3 reasons why swimming won’t make you skinny or strong and tips on how to tone your body

3 reasons why swimming won’t make you skinny or strong and tips on how to tone your body

September 17, 2019 100 By William Morgan


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.
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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.
Tip #1
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.
Tip #2
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.
Tip #3
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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and weightlifting workouts. or this other
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