How To Get A Swimmers Body Without Even Swimming

by Pool Builders on 03-17-2011 in Articles

Achieving a swimmers body like an Olympic swimmer is a goal many people have yet they feel it takes hours of work to achieve. Fortunately it is not as difficult to have this type of attractive body.

Among men and women there is a consensus that some of the most attractive physiques are those of athletes, specifically gymnasts, sprinters and especially swimmers. The reasons this body type is seen as highly attractive are 1) it is not too muscular and 2) it is symmetrically proportional.

When we think of someone like an Olympian swimmer we think of someone who spends hours every day, seven days a week swimming, doing endless cardio, maybe lifting weights eating right, etc. Because ninety nine percent of us are not in this category of an elite athlete it is easy to think that having a swimmers body is out of our reach.

How Do You Get A Swimmers Body

You are probably thinking that my answer will be to START SWIMMING. Well let me tell you that you don't have to jump in a pool and swim. You could if you want to but it is not necessary.

The trick in achieving this body type lies in the type of workouts that you do.

You will have to change your workouts in the following way:

  • Perform cardio workouts in short intense intervals.
  • Do strength training in lower repetitions with heavier weight.

How Your Cardio Workouts Should Be Structured

Choose any type of cardio workout or exercise. The exercise can be swimming, sprinting, stationary bicycle, jump rope, treadmill, elliptical, it is your choice and it can be any type of cardio exercise.

  • Warm up at a light pace for 10 minutes
  • Perform at a speed around 80 percent of your maximum for 1 minute
  • Go slow for 2 minutes
  • Go fast for 1 minute
  • Slow for 2 minutes

Continue this sequence for a total of 15 to minutes then cool down by doing cardio at a slow pace for 10 to 15 minutes.

How To Do Strength Training To Look Like A Swimmer

You can do dumbbells, barbells, free weights, machines, resistance bands, kettlebells, or bodyweight exercises. Simply use the type of workout equipment that you prefer. Your workouts should be short and intense. Do not do strength training for longer than one hour. Your repetitions should be in the range of 4 to 5 reps and 4 sets per exercise.

Knowing how to get a swimmers body is not very difficult and does not require long workouts. With simply following some of these tips you can learn to look like an Olympic swimmer without having to jump in a pool.

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