Originally Posted by wie
Why then are elite swimmers so muscular?
Elite swimmers are LEAN muscular; not bulky muscular. I read that Ryan Lochte swam 5-6 hours a day, six days a week (which I think is an insane amount). With that many hours of swimming, an elite swimmer canít help but be lean and muscular (no time to eat ice cream). Elite swimmers also have youth and good genetics in their favor. They also have swim coaches, strength coaches, and sports nutritionists to help them with their diets.