Have you ever asked yourself “Which is a better workout: Weight Training or Swimming?” I most definitely have! It’s a valid question, and there are many different answers to it. Let’s take a look at some of the differences and similarities between swimming and weight training.
Weight training is one of the best workouts you can possibly do, as far as muscle toning and/or building goes. But it may not be the best if you are solely looking at burning calories.muscle groupsin your body, but it’s one of the most ineffective ways to burn calories. A 185-pound person who lifts weights at a moderate pace for 30 minutes will burn just 133 calories, fewer than the same person would burn in a half hour of raking the lawn.
Swimming falls into the “aerobic exercise” category. Aerobic exercises are great for burning calories. Swimming is no exception. In fact, swimming has been known for being the best full body workout one can do. There are multiple benefits of swimming, more than just burning calories.swimmingat a fast pace (like racing others) or racing against your personal best, you will experience the cardiovascular benefits of swimming. Your heart will work harder and faster to generate energy. Your lungs will also strengthen as you breathe more quickly and intensely. Swimming is an ideal form of exercise if you are dealing with injuries. For example, if you are a runner and your knees can no longer endure the impact of running, swimming will be a more manageable way to get your daily exercise.
If you had to pick your favorite workout between weight lifting and swimming, which one would you choose? Tell us why in the comment section below!