What are the four basic swim strokes? What muscles does each stroke build?

Question by paranoia: What are the four basic swim strokes? What muscles does each stroke build?
Hi, I’m looking to get a V shape back which stroke would be best? And which stroke would be best for broad shoulders? Thanks!

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Answer by luvththamster
I’m thinking butterfly would be the best for getting broad shoulders. I’m not an expert though, I’m just a competitive swimmer (:

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    Beautiful May 29, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Fly or free

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    Tasha188 May 29, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I’d say that butterfly would be the best stroke for getting broad shoulders. I’m a competitive swimmer, and a butter flyer and everyone always tells me that I have super broad shoulders! The other strokes include backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle (front crawl)

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    Abbey May 29, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    the four main types are freestyle backstroke breast stroke and butterfly. swimming is a sport where it works most muscles in your body so focusing on just one getting bigger isnt going to work. breast strokes big muscle that it works is your shoulders and freestyle and back are arms. so the most benificial one for you back would probably be butterfly or breast. but the technique for both of those actually takes a very long time and a lot of pracitice and skill to get it right and especially if you want effects like the one you were describing.

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