Benefits of Resistance Training for Swimmers

Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Swimming is a fantastic calorie burning workout at any level, but it can be even more beneficial if you add a session in the gym in to the mix; for resistance training has huge benefits for swimmers.

So shake-up your fitness regime both in and out of the water and one will complement the other perfectly in order for you to achieve your goal.

And with access to 4 gyms to choose from as part of our Activo membership, why not take advantage of them? For strengthening your muscles in the gym helps you to become a stronger swimmer.

For the majority of swimmers, their goal is to get stronger without bulking up, the aim is to build muscle power and endurance without getting huge, but a strong core is particularly important.

Water is an environment that is moving all the time, so you need really strong core muscles to combat that, as all of the strokes require a lot of abdominal power. And this can be helped with time spent in the gym.

Although swimming is an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise, supplementing swimming with weight workouts helps boost bone density. Weight-lifting also builds lean muscle mass, therefore burns more energy than fat and ultimately helps speed weight loss.

Weight-training will not only help you become a stronger swimmer, it is also good for your health:

Speak to a member of our staff to book an appointment with one of our fitness team to get you started on your road to stronger swimming.