Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Swimming

  1. #1
    Gym Member Dereksolo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    94

    Swimming

    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 10:01 PM.
    Age: 23
    Weight: 150 lbs.
    Height: 5'7"
    Metabolism: Too Fast!
    Occupation: College Student
    Hobbies: Gym.
    Started working out at gym: 8/1/04

  2. #2
    Go Heels! MixmasterNash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Posts
    10,215
    Swimming a an excellent form of cardio. Use it as such.

  3. #3
    Cock-Diesel Bound Optimum08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Afternoon Delight
    Posts
    1,979
    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...
    Status: Cutting...Heavily

    "Squats make the ghetto booty"-Me
    "No matter how much you lift, just remember that on the other side of the world, a little chinese girl is warming up with your max"-bIgHwN86
    "Reach for some self discipline."-Holto

  4. #4
    Breaker of Skulls Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    40N 88W
    Posts
    11,316
    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.
    5'9" 195 lbs
    DL 600x1
    SQ 490x1 (raw)
    BP 430x1 (shirted), 320x1 (raw)
    SN 209x1 C+J 250x1


    My Training Journal
    www.illinipowerlifting.org

    "Most people don't want to learn new things. They only want to hear about things that validate crap they're already doing." - Mike Boyle

  5. #5
    Senior Member RussianRocket's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    2,357
    I used to play water polo. My back is by far the strogest part of my body.
    Milk is the best Supplement

    Well my friends think I'm ugly
    I got a masculine face - Tom Waits.

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    390
    just make sure you don't run out of steam in the deep end and die.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    56
    hahaha true

  8. #8
    Disciple#1
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Hamilton, Scotland
    Posts
    397
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrispy
    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)

Similar Threads

  1. Swimming question
    By Beavereater in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-06-2004, 04:58 AM
  2. swimming and lifting
    By buzzboy in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-31-2004, 03:49 PM
  3. swimming
    By abwowang in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-08-2003, 10:22 PM
  4. Swimming good way to loose fat?
    By Rock in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-13-2002, 03:44 PM
  5. Swimming..?
    By Big Punn in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 07-22-2002, 07:46 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •