Previously, the best endurance I could get out of my body would be six hours of swimming – maximum. At this length of time swimming, my body would feel extremely exhausted to the extent my muscles simply didn’t want to contract anymore and would seize up.
In 2020, I dropped the weights after my physique show and set myself the challenge of seeing how far I could swim over the course of 2 months as part of a fundraising event for my charity during COVID-19.
In training for it, I began with simple 30-minute sea swims to increase my flexibility, and very quickly began to normalise 2-3 hour sea swims, even in the hardest of sea conditions with zero lactic acid, and zero fatigue - I was a little concerned I had grew gills!
As the two month window of tracking mileage came, it was game time. My training and nutrition was on point, thanks to NGX. Over this time, I completed numerous ultra-distances including an 18 hour swim, back-to-back 6 hour swims and more. I racked up an overall distance of 345 miles, the equivalent of 16 English Channel crossings, or 22,080 lengths of a 25m pool. With this, I still continued to work full-time.
Despite the immense work capacity put through my body and mind, I finished those months feeling fresh and ready for more. The lifestyle I had created using NGX was one that focused on my individual differences, and the results were real.
Starting off with simple 30-minute swims, I very quickly began to normalise a 2-3-hour swims with zero lactic acid and zero fatigue – I was concerned I may have become a fish!
Over the two months of measuring distanced completed within the sea, I completed numerous swims ranging up to 18 hours and a total mileage of 345 miles, the equivalent of 16 lengths of the English Channel or 22,080 lengths of a 25m pool. Despite the back to back swims, and little rest days, my body and mind was always ready.