I’ve started going swimming a few times a week, as HIIT (running on a field) has been taking it’s toll on my dodgy knee - an old cartilage injury.
I’ve been doing 3 sessions of swimming a week - 1 fast session that lasts for approx 20 minutes and 2 very slow paced sessions that last an hour.
Not only has this helped my knee but it seems to help in that the muscles feel as though they’re getting stretched as well as the more obvious cardio benefits.
The only thing that I’m bothered about is whether or not I could be undoing some of my work in the gym.
Is swimming known for being detrimental in terms of muscle loss?