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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Should I play Tennis or Swimming?

    my aim is to build muscles especially biceps and shoulder muscles.
    so, there is one country club that is near us : which helps building muscles faster?tennis or swimming?
    do you think Michael Phelps has a 6 pack abs thanks to swimming or does he go to the gym?
    Thank you for your replies
    and if you can please explain to me which one is better?

  2.  
    Hi anthony994,

    take a look here:
    tennis vs swimming

  3. #2
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    Michael Phelps has a 6 pack abs thanks to swimming. Swimming burns a lot of calories. One of the more challenging swimming exercises is the butterfly. You have to understand that there are many different swimming exercises that burn different amounts of calories. It also depends on how fast you do them. If you could vary your workouts you will not get bored. If you do swimming and tennis as well as go to the gym you will develop muscles. However you will have to eat. Eat properly that is to fuel your body as you expend all that energy doing so many activities.

  4. #3
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    Hi,

    you can play either of the twos as they both will give you same kind of body workout

  5. #4
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    Swimming for sure no way that tennis could give you the workout that swimming does...

    Swimming takes a lot of energy therefore you burn a lot of calories and it also builds muscles since you need more muscle to move in water than air(you move trough air on land)

  6. #5
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    Tennis is more social - depends if you have any friends!

  7. #6
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    I agree. With swimming you're using muscles in your body that tennis won't even touch on.

    You can also add ankle weights and so on.

  8. #7
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    do both, enjoy

  9. #8
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    If you want make your body and muscles then you should go for swimming. It's best for this purpose.

  10. #9
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    He is asking for make body. not for more social.

  11. #10
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    Long arms recognize swimming body type.

  12. #11
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    However I'm sure that Phelps goes to the gym as well. I would say swimming is more useful to bun fat and to build muscles. I mean during tennis there's always only your right or left arm and shoulder stressed. Nevertheless I would say that the mixture is the right way. Focus on swimming but other things to bring some variety.

  13. #12
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    Why not try both it's not like anything has to be set in stone, whichever one you enjoy most and feel give you the most benefit.

  14. #13
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    Swimming after Hard tennis traning, what can be better than that?

  15.  
    Hi anthony994,

    take a look here:
    tennis vs swimming

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