certainly a time and a place for that nap, just as there’s a time and a place to get your workout on. The choice is yours of course… what you do with your body is always up to you. But keeping in tip top shape is one way to help your body fight all the tough battles, the mental health ones too.
In a recent video posted to Twitter, Russian Olympic swimmer Yuliya Efimova proves to us that nothing is impossible. She does her swim drills in her home under lockdown with no pool at all. Right on her kitchen counter, with the help of a friend to hold her legs down, Yuliya demonstrates her drills for us. It’s mesmerising to watch. She runs through the breaststroke, freestyle, backstroke and a most impressive butterfly before her unreal core strength gives out. If you find this video inspiring, you’re not alone! Yuliya has inspired people all over to get up on their counter tops and give it a try. Check out the video, and try it for yourself! You may just find a fun new workout option to add to your pandemic workout toolkit.
Olympic swimmer Julia Evimova training at home. Unreal level of core strength
— 7Olympics (@7olympics) April 21, 2020
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