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Swimming.

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by R^T, 5 May 2006.

  1. R^T

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    I am ganna take swimming back up soon and just wondering how many of you are regular swimmers?

    Whats your favourite style? (breast strolke? doggy paddle?)

    and is it true swimming is a good way to increase body mass?

    I heard it is the sport that uses the most muscles, true?

    Thanks
     
  2. WantoN

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    This is probably better off in Sports Arena. Swimming is good cardiovascular excercise, it'll make you fit and lean, but it's unlikely you're going to build a lot of bulk. For that you'd need a regimented weights routine and a good dietry plan.

    Ant :cool:
     
  3. RandomTom

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    It is a very good exercise to do as it is fullbody, I really enjoy swimming but I'm not tolerable to swimming in breast stroke because it's too slow for me! I just bash down 2 lengths of front crawl at ultra high speed then rest or slowly make my way back. :p
     
  4. SideWinder

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    Haven't gone swimming in ages actually, breast stroke is my favourite. Seriously.
     
  5. Jonny69

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    I think trampolining uses more muscles than swimming. Sorry to pee on your chips :D

    Make your way back where? Surely you have ended up where you started if you have done two lengths :p
     
  6. PureAppleJuice

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    Depends really, when I dive underwater I breast stroke, sometimes front crawl. But yeah, for exercise I do uber fast front crawl.
     
  7. Wryel

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    Swimming is very good as its non-impact, it will help with your lung capacity too, I swam all through my childhood and I can hold my breath for ten minutes!



    /Guybrush Threepwood
     
  8. iCraig

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    Excersise is great at burning calories and excersising the whole body, even your fingers and toes.

    Probably why I'm always starving when I get out of the pool.
     
  9. WantoN

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    Way to go, Inspector Obvious :p

    Ant :cool:
     
  10. iCraig

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    Another mystery solved. :cool:

    Next week, I'll solve the mystery of gravity.
     
  11. Hlebio

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    Ah... swimming. One of the best forms of exercise available.

    Haven't been for absolutely ages but I may start again.
     
  12. R^T

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    Dosn't that mean you should be able to win the world record?
     
  13. Roduga

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    Isn't it at just under 9 minutes at the moment? I'm pretty sure you need pure oxygen to break the 10 minute barrier.
     
  14. AthlonTom

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    Doesn't your brain die after about 4 mins? I just tried holding my breath and I get to about 2 mins and 42 secs! :(
     
  15. WantoN

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    Just got 2:30, but then I'm a dirty smoker :D

    By the way, the 10 minutes thing was from the Monkey Island series. Now that rocked.

    Ant :cool:
     
  16. Chunky

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    ah yes the only way to kill old guybrush :)
     
  17. WantoN

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    If you take a big deep breath and hold it, it's hardly the same as your lungs not processing oxygen or your heart not beating it around your bosy.

    Ant :cool:
     
  18. Roduga

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    Exactly. And if your heart slowed enough, and you used very few parts of your body (no dancing), you last even longer. Hence freedivers take ages to slow everything down.

    Doing a quick google, it seems the longest period (after using 100% oxygen) is over 12 minutes. Now that is a long time!
     
  19. AthlonTom

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    Wish the girl I'm seeing could hold her breathe for that long, could be quite handy...
     
  20. Johnny Girth

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    Swimming is generally poor compared to running/cycling/cross-trainer if you're looking for the most effective way of losing weight/getting fit.

    It is easy on the joints though.