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Old 09-07-2006, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My work out routine is a hybrid of what my brother (army medic), body building forums, and self aught lessons from books and other trainers all have taught me. But to make a long story short I like to swim after I finsh my 1-2hrs of lifting, which follows a 30min run. I like Run first and try to keep the elevated heat rate up though out my lifting. As much as possable of course. Anyway I like to swim after all that am both a relaxing thing to do, as well as it aids in stretching. I swim timed laps, for about 30 more mins. I try to go to the gym no less then 3 times a week and no more then 6.

Long story short, is there anything wrong with swiming after all that, or should I only stretch??
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Old 09-08-2006, 01:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not that I can see. Not only are you providing a sound "cool down" type activity for your muscles, but due to the need to control your breathing your teaching your body to use up as much available oxygen as possible. That alone is a much needed point of conditioning for stressful situations.
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Old 09-08-2006, 04:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My work out routine is a hybrid of what my brother (army medic), body building forums, and self aught lessons from books and other trainers all have taught me. But to make a long story short I like to swim after I finsh my 1-2hrs of lifting, which follows a 30min run. I like Run first and try to keep the elevated heat rate up though out my lifting. As much as possable of course. Anyway I like to swim after all that am both a relaxing thing to do, as well as it aids in stretching. I swim timed laps, for about 30 more mins. I try to go to the gym no less then 3 times a week and no more then 6.

Long story short, is there anything wrong with swiming after all that, or should I only stretch??
that sounds pretty good but 2 hors of lifting? that seems like too much...the body its at its best for 45 min....after that ur not developing too much and could injure urself...u might want to cut ur lifting routine a bit....u dont need that much (unless ur a bodybuilder) for strength training....

but about the swiming after working out...that sounds good...
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My work out routine is a hybrid of what my brother (army medic), body building forums, and self aught lessons from books and other trainers all have taught me. But to make a long story short I like to swim after I finsh my 1-2hrs of lifting, which follows a 30min run. I like Run first and try to keep the elevated heat rate up though out my lifting. As much as possable of course. Anyway I like to swim after all that am both a relaxing thing to do, as well as it aids in stretching. I swim timed laps, for about 30 more mins. I try to go to the gym no less then 3 times a week and no more then 6.
Swimming=Good.
I don't think that you really need two hours of weight lifting, but I don't weigh life at all anymore, so my opinion may not be the best on that.

Try taking 30 minutes of heavybag and 30 minutes of sprawling and other takedown/takedown defense drills.
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I swim after almost every workout, that is if the pool on my base is actually functioning. I love to swim after I work out, it relaxes me and I find that I feel less sore the next day if I swim afterwards, stretches me out.
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I swim after almost every workout, that is if the pool on my base is actually functioning. I love to swim after I work out, it relaxes me and I find that I feel less sore the next day if I swim afterwards, stretches me out.
This is good. It really improves cardio. I live back on the west coast now, so I go to the pool when the weather's warm and do some laps. It'd be really nice to work it into my regular routine.

Like I said, though, if you are training to be fighter (or any kind of athlete) you should not be doing that much weight training. Work in more cardio, like sparring nd heavybag work.
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Definitely..I think that like if you focus just on strength, you'll be this big hulk and slow as all hell, dieing after the first minute. I prefer doing more reps of smaller weight, hitting the bike or treadmill and swimming, and I love doing pushups. And like IronMan said, the heavybag, sparring, or even a speedbag or jumping rope.
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After your workout, you should be eating something with lots of protein within 20 minutes man, you know that right?

And you cant swim after you eat...right?

but seriously, i hope you eat after all that working out
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
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swimming is my fav form of cardio uses almost all you muscles and gets thoes tiney ones treading water is also a good exersise for the legs try to keep shoulders out of the water with hands up.

when i do this i hurt like mad the next day even if i work my legs out 3 days a week. it hits all thoes little small muscles and has a constant motion.
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swimming is my fav form of cardio uses almost all you muscles and gets thoes tiney ones treading water is also a good exersise for the legs try to keep shoulders out of the water with hands up.

when i do this i hurt like mad the next day even if i work my legs out 3 days a week. it hits all thoes little small muscles and has a constant motion.
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