Thread: Is swimming better tha nothing?
12-08-2005, 05:41 PM #1
Is swimming better tha nothing?
Is swimming better than nothing for losing fat? Or do you just not burn fat when u swim?
I can't run due to an injury a while ago. I can bike, but i hate it. I leave the bike even when i'm not tired after 10 minutes because i'd rather go home than do it, but swimming i can do for hours..
I just hear that swimming is not good.
12-08-2005, 05:47 PM #2Originally Posted by jdog55
12-08-2005, 05:49 PM #3
But i hear on this site that it's not good for losing fat.
12-08-2005, 05:50 PM #4
seriously?? could u do that for cardio like 4-6 times a week??
12-08-2005, 05:50 PM #5
ofcourse swimming is better than nothing. If you cant run i suggest a stationary bike or just swim. Just get your cardio somehow.
12-08-2005, 06:07 PM #6
yeah my gym has a heated pool and is open from 5am to 11pm. When i say heated i mean it. Golds gym owns
12-08-2005, 06:15 PM #7
I Think You Need To Read About Fat Loss...From Your Other Posts, I Think You Should Just Exercise Your Brain First...
12-08-2005, 06:32 PM #8
I've read plenty about fat loss it's all the same. Burn more calaries than you consume. keep your protien high. eat you omega EFA's.
Do cardio on an empty stomach in the morning. Do cardio a lot and keep conditioning your muscles through resistance training. I can go on....
This post is about whether swimming is near as good as bikes for cardio.
I just like to ask questions. If people didn't ask questions, some of the questions other people probably asked a long time ago then this message board would have maybe 1 post a day. thx
12-08-2005, 06:36 PM #9
I think I reaD somewhere that swimming cannot burn fat. I think it was on this site. I dont remember what the reason was...
12-08-2005, 06:39 PM #10
If thats true that sucks.
12-08-2005, 06:42 PM #11
12-08-2005, 06:46 PM #12
Thanks, I wont give up swimming but I will go for a long swim and then jump on the bike for 15 minutes afterward. Hopefully the swim would have burned up most of my stored cards and glucose.
12-08-2005, 07:36 PM #13
I just looked a some swimming web sites. I didn't see any of them with big guts so it must do something. They all seem to have a very thin layer of fat covering all thier body but that looks good to me. I'm not into the veiny see everyone of your muscles look.
12-09-2005, 12:46 AM #14
I've read somewhere that you don't burn as many calories because your body isn't heating up, thus not trying to keep cool and burning calories. However, if the pool is heated, that isn't a factor. Great cardio, prob not the best for fat loss.
12-09-2005, 09:36 AM #15
i would think its a good way to burn fat. its cardio, ur raising ur heart rate, burniing cal's, fvk monitering ur heart rate as long as its around what its supposed to be.
12-09-2005, 10:10 AM #16Originally Posted by DNoMac
Yards or meters don't necessarily matter. If youre looking to burn fat, go for short distance/high intensity.
try doing 10 100's...time yourself on a 100 meter/yard (4 pool lengths) sprint...take this time and add 15-20 seconds. so, if youre swimming a 1 minute flat for a 100, make it 1:15 for each sprint. try to hold this for each 100 and then tell me if youre body heat isn't up. if 100 yards is too great of a distance try 50 and work your way up. MAKE SURE YOU WARM UP AND COOL DOWN i suggest atleast a 200 yard warm up for a "non swimmer" 1000 yard workout, and another 200 yard cool down
in my peak days i would do 1000 yard warm ups with 5000 yard workouts and another 1000 yard cool down...if i tried to do this now the gym would be calling a meat wagon to cart me out of there
swimming is the best cardio out there in my opinion, but then again im bias because i was a swimmer. i'd swim a mile rather than run a mile any day of the week.
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