A lot of times guys get really excited about building there guns and benching 250 that they don’t make any time for cardio. And that makes sense, Its not fun and if you are already low on fat then you won’t see results. But it is still important, because whether it’s the fourth quarter, the home stretch of a 400, or you play a lot of minutes, you will need to work your cardiovascular system.
So, how do you do this? the best way to burn fat, build endurance, and build a little strength while your at it is. . . Swimming.
“But dude, I don’t want to scare off other people from working out, my guns are too big.” Get over yourself, you’ll thank me later.
Swimming is the best cardio because, for starters, it won’t tear up your joints. when you run (you need to be running too, but I’m not talking about that) your knees are being pounded with your body weight every time you step. In swimming you don’t get that.
Reason number two- It works your whole body. swimming works cardiovascular, biceps, triceps, pectorals, lats, quads, hamstrings, trapezius, shoulders, and a little bit of glutes. the only thing it doesn’t work is calves. calves will cramp though because your toes are always pointed.
Swimming will also, as I said before, build strength. If you look at any swimmer, you’ll notice broad shoulders, massive chest, and low body fat. I swim A LOT, and I bench 150% of my body weight.
lastly, It’s just more fun. you don’t get sweaty, you don’t stink, and you get to relax in the hot tub with the babes afterwords.