The pain! THE PAAAAAAAIN!!!!
After being described as "skinny" one-too-many times I've decided to try swimming as a means of getting some upper-body, erm, tone, or whatever.
So off I went today, for the first time in ages and it was great fun... for a while.
I noticed a bit of stiffness in my hands, but thought nothing of it until, at the end of a length, I found I couldn't move my fingers very much due to the pain across the fronts and backs of my hands. I tried a few more lengths, but had to cut it short as I ended up swimming with clenched fists in order to not cause pain in my hands. (This is probably not a recommended style for efficient hydropropulsion...) Out of the pool I could barely get my locker open, and riding home was tricky as I couldn't grip the bars properly, nevermind use gripshift.
I'm hoping to put this pain down to simply not being used to having to maintain a hand position that's rather different from the bike-riding grip my hands are normally accustomed to.
So, long-windedly, I would very much appreciate some kind imparting of knowledge:
1. Will this pain disappear as I get back into swimming?
2. Will swimming get me ripped?