The benefits of swimming
Swimming develops almost all muscle groups. Some of them load given more, some les. It all depends on your chosen style, but be aware that after hanging out at the pool no muscle left without load.
Most loaded back muscles. shoulders and triceps. When swimming breaststroke significantly involve muscles of the legs, and when swimming butterfly or Dolphin, as it is called) well you will strengthen your abdominal muscles.
Needles to say that visiting the pool 2-3 times a week, you will burn significant amount of calories. Swimming is one of the most energy-consuming sport, so if you have a minor problem with the extra weight
you’ve also got to use the pool.
For endurance training swimming is also good. Do not worry if you will not be able to swim long distances without rest. With each workout you overcome the distance will increase.
When swimming, you will strengthen not only the external muscles, but also internal. A trained heart and respiratory system will also be additional bonuses for regular swimming.
In the warmer is not necesarily to swim in the pool, for its watersports you can use rivers and lakes. But if you are not afraid of extreme sports, you can do winter swimming and swim in cooler water. However, for this you must not have any contraindications and preferably be familiar with the specialized literature.
However, if you want to achieve any significant results in swimming, it is worth remembering that you need to limit exercise for some other sports. In the first place it is hard to combine good running and good swimming. Of course, triathletes somehow miraculously participate in both of these sports, but if we look closer at their results, it will be clear that both in swimming and in running outstanding results are not obtained. All the matter here in the gastrocnemius, which is running at constant becomes hard, and for a good sailing on the contrary need to be flexible.
Also, do not get involved with simulators, so as not to overload the muscles themselves. At least, you need to do stretches after the fitnes training in strength and power.