'Why do I sink?' - that depressing question you keep asking yourself. Summed up by the constant battle to keep your legs at the surface when all they want to do is go down. It's all made worse when another swimmer glides effortlessly past you like a duck on a pond.
There is a very good reason why some of us sink, and some of us float effortlessly. All is revealed in my 2-minute video below.
Are you still wondering why do I sink? Are you confused about 'relative density'? Allow me to explain in simple terms.
A stick floats and a rock sinks. The stick floats because its density is less relative to the density of the water. The rock sinks because its density is far greater relative to the density of the water.
In human terms, our fat is the stick, and our muscles are the rock. Muscles are generally denser than water and cause us to sink. Fat is less dense than water party because it contains oil, which floats on water. Therefore fat floats. Those of us with a higher fat to muscle ratio will tend to float. Yes, that's right, fat people float better than muscular people - generally speaking.
(I'm using fat and muscle as examples to keep things simple. It must be noted that our bones, organs, blood, and all that stuff contribute to our body's density.)
The average male has a density of 0.98g/cm3, and the average female 0.97g/cm3. Most human beings will float to a certain degree, and females generally float better than males.
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