Swimming to Get Lean: How To Build Muscle Through Swimming?
The first thing I want to mention is that it’s not just a matter of getting into the water and doing some pushups or sit ups. You have to do a lot more than that if you want to get really lean.
You need to lift weights regularly, too! That means lifting heavy things like dumbbells, kettle bells, barbells, etc.
If you’re already training with weights, then you probably don’t need me to tell you that. If not, then read on…
How To Build Muscle Through Swimming: What Is Weight Training For Swimmers?
Weight training is a great way to build muscle. And it works wonders for most people. But there are certain types of people who benefit from weight training more than others (and they’re usually skinny guys).
So, what are these different types of people?
Well, let’s start with those who don’t like to train with weights at all. These folks tend to be skinny guys who aren’t interested in gaining any size. They’ll often try other methods such as cardio machines or even drugs. But none of them work very well for them because they’re never able to gain much muscle mass without using steroids. So they end up looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger and everyone hates him!
But that’s okay, because we’ve still got an advantage over him: WE ARE SMART! By using efficient weight training methods, we can gain plenty of size that is realistic and proportionate to our body. In other words, we won’t look like freaks!
So what’s the secret?
Well, it’s all in the ‘nutrition’. We need to eat in a way that allows us to build muscle without getting fat. This means we need to eat a lot. But we also need to eat the right things (and cut out the bad things). If you do this, then you’ll gain plenty of size, while staying lean.
But say you aren’t skinny or skinny-minded.
What if you are already fairly big and muscular? Does weight training help you get even bigger and stronger?
Well, it can… to a point.
As you probably know, your body has a limit to the size and strength it can attain. No matter how hard you try, or what methods you use, you cannot pass this limit. So no matter how hard you train, you cannot become a professional body builder. Sorry to break it to you!
However, most people never reach this ‘maximum’ size or strength that their body is able to attain naturally. So for most people, weight training can help them become much stronger and bigger than they currently are.
So if you’re skinny and not very muscular, then weight training is a great way to become bigger and stronger. And even if you are pretty big and muscular already, then it’ll still help you get bigger and stronger, just to a lesser degree.
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ADVANCED TRAINING TECHNIQUES REVEALED by DS Kirschenbaum – 2001 – Macmillan
The 85% Solution: How personal accountability guarantees success–no nonsense, no excuses by V DEL MONTE – 3 – musclecamptv.com
Skinny bitch: A no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous! by L Galindo – 2009 – books.google.com
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Serious training for endurance athletes by HL Nixon – Sociology of Sport Journal, 1986 – journals.humankinetics.com