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bodymark
Old 08-08-17, 07:18 AM
swiming and running???
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My friend and I have this debate going on about doing swimming for cardio. He seems to think that swiming is not the same as something like running or biking. He doesnt think you can gain muscle if your swiming. I think this is the only way to get him to believe me. So is it the same or not? sorry for the stupid question.
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Old 08-08-17, 07:37 AM
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Your friend is an idiot

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Old 08-08-17, 08:31 AM
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reasons for swimming are low impact, bad knees or injuries, n

other forms are better IMO more consistent results and easier to manage how many burned calories. with swimming you have to actually do laps and keep a pace. its
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Old 08-08-17, 10:45 AM
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like jack said, if your actually doing laps in a pool it's a great form of cardio.

as for the "gaining muscle" issue. gaining muscle is about diet, training, and genetics. you don't do cardio to gain muscle. with that said, cardio is important whether or no your are bulking or cutting to keep fat from being stored.
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Old 08-08-17, 02:57 PM
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Swimming is full body as long as ur eating enough to grow u will gain good muscle results with swimming than you would running. Running stimulates only legs. Swimming is amazingly great for your back as well.


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Old 01-18-18, 01:45 PM
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My friend and I have this debate going on about doing swimming for cardio. He seems to think that swiming is not the same as something like running or biking. He doesnt think you can gain muscle if your swiming. I think this is the only way to get him to believe me. So is it the same or not? sorry for the stupid question.
All swimmers have a good core and shoulder/arm mass, Why would your friend think swimming wont build muscle, It is a complete body workout
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Old 02-26-19, 04:00 AM
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Swimming 100 meters is roughly the same as running 350 yards. In addition, you use different muscles in swimming than in running. Whereas running mainly works the lower body, swimming works the lower body with your kick and the upper body with your stroke.(indianworkouts)
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Old 02-27-19, 06:40 PM
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I'm an avid swimmer. Have been since a child. I swim 3-4 x per wk still to this day. It is an excellent cardio workout.
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