Now of course this can be argued.
But in my opinion, swimming, I mean actual swimming, and medium to heavy movement in the pool is the best type of cardio one can do for weight loss.
If you have ever gone into a pool or swam on a beach and you have tried swimming or done swimming, you know that your body starts to feel it pretty quickly, especially if you haven’t gone swimming in a while.
The reason why is because, apart from trying your body to keep afloat, you have total body movement for you to swim and move throughout the water.
The other thing is the pressure on your joints is low to nonexistent because of the movement within the water. You don’t have to bounce around or pound the pavement if you’re running or skipping or doing any sort of HIIT exercises.
You just need to move, swim around and pump those arms and legs to get you going.
This is also especially good for older people who have any form of injury and can’t move around as well as they used to.
They can get in the water and swim around and keep their movement relatively high, respective to their ability to move of course,
Could also be a good way to also get some cardio done in the summer heat while staying cool and losing calories as well.
Now other types of cardio such as running or playing soccer or basketball, or tennis will yield results as well.
I mean just look at the athletes who play them as an example, they are all lean and thin. And it's because of the amount of expenditure they have when moving during their sport.
But swimmers are no different and, in my opinion, might burn even more because of what I already stated above.
Remember this doesn’t cover the fact of you still need to be eating in a deficit. Nutrition and caloric intake are always king when it comes to weight loss.
You can swim all you like but if you aren’t reducing your calories then you’re still not going to lose weight, or you’ll lose a little and just plateau.
You have to be and stay in a continued deficit to lose weight.
But when you have that in order, and you add swimming to the mix it can make for a good combination to help with weight loss.
And don’t forget the added benefit of strengthening your cardiovascular system from swimming as well.
Weekly regular cardiovascular exercise can extend your life and cause you to live long among other things it can help your body which is just another positive added note to add to what swimming can help with.
So, if you can, if you have access to a pool or are near somewhere where you can swim, id suggest starting to add it into your routine. Although it may take you time to get good at it the benefits you receive will only help you grow.
Disclaimer: Adam is not a doctor nor a nutritionist. This is all from the experience Adam has gained through himself and schooling. Through his videos, Adam shares his personal and educational experience that he has acquired over the past years of training individuals through fitness and nutrition. Adam would strongly recommend you see your physician before starting or completing any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition to participate in the exercises which is why consulting your physician would be recommended.
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