The healthiest and most natural way to build muscle mass is through sport. You can do that through any sport you want, but training for games/matches and the actual playing of that sport will focus on the development of a particular group of muscles that are required for that sport.
We already mentioned several games that build up your physique, and the conclusion was that swimming is the perfect sport as it develops the whole body rather than particular muscle groups.
Why is swimming so effective in building muscles?
Swimming works in a similar way to weightlifting, but it creates an athletic body rather than just a body that looks good (we will discuss weightlifting on another occasion). A great thing about swimming is that there are various styles and you can find one that suits you. It also can become a hobby rather than sport for which you have to train every day.
Swimming is a resistance activity where you push through water which has a significant impact on the muscles, especially lats, abs, legs, triceps, shoulders, and traps. If you ever saw a professional swimmer or water polo player, then you understand what this activity can do for you. The activity itself builds muscles as well as muscle endurance which gives you the ability to use those muscles as they aren’t there just for show.
An individual that swims every day has to consume a lot of food to replace the calories they lose. Swimming is a demanding activity, and a person burns several times more calories (up to six times more) during the practice. The point is to consume a lot of carbohydrates because they are the source of energy which keeps you running. You will also have to absorb a lot of healthy fats because they will turn your body into a powerhouse (so no cheeseburgers and pizza as they contain bad fats that won’t do you any good).
A perfect athletic body requires a lot
Swimming, or any other sport, isn’t enough for you and your body to reach the desired results. It will help, but you have to invest more time into practice if you want to accomplish your goal. At that point you will have a choice, whether you want a good looking body or you want to increase the performance, you do in the sport.
Those that prefer looks over performance should focus more on individual exercises that push muscles to the limit. You can also add compound exercises to get the body you want.
People who want to increase the performance of their body should focus on multi-muscle exercises and just do them. This will improve all of your muscles, which is required to achieve significant results in any sport.