cow-hugger wrote:sounds good guys. I already eat like a horse anyway, just got a really fast metabolism.
baldy wrote:I doubt it, how about keeping a training and nutrition log? It feels like I eat like a horse, but when compared to other bulkers its clear I have a pretty small appetite (but bigger than talyns ).
baldy wrote:Also your still pretty young, I was still growing at 20. Are you getting taller? Either way you need to eat more
cow-hugger wrote:Currently swimming about 3 times per week, roughly 2km at a time (this is primarily to gain some bredth in the shoulders).
xrodolfox wrote:I just saw this thread, so I'm late the party.
This caught my attention:cow-hugger wrote:Currently swimming about 3 times per week, roughly 2km at a time (this is primarily to gain some bredth in the shoulders).
Whether swimming will "bulk" you up depends on the type of swimming you are doing.
MOST recreational swimmers get in the pool and swim 2km w/out stop, at a pace which is as fast as they can reasonably swim without stopping. The focus is on going the distance.
This sort of swimming will not succeed in muscle gain at all. In fact, this exercise is the most likely to cause swimming related repetitive injuries (if done in large quantities) besides being the most boring. This training is pointless for increasing speed or overall fitness. But it is great if you want to put on a layer of fat.
If you want to get muscle, work on technique. If you want to build strength/speed, do intervals.
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