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2005/07/29 23:57:50 (permalink)
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Swimming linked to bodybiulding???

Hey ya'all


was wondering if swimming has any relation to bodybuilding?

if it is bad for bodybuilding no problem just won't do it


Cheers mi dears
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    Rambo
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    RE: Swimming linked to bodybiulding??? 2005/07/30 00:12:59 (permalink)
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    I think if youre pretty big you'll float like iron, but dont quote me on that
    post edited by Rambo - 2005/07/30 00:13:08
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    daKensta
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    RE: Swimming linked to bodybiulding??? 2005/07/30 08:29:29 (permalink)
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    swim away, good cardio..

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    RE: Swimming linked to bodybiulding??? 2005/07/30 08:53:09 (permalink)
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    If you want to be a good swimmer, then bodybuilding isn't going to help in anyway what so ever (The heavier you are, the slower you'll be!)

    If you want to bodybuild recreationally and swim for cardio, then it's a great choice

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    ToxicToffee
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    RE: Swimming linked to bodybiulding??? 2005/07/30 09:32:40 (permalink)
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    yes
    from a health point of view and possibly reducing body fat, then yes it may help

    from a point of view of sporting participation and performance, no.

    competition BB generally is unlike any other sport in the way that the diet isnt ultimately perfomance based (in terms of the on stage event itself being physically demanding in relation to the training endured to get there), the aspect of body fat reduction is generally involved due to the sports aesthetic nature, i struggle to find any other sports where (assuming they are of a physical nature) where people try and eliminate the bodys prefered source of fuel the week before an event and struggle by on a calorie reduced diet.

    weight lifting on the other hand (opposed to bodybuilding as a sport) may help swimming if the training is structured to suit the sporting event. ie increase musclar endurance instead of pure explosive strength

    at the end of the day more info needs to be established before suggesting whether swimming and BBing are suited or not
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    mak
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    RE: Swimming linked to bodybiulding??? 2005/07/30 13:06:33 (permalink)
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    kinda as above: If you're lookign to compete in swimming, won't be very compatible.

    BUT it's good cardio, good for fitness and utilses a range of muscles. It'll burn calories, so you'll have to eat a little more but I know several BBers who swim for fun and it's done them no noticeable harm (just fun-bulkers, not competitive).

    I do know that a recwent MR universe winner takes his kids to the pool and goes swimming! (He owns out gym).

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    Oaken
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    RE: Swimming linked to bodybiulding??? 2005/07/30 14:08:04 (permalink)
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    well yesterday a 35 year old German guy won the 50m breaststroke, the oldest world champion in history. There is an article in the newspapers about him, Mark Warnecke. He weighed 116kg last winter and cut to 96Kg. He benches 150kg (which he says is enough for a swimmer). He's now marketing his own developed protein powder"AMSport" which he claimed helped him to cut from 116 to 96, lose fat and grow muscle. He's a real body builder type.



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    RE: Swimming linked to bodybiulding??? 2005/07/30 14:09:18 (permalink)
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    i have a friend who actually has 20" arms, he used to be a competitve swimmer, only swims, no weights at all. and this **** has HUGE guns, bastard.

    "He who dies biggest, WINS!"- MonstaDwarf


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    reg1
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    RE: Swimming linked to bodybiulding??? 2005/07/30 15:16:50 (permalink)
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    good cardio, works all muscles. plus great for recovery if DOMS are happening
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    RE: Swimming linked to bodybiulding??? 2005/07/30 15:51:11 (permalink)
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    Found these two sites, any of them make sense? They say to replicate moves performed when swimming which makes sense i suppose.

    http://www.breaststroke.info/BRSTWE.htm

    http://swimming.about.com/cs/drylandexercise/a/swim_weight.htm

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    RE: Swimming linked to bodybiulding??? 2005/07/30 18:29:15 (permalink)
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    what about the recuperative/restoration qualities of swimmin? Is that all bollocks as well?

    It is said that swimming is a great restorative work and helps you to recover from your heavy training, is this more true than with some other form of cardio?
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    RE: Swimming linked to bodybiulding??? 2005/07/30 18:33:00 (permalink)
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    ^^^ guess so mate, quote from reg1:

    " good cardio, works all muscles. plus great for recovery if DOMS are happening"

    will give that a go for sure!

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    reg1
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    RE: Swimming linked to bodybiulding??? 2005/07/30 18:41:39 (permalink)
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    last 2 years i played premier league rugby union in wales, all teams have pool sessions on day after games. low/no impact, works all muscles.
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