How swimming affects your body.
Swimming is one of those exercises that work both as cardio and build muscle. Many people know it for being a fun activity but not so many know it for being a sport that works almost every muscle in your body (something hard to find), and you don’t need a strict workout regime if you are curious and want to know more about it, keep reading.
How does swimming affect your body weight?
When you are swimming you are working your entire body, you use your legs, and arms to stay afloat (increasing the strength). Your back muscle keep the strength, and you are increasing the resistance because you move through the water, all of this gives you a stronger body.
Swimming acts as cardio by increasing your heart rate and burning calories. 30 minutes of swimming burns more than 250 calories, way more than what you will burn with other exercises such as walking.
Swimming in inground pools Brisbane is considered a low-impact exercise, this means that it suitable for people that can’t do intense physical activities, such as elderly people or pregnant women, and you don’t have to spend many hours in the pool to lose weight. Just 30 minutes of swimming for three days is going to be enough.
One of the issues of swimming is that right after you exercise you are going to feel hungry, so be careful to don’t over-eat since this can ruin the weight loss.
Swimming is not considered a painful exercise so, it is a great choice for people who are starting to workout.
How can you plan a good workout in swimming?
First, you need to figure out what you are looking to achieve. Maybe you want to burn a lot of calories, in which case you will have to swim for long periods. You might be looking to gain strength, or just start to work out and improve your health. You can also focus on certain body muscles that you want to train, which takes us to the next point.
What are the different techniques in swimming which helps to lose bodyweight?
Swimming increases flexibility and improves your body posture while working a lot of muscles in your body (triceps, stomach, back muscles, and chest). The only downside is it’s not the easiest stroke, you need to have some skills to achieve it so, it isn’t the best choice for beginners.
- Freestyle: Burns around 300 calories in just 30 minutes and works your shoulders, and stomach.
- Backstroke: Burns 250 calories in 30 minutes. It improves your flexibility, your posture, and strengthens your legs, shoulders, and arms.
- Intervals: This option is great to burn a lot of calories, it is used in almost every sport to maximize the fat-burning, all you need to do is swim a lap super fast, and swim the other lap relax.