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  1. RedDawg

    RedDawg Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to be joinging an LA Fitness near me and since they open up at 5am i was thinking of heading there at 530 each morning, swim for an hour, head to work, then workout at 6pm when i leave work. What are the benefits to swimming? getting leaner? I'm not overweight, just want to get rid of a little extra "cargo" in my stomach as well as increase muscle size a little.
     
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    no one swims?
     
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    yea, what also works is when you use wrist weights and ankle weights in the water.















    sounds good to me :shrug:
     
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    I would say that it probably wouldn't work out very well. You will get stronger but you won't get very bulky. But if you do get bulky it is really going to destroy your flexiblity.

    I swam all High School and I'd recommend doing one or the other, they are both good but don't work real well together IMO. I lifted during my senior year and I got stronger and better times but I didn't see the bulk that I am seeing now, but then again I probably wasn't eating enough then.

    I'll probably get cited and bashed all up F&N but it looks like no one is really giving much advice in this topic.
     
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    i'm not really looking to get bulky, just more toned i guess is the word? lower my bodyfat % is a better phrase i think.
     
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    You wont get that with swimming.

    Infact you'll get the opposite. You'll have a less defination because of the small fat layer swimmers get
     
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    so i'd be better jogging than swimming your saying? is there any benefit to swimming laps then?
     
  8. Dnepr

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    Take up a sport that uses alot of muscles, and is active but without the water.


    Like Boxing, kickboxing, badminton, etc

    Those will get you cut :o

    Swimming builds strength by working all muscle groups very effectively. you just wont get bigger swimming.
     
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    swimming causes you to gain a layer of "swimmer fat" huh? :hsugh:


    the reason professional swimmers dont feel like getting down to 7% bf is because fat floats. also, have you ever seen a ripped vascular dolphin? no? that's because smooth "skin" surface has less drag than a bumpy one. therefore a small layer of fat is ideal for professional swimmers.


    swimming is fine, the only problems i see with this are

    a. it's annoying as fuck to get up for 5am swims, i personally know
    b. it's annoying as fuck to smell like chlorine all the time
    c. that's really about it


    swimming will burn plenty of calories, jump start your day, low impact, low injury (with the exception of shoulder problems often due to improper form but also comes with high volumes of work as well but you probably wont be doing that).
     
  10. the fuck are you talking about
     
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    Who lifts for women anyways? :ugh:
     
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    Parabellum Molon Labe!

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    do you do free climbing>?
     
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    Not entirely true. Sharks have rough skin and dolphins have skin that sheds every 2 hrs...although this increases friction drag, it decreases form drag by a larger amount by creating a smaller wake and less suction at the tail end. It's the same reason golf balls are bumpy instead of smooth.
     
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    yea i meant free climbing. that sport fascinates me, i really wanna learn it when i go to college. do you need basic normal rock climbing training first? free climbing just seems so hardcore.
     
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    Very true, the indentions on golf balls create a turbulent condition in the boundary layer keeping the boundary layer from separating from the object on which it was formed as early as it would if the fluid condition was laminar. The earlier the fluid separation, the more drag will be present due to the larger wake. Turbulent conditions allow separation of about ~ 60 degrees more than laminar conditions after the stagnation point. Same principle w/ the suit Lance Armstrong wore and the suit that Michael Phelps advertised for I believe Nike or Addidas.
     
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    i apologize, i wasn't being clear, yes you're correct. i was however talking about bumpiness in terms of due to muscle bulge. i'm not talking about the shark's dermal denticles, which are mimic'd in fastskins that many swimmers wear.

    i think we're in agreement that a streamlined torpedoe-esque form is superior in terms of reduced drag when compared to a blocky bulged projectile.

    i hadn't however heard about the dolphins thing, interesting stuff.
     
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    michael phelps is endorsed by nike, however i've always seen him in speedo fastskin made by speedo.
     
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    Oh, well that suit then. I just saw it in an advertisement and never knew who made it.
     
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    yea then i mean free soloing haha sorry. watching some vids of people doing that is just insane. dangerous and insane.
     
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    welll, he may have advertised their version of the fastskin... it just sucks. and he doesn't swim with it to the best of my knowledge.
     
  24. tell that to michael phelps :hsugh:
     
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    Neither you nor anybody on this board even approaches his level.

    Swimming will get you in great shape, but if you want to be big, it's not what you need.



    That said, I don't know any traditional sport that will make you huge.
     
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