Many people practice
Many people practice swimming to get a swimmer’s body with a six pack and toned muscles. Here are 3 reasons why swimming will not make you look strong and some tips on what to do about it.
Reason #1 Hunger after swimming.
It is true that you burn a lot of calories when you swim. Simply by being in the pool, your body will be constantly creating heat (aka burning calories) because the water is below our body temperature and it steals our heat. The problem is that because we burn many calories in a short period of time we get very hungry when we stop swimming and we eat more than we use to. We end up eating more than what we burned and sometimes food that isn’t nutritious or that is very high in sugar, so the body just transforms those carbohydrates into fat.
After a swim session try to rehydrate yourself with water and electrolytes, but try to avoid sugary drinks like juice, soda or even gatorade. Also try to eat complex carbohydrates and vegetables instead of junk food.
Reason #2 Cardio
Swimming is mostly a cardio exercise, meaning you are training your heart and lungs. This is good because you will be healthy but it is not the best way to grow your muscles. Our muscles grow because of mini ruptures during exercise. Those broken muscles fibers are then rebuilt stronger when we are resting. That makes them grow. But since there is not a lot of tension in swimming, the amount of muscle rupture is limited.
If you want to build more muscle you need to compliment swimming with an exercise with more tension, such as weight lifting, cross training, calisthenics etc.
Reason #3 Time
It takes time to lower fat percentage in our body and increase muscle mass. Maybe, you won’t see any results in a week or two. You put in the effort and it is disappointing to not see any results. But remember that you are changing the composition of your body and that takes time and consistency.
Schedule your swimming sessions and other weights or dry land workouts into your daily routine and make them a habit. Wait for at least two months before check for improvements. If you are making progress keep going and push yourself a little bit more every day, if not consult a nutritionist to get a specialized diet that works best for your body type.
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Bruh im jacked and all i do is swim ??♀️
SO U TELLIN ME I SWIM OVER 5 MILES EVERY NIGHT EACH WEEK AND I AINT STRONG
Michael Phelps is not skinny or strong?
Child I forget that the human body needs food to live wen I'm swimming I forget about food completely for like up to 10 to 15 hrd
False information on this video. The only time I was ever able to fit on a medium size shirt was because of swimming.
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There’s a lot we can learn from elite swimmers and we're not talking about their beautiful swim strokes, we're referring to hacks. We’re going to be sharing some of these shortcuts and tips you can adopt ahead of your next swim session that will be sure to enhance your swim training experience.
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There’s a lot we can learn from professional swimmers and we're not even talking about their beautiful and efficient swimming strokes. We're referring to hacks.
If you were swimming twice a day six days a week you’d soon find ways to make life easier pre and post training.
Well we’re going to be sharing some of these shortcuts and tips you can adopt ahead of your next swim session that will be sure to enhance your swim training experience.
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1. If there is only one person on the lane besides me - I always offer him\her to swim in parallel, not in circles. Thus I won't have to bother about overtaking.
2. Phone in a waterproof case as a stopwatch (some pools do not have wall-mounted stopwatches)
3. Buy a waterproof player. HUGE difference during training, especially long distances.
4. [funny one] If I forgot my pads - flip-flops will do :) Just kidding.
5. Having trouble counting laps? Besides your phone in 2), vocalize a number. It really works way better than just thinking about lap count.
6. Bottle of water with honey in it. Yummy and the boost.
Hello! Doing freestyle, I cannot inhale properly with my mouth because water comes in my mouth, too, and I panic that I have water in my mouth so I cannot inhale again when I run out of air because there is already water in my mouth. What should I do? Please help.
RIP to all of our eyebrows lost lol
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Love these! Thank you. Please keep making water videos!
Another thing ive thought of was doing a boxers skip/jump rope skip in the pool
Thanks for video.
Thanks. I like the ideas. Will try it.
Love this video