Swimming Lessons and Muscle Gain – Is There a Connection?

September 10, 2019

As you may already know, swimming is a great exercise for various reasons. First of all, it helps you stay in shape, it also eases back pain, it improves mental health, and last but not least, it helps your muscles grow. Private adult swimming lessons in London are a great way of achieving everything that we mentioned above, so if you’re interested in taking up a new hobby, Adam from Going Swimmingly London will help you.

 

Before we start, it is important to clarify one thing: building muscle mass through swimming is a longer procedure and you cannot expect the same results as if you lifted weights. So, if you’re looking for a quick way to become more muscular, swimming may not be the best fit for you. However, if you want to gradually build up your strength and resistance while also building muscle, finding a trustworthy swimming teacher with whom you’ll work long-term is a good idea.

Private Adult Swimming Lessons in London

 

We mentioned that with swimming, you won’t see the results as fast as with lifting weights. However, your progress will be visible faster than with cardio exercises. This is due to the constant pushing and pulling against the water, resulting in a higher level of resistance than in the case of running, for example. Still, there are a few things that you should pay attention to if your main goal is building muscle with swimming.

 

1.       Exercise regularly

Going to the pool once or twice a week will surely give you a boost and will help you learn the correct swimming techniques as well, but as long as you want more, consistency is key. First of all, find someone who you can train with regularly even in your own swimming pool at home. Then, all you have to do is keep practicing and listening to your private swimming teacher, who will be there for you and motivate you the whole time.

2.       Eat consciously

You surely know this already, but increasing your protein intake and reducing sugar and processed foods are crucial. If it helps, you can create a meal plan that you will respect. There are various options for a healthy meal, and if you have some time, make a quick research and try to come up with a different dish every day. A conscious eating combined with regular swimming will result in faster progress.

3.       Vary your routine

We know that there are not as many options to vary a workout plan as in the case of weight lifting, but it’s not impossible. Actually, it’s not that hard at all if you think about it. All you have to do is work on the ways you perform each exercise. This way, your muscles will stay engaged and they will be able to grow. You can start by increasing or decreasing your speed one day, or swim longer distances the next time. If you intensify your routine, your progress will be more visible. This is another reason why working with a swimming coach would be a great help.

 

So, if your long-term plan is to stay fit and toned, but also build some muscle, you don’t necessarily have to lift heavy weights or run long distances. Some people may have back problems that will not let them do heavy exercises. For those, private adult swimming lessons in London are the perfect choice, as this activity has very little long-lasting impact on your bones and joints.

 

Contact Adam for details, even if you’re interested in swimming lessons for children, toddlers, or the elderly as well.