Swimming and Running

Discussion in 'Outdoor & Leisure Activities' started by rf-harris, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. rf-harris

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    Swimming are running are two of the most popular things people do all around the world to stay in good shape. How many people here at businessadviceforum.com do these activities?

    One question that I have in mind that which thing help to improve other thing.

    Swimming is more helpful to improve your Running OR Running is more helpful to improve your Swimming
     
  2. DanLucks

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    i hate running, but really love to swim. I find that it works out the muscles much better than running. Sometimes i feel like running can hurt your muscles more!
     
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    I run twice per week. It helps me not only to stay in shape, but also to relax and be on my lonesome. As for swimming, I also like it and I used to go to the pool, but now I don't have time for this.
     
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    I can't stand to run but I really enjoy swimming. I need to find a new gym with a lap pool. The one I was using went out of business recently.
     
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    If you're able to swimming the whole year in your city/country, I definitely recommend you to do so. For me, changing the environment as it is in a pool makes me focus more on the sport and kind of relax myself. Besides, running can make injuries in a long time lapse.
     
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    I do really enjoy both honestly, however it is harder for me to have time for swimming.
    Both are training the most important part of these practices - stamina - so it is kinda equal.
     
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    I have always felt that swimming was a good way to stay fit, but it wasn’t until I started running. But Swimming and running both compliments each other in so many ways it really should have been clear to me earlier on that paring the two was going to be very beneficial.
     
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    I Love swimming and river rafting. Last week i went to a one day trip at Haridwar, there, we enjoyed a 16KM long amazing river rafting. I also want to do water-surfing in future.
     
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    I love both activities. They keep you smart and healthy. I try to make time to run daily and enjoy swimming on weekends.
     
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    Swimming and running compliment each other in so many ways it really should have been clear to me earlier on that paring the two was going to be very beneficial. Lets look at some of the ways that swimming and running work together to provide maximum results.

    Impact: Let’s face it, running is a high impact activity. Every step has an impact on the whole body and this can, over time, take its toll. Adding swimming to your fitness plan allows for an intense cardio workout without the impact. Having these low impact workouts will provide more opportunity for rest which will allow you to not only run better on your run days, but run longer and more injury free over all.

    Upper Body vs. Lower Body: I don’t think anyone would ever claim that running is a strenuous upper body workout. Mainly, running works your trunk and lower body, leaving the upper body out of the mix. Swimming brings the upper body back in to focus and allows you to create a more balanced physique. In addition to a great upper body workout, swimming provides a solid lower body workout (think of kicking for laps and laps around your pool), again improving your running by providing more power and endurance.

    Lean vs. Bulk: Distance runners and swimmers have a remarkably similar body structure. Neither are looking for bulk. Bulk and excess muscle will slow down a runner and sink a swimmer. What both sports are looking for is strong, lean, flexible muscle and low body fat. These are the things that make fast runners (distance runners at least, I think sprinters are a little different) and highly competitive swimmers. Compare athletes like Paul Tergat (running) and Michael Phelps (swimming) – very similar body structure. The activities of both swimming and running promote this body type – they both burn huge amounts of fat, and build strength while reducing bulk.

    Resistance: We all know that resistance training is good, right? Adding a little lifting to our workouts adds muscle, makes us stronger, and thus a better runner. Now think of being able to do resistance training for an hour or more straight without changing weights or messing with machines and working every muscle in your body. That is what swimming provides, consistent resistance training without the headache of a weight room. Keep in mind, weight training is good too, but swimming will help.
     
  12. amazingtaj

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    I also like both because swimming and running are the best practice.
     

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