After swimming very consistently at least 3 times per week, I decided that I want to take my swimming seriously. I want to build more muscle so that I could work on my speed in the pool. I know swimming burns a lot of calories, I limit my self from swimming with 1 hour as my maximum time limit inside the pool. Can you guys give me tips so that I could eat more? I want to be able to gain weight while working on my swimming. Please, just don't tell me to stop swimming entirely. I love swimming too much.
Mike A wrote:Swimming breaks down muscle; to build it back up you need protein. One of the best ways you can do this is to drink chocolate milk, preferably within half an hour of swimming. Studies have shown that this is more effective than many of the expensive protein shakes that are available! You will also need to replace your energy stores (glycogen) which requires carbohydrates. You should therefore also eat carbs after training, and throughout the day.
Hey Mike, I remember you were asking for advice about this some time ago (in particular nutrition after long sessions): did you apply this chocolate milk within 30' thing then, and did you find concrete benefits? I'm pretty interested too.
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