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Old May 9 2014, 11:44 AM   #1
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Running or swimming

Hey..
Let me ask a question from all of you what do you think which sport is best one for gaining fitness..?
Running
Swimming
share your views with me
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Old May 10 2014, 03:11 AM   #2
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Re: Running or swimming

I really want a MAX Trainer by Bowflex, I need something easy on the joints and I swimming isn't an option.
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Old May 10 2014, 03:24 PM   #3
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Re: Running or swimming

During the times when I've been in the best shape of my life, it's always when I've been swimming. That said, swimming is boring as hell, and the view never changes, at least not in the pools where I swim.
I don't run, but I do walk about 5 miles several times per week, and love to be outside when the weather is nice.
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Old May 10 2014, 04:14 PM   #4
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Re: Running or swimming

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During the times when I've been in the best shape of my life, it's always when I've been swimming. That said, swimming is boring as hell, and the view never changes, at least not in the pools where I swim.
I don't run, but I do walk about 5 miles several times per week, and love to be outside when the weather is nice.
This. Staring at that black line on the floor for half an hour is the absolute worst. When I had to train for lifeguard certification as a teenager the swimming was always dreadful but it no doubt gets you in fantastic shape.
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Old May 23 2014, 05:24 PM   #5
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Swimming. It pretty much works out your whole body and puts less stress on your joints. I run pretty regularly and it definitely does a number on my knees. The problem with swimming is that it can be very inconvenient to swim on a regular basis
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Old May 24 2014, 02:27 AM   #6
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Swimming. It pretty much works out your whole body and puts less stress on your joints. I run pretty regularly and it definitely does a number on my knees. The problem with swimming is that it can be very inconvenient to swim on a regular basis
^This.

I'd go with running.
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Old May 25 2014, 10:27 PM   #7
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You can drown swimming, or get hit by a bus running - so neither.
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