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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday's Fitness Choice - A Swimmer's Physique

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I always wanted to pay tribute to swimmers because they maintain great physical conditions. Some of the photos are from the 2010 European swimming and diving championships held in August in Budapest, Hungary. Photos courtesy of G. Scala at Deepbluemedia.eu.


Elite swimmers typically undertake 4000-20,000 m per day in training, burning thousands of calories. However, the typical body fat levels of these athletes are significantly higher than runners or cyclists who expend similar or even smaller amounts of energy in their training.

Do energy discrepancies really exist in swimming? Why do swimmers seem to have drawn the short straw of body fat management? The following theories have been suggested:
  • Swimmers have higher energy intakes than other athletes and eat more energy than they expend. It has been suggested that swimming doesn't cause the appetite drop that accompanies heavy running and cycling training. Many people observe that they feel like "eating a horse" after they have finished a swim training session, and may overcompensate for the energy they have just burned. Some research suggests that this is due to the cool temperatures in which swimmers train. By contrast, runners and cyclists usually experience an increase in body temperature during training, which may serve to suppress appetite - at least in the short term.
  • Swimmers are less active outside their training sessions. They are so tired from the hours spent training that they sleep, sit or otherwise avoid any real energy expenditure outside their sessions.


Getting a Swimmers Body involves three steps and the first one involves the main principles. The main principles involve things like how to adjust a program to one’s lifestyle, psychological factors that can either be the reasons for one being successful or not, how to stay in shape once goals have been achieved and so much more. This is an important part of the information found and not one that should be skipped through because it provides people with the knowledge they need to succeed. 

Nutrition is probably the most important part of The Swimmers Body. So many people think that if they go workout on a regular basis that they will start looking great in no time, however, it’s much more than that. People need to eat right in order to get the most out of their workout program. Nutrition can be complicated, though, and that is why this ebook goes in-depth about what to eat, what not to eat, and the main fundamentals of a nutrition plan while discussing common misconceptions as well. It’s probably the most important part of the program.

Lastly, swimmers concentrate on exercise such as periodized weight training program that has actually been tested by professionals! To add to that, this step shows swimmers the lifts they will be doing and how to do them correctly in order to get the most out of their workout as well as how to do each exercise safely.


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