Just wondering if I should include swimming in my workouts . I heard it helps define muscles and helps you look more "cut". Is this true? If so what muscles are primarily used when swimming laps and how long should you spend in the pool at any given time to get a good workout?
Last edited by Dereksolo; 12-28-2004 at 11:01 PM.
Weight: 150 lbs.
Metabolism: Too Fast!
Occupation: College Student
Started working out at gym: 8/1/04
Swimming a an excellent form of cardio. Use it as such.
swimming is f*ing hard as hell...and as mixmaster said before...a great cardio...comparable to running with less stress on joints...this calorie burning (just like running) would burn fat which would in turn make you look more defined...so basically listen to mixmaster...
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Coming from a former competitive swimmer, yes, you will get "cut" from swimming if you do it enough and with enough intensity. It's one of the only true full body workouts and there is minimal risk of injury compared to other cardio exercises.
I used to play water polo. My back is by far the strogest part of my body.
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just make sure you don't run out of steam in the deep end and die.
lol, just go full out in the kids pool if ya think ya will (though watch yer knees lol)Originally Posted by Chrispy