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Is anybody here a swimmer?

#1 Postby mastertuner » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:04 pm

I'm thinking of quitting to pursue my bodybuilding goals and ideal physique.

I swim five days a week, but i do have time for weights, etc. 14 years old, and vegan of course.

Just wanted to know if anyone was a swimmer here, and if bodybuilding and swimming could be done.

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Re: Is anybody here a swimmer?

#2 Postby chrisrolinski » Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:22 am

I swim 3/4 days a week - though I wouldn't describe myself as a swimmer yet because I am still taking a weekly session to improve technique. I suppose it would depend what your bodybuilding goals were. I swim for general fitness and tone ( + enjoyment and stress relief) - and lift light weights twice a week to help gain some bulk.

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Re: Is anybody here a swimmer?

#3 Postby HawaiiDolphin » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:20 pm

I've been a swimmer for many years, both competitive and recreational.
It's terrific for building overall strength, but generally doesn't create a lot of bulk. I'd add it to your routine for some diversity and all over toning, but don't expect it to replace your bodybuilding if you are wanting to be "big" in addition to fit.

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#4 Postby Jeffrw » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:27 pm

arnold loved to swim. 'nuff said.

seriously though, I swim. If you swim correctly, you'll be okay. And by correctly I mean that most of your propulsion is coming from your hips/core and not from you pulling yourself with your arms and shoulders.

Check out the book "Total Immersion".

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Re: Is anybody here a swimmer?

#5 Postby mastertuner » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:14 pm

okay guys i guess i didn't make myself clear enough...

i swim varsity on the swim team at high school. i know how to swim correctly, and i'm fast. i just don't have the physique that i want like some of the other guys.

i'm looking for tips and suggestions, meal plans, exercises, that can fit in with my schedule of swimming for an hour and a half.


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