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swimming to fitness

hi all

Just joined a gym recently which has a pool as well as all the normal stuff,,,treadmills weights etc

I found running on the treadmill soooo boring so decided to get in the pool and swim...im not the best swimmer by any means but have found that a steady 30 min swin 3/4 times a week does wonders for your stomach and back muscles!! This in turn helps the legs and Ive found improves your running style

Gra

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Swimming is apparently one of the best cross training exercise runners can do but if you have dodgy knees then avoid the breaststroke.

And I do think that male swimmers have some of the best shaped bodies in sport, but that's just me! 😜

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hi

yes unfortunately i do a very bad head up breastroke but so far knees have been ok!!

Gra

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Do you think so?

I find swimmers pretty oddly shaped compared to my perfectly round figure... :D

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Swimming is brilliant. Good for you! Good for your whole body.

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I've been doing the same thing. I like structure like the C25k podcasts so I've been doing swimfit which gives a good amount of variation and challenge whilst also improving my stamina.

swimming.org/myswimfit/

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XFNutty- how do you remember your workout ? There is no way I could remember the session and how many lengths of each I have done ....is it just a case of paper in a poly pocket job or do you have a suggestion ?

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Backstroke is brilliant for your back. I swim and run. Swimming is low impact yet uses a lot of muscles

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