BY KAREN REED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
Swimming is a perfect combination of cardio and resistance training. To move through the water, your arms, legs, shoulders, hips, and torso have to work hard. The whole-body energy expenditure raises your heart rate and the fact that you’re underwater forces you to regulate your breathing. The result: one hell of a cardio and resistance training workout!
The truth is that swimming workouts are as good as it gets, for some reasons:
Improves Musculature — With resistance training, you often end up with big, bulky muscle. With cardio, you end up lean with less muscle definition. But swimming workouts deliver a beautiful combination of both. You develop long, lean muscles with serious endurance. If you round out your swimming workout with regular resistance training, you can have better all-around musculature. FOR MORE