Brendan has already proved himself as one of the master’s of the breaststroke swimming. However, he has achieved this through tough training and work out sessions. Hansen has nailed down an almost perfect training routine. He dives into the pool and gives out everything he has physically and mentally; he drains himself completely and pushes to the maximum level in a bid to make himself better.
Each day Hansen comes on the training session with a mystery surrounding him as to what Eddie Reese will come up with. During peek training session, Hansen undergoes nine swim sessions per week. This includes single workouts on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; double workouts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The double workout sessions include 5,000 – 6,000 yards in the morning followed by 6,000 – 7,000 yards in the afternoon. The single workouts include 6,000 – 7,000 yards on Tuesday and Thursday whereas on Saturday Hansen has much to sweat with 7,000 – 8,000 yards.
Hence, Hansen undergoes a very tough training routine throughout the week with 50,000 to 60,000 yards. Hansen and his coach say that they prefer quality on quantity. Hansen says that some of his toughest training sessions lasted for just 1 hour and on Sundays he prefer to sleep. Hansen says that he has a specific time limit in which he has to complete the yards. Reese had never repeated the same training technique for him twice.
Hansen says that it’s not just physical drain but one also needs mental strength. Hansen recalls many days of grueling sessions and has dealt with all of them with one powerful tool – mind. He says that he has learnt the technique to block out the pain by being mentally tough and this is what makes him give 100% in training as well as competitions. He aims at going faster and better and feels that there is room for improvement.