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    Ok - I was perusing a maxi-muscle pamphlet thingy the other day and was reading about their tips to reduce body fat. They said "do 3 aerobic sessions of 30-45 minutes per week." which was fine, but then there next sentence was "Avoid swimming." That's it. 2 words, no explanation. Any ideas why? I was always under the impression that swimming gives you a good all-over toning, cardio workout and you don't see many fat olympic swimmers do you.....
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    swmming is a good way of losing weight. The only thing i could say why it wasnt good is that you often feel very hungry after swimming so tend to eat afterwards perhaps putting back all the calories you have just burnt into your body. To be honest though if you want to lose weight you would obviously not start eating loads after swimming so im not sure why the pamphlet would say that.
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    Take a look at this:

    http://www.thefactsaboutfitness.com/...ose-weight.htm
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    doesnt ur metabolism increase after doing serious exercise like swimming, therefore burning calories faster? or something like that lol
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    Swimmers are less lean than a lot of athletes, but thats apparantly because a little extra fat can help with bouyancy, as for avoiding swimming, its apparantly due to water tempreture and appetite suppresing I think.
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    also swimming puts on an extra layer of fat? (apparently) as your body has to adapt to a different temperature. personally i think that advising people against swimming is RIdiculous, on all diet programmes ie weightwatchers it is rated as one of the best things to do to loose weight. i say go for it!
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    Yeh, your body just manufactures this layer of fat from thin air as soon as you go into a swimming pool - its an amazing thing, the human body.
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    i swim ansd if im hungry when i get home i eat pasta or bananas you dont have to drive to maccy d's on your way home
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    The only thing you should be avoiding is maximuscle products, not swimming.
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    Yeh, your body just manufactures this layer of fat from thin air as soon as you go into a swimming pool - its an amazing thing, the human body.


    i suppose they say that because the bodybuilding industry loves high intensity cardio at the moment, and swimming sure ain't that. supposedly more moderate cardio burns more muscle than fat, but who knows. still, google HIIT, it's good, and takes less time.
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    Yeh, your body just manufactures this layer of fat from thin air as soon as you go into a swimming pool - its an amazing thing, the human body.


    i suppose they say that because the bodybuilding industry loves high intensity cardio at the moment, and swimming sure ain't that. supposedly more moderate cardio burns more muscle than fat, but who knows. google HIIT, it's good, and takes less time.
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    Yeh, your body just manufactures this layer of fat from thin air as soon as you go into a swimming pool - its an amazing thing, the human body.
    she didnt say that it happens OMG AS SOON AS YOU GET IN THE POOL LOLOLOL!!!

    does exposure to cold temperatures promote fat gain? I dunno..
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    (Original post by davey_boy)
    Ok - I was perusing a maxi-muscle pamphlet thingy the other day and was reading about their tips to reduce body fat. They said "do 3 aerobic sessions of 30-45 minutes per week." which was fine, but then there next sentence was "Avoid swimming." That's it. 2 words, no explanation. Any ideas why? I was always under the impression that swimming gives you a good all-over toning, cardio workout and you don't see many fat olympic swimmers do you.....

    I would say they are telling you to avoid swimming because I think it is generally, IMO, cardio, which is allowing to increase physical activity because you get better oxygen in the muscles but it doesn't build muscles, and about the fat olympian crack, You know the rapper Fat Joe? He won the Junior Olympics in swimming.

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    (Original post by Wulf)
    I would say they are telling you to avoid swimming because I think it is generally, IMO, cardio, which is allowing to increase physical activity because you get better oxygen in the muscles but it doesn't build muscles, and about the fat olympian crack, You know the rapper Fat Joe? He won the Junior Olympics in swimming.

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    Bet he wasn't as fat as he is now when he won though
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    :rofl:
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    swimming is great exercise...non-impact, anaerobic etc.

    great for building the upper body i found (says he with 14 inch biceps )

    go swimming yay!
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    anaerobic..? Explain.
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    anaerobic..? Explain.
    It's a form of respiration thatdoesnt use oxygen. Sprinting etc. It fatigues muscles more quickly as lactic acid builds up due to the lack of oxygen.
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    Yeh, I know what anaerobic respiration is.
 
 
 
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