SWIM, SWIM, SWIM!
by andree-anne talbot on September 27, 2013 - 5:44pm
Swimming has lots of benefits. I always been told this sport was good for muscles and the cardiovascular system, and this is pretty much what I read in this article, but what we have to know is that swimming may not be good as much as we think. Sure it is a great sport to practice but we tend to think is better then what it really is. Basically, it says that because the body is in a horizontal position, it gets a new physiological challenge. This has been proven by some studies; swimming, when practiced on a regular basis reduces risks of diabetes. This is a great thing to know, for sure, but I also learn that lots of swimmers have higher blood pressure than those who are practicing another sport.
Also, I learn that swimming in a pool at 20C is more efficient, than swimming in a pool at 33C. What I mean by that is that is that someone who is swimming in colder water for 30 minutes will burn less calories than another person who is swimming for the same time in a warmer water.
At the end of the article, the author, Alex Hutchinson, gives a complete training for swimmers and it is called the “World-class race prep”. From the title you can imagine that this is a really good training and from being a swimmer myself, I can tell this is actually a good training.
Finally, we can still tell that swimming is a really good sport!
Here is the article:
And here is the link to another article, with a really positive point of view about the benefits of swimming: