will swimming hinder any muscle gain?

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  1. WPInerd

    WPInerd New Member

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    especially if i do it after lifting?
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    yes, you'll shrink down to nothing, eventually your bones will rot and your hair/teeth will fall out.

    dude, it's swimming..
     
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    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    have you seen swimmers?
     
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    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    i've been swimming once a week this summer and i absolutely love it...great feeling, great workout, great results. :bowdown:
     
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    dude swimmers have like the ultimate V shaped bodies. Your going to build long lean muscles instead of bulky muscles.
     
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    swimming is amazing for the upper body. ur delts will hurt like a bit, the rest of ur chest wont hurt as much but you'll be working it.

    i swam for my freshman year and by the end of it i saw some pictures of me and was like 'what the fuck, i'm not that top heavy am i?' my upper body had just grown by leaps and bounds.


    swimming wont do shit for ur legs though, no matter how much u kick it just aint happening.
     
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    long lean muscle... bulky muscle... does not compute.
     
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    your chest does hurt if your fucking coach yells at you to swim butterfly for at least 4 laps....I'M SURE IT WILL HURT :squint:

    backstroke also works your chest a little, pectoralis major if I'm not mistaken :)
     
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    Just like pilates would do.:rolleyes:
     
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    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    wow if the king of being nice to everyone leaves a snooty remark....you must be a fucking moron
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    Swimming will make you huge, especially in the shoulders/back area :) No it wont hinder any muscle growth lollers.
     
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    yeah true, but at the same time this guy doesn't sound like a real swimmer and would probably be doing a doggy paddle/free style mix =P

    i've never really felt it in my chest during backstroke though.. *shrug* i'll pay attention more during practice today.
     
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    Shoulders lift arm up, lats bring arm down, chest brings arms across chest/pushes. Can someone explain how backstroke works your chest?
     
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    i think if you had a crap load of rotation (which you should) you could technically turn the pull phase of the stroke into a very very low decline bench press motion.
     
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    push yourself over the regular backstroke, you know what I mean, try to displace as much water as you can...your "outer section of the pec" will feel it :)
     
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