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    Swimming

    I`m picking up swimming for cardio.
    Right now im trying to very slowly gain mass and strength, maybe 0,5 lbs a week, and lean out at the same time.

    Now my question is what kind of swimming workout do you recommend? high intensity with intervals- or just going right on- for how long in the first place?

    and what stroke?
    my form in the crawl is sloppy now. i never had lessons in that or whatever.

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    I would stick to moderate intensity. Maybe just swimming laps, breast stroke style.

    Swimming is an excellent source of cardio. Physical therapists recommended it as an exercise for me to do when I had a torn meniscus.

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    do the same as you would for running etc, but just do it in the pool.

    as of late most people here recomend to do HITT for cardio. so i would say do that.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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