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Swimming as a form of "fat burning" watch

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    Hi everyone.

    I'm about 13 stone 3lb and 6 ft tall and I'd like, ideally, to get to about 12 stone. My BMI apparently suggests I'm overweight at about 25.5, however my "body fat percentage" is within the excellent range... queer eh??

    My question is whether swimming is an effective way to loose/ burn fat, and if it is, some suggestions on the number of lengths/ length of time I should be looking at swimming.

    I swim twice daily for those interested.

    Thanks
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    How long do you swim for?
    It's good cardio but you need to sort your diet and do other forms of excersize aswell.
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    I generally swim for about an hour a day...
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    well if i understood you correctly you've been swimming for a while, for an hour a day and you're still overweight, so i would say it's not so effective for you.
    you'll need to up the amount you swim, change your diet, or both.
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    if you have a low bf% exactly what fat do you intend to lose
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    Swim until you can swim no more, and eat properly.
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    BMI isn't a good measure of health. If you've got an (accurate) bodyfat measurement telling you that you've got a healthy amount of fat and you're swimming for an hour a day, I'd have little doubt that you're fine. Maybe you've just got a naturally broader build and have put on some muscle after swimming for a while.

    If you're doing an hour of activity a day and you're not losing weight, then assuming you're not slacking on the swimming I'd look at your diet.
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    You swim non-stop for 1hr? If that isn't improving anything then you need to sort out your diet.
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    (Original post by Chumbaniya)
    BMI isn't a good measure of health. If you've got an (accurate) bodyfat measurement telling you that you've got a healthy amount of fat and you're swimming for an hour a day, I'd have little doubt that you're fine. Maybe you've just got a naturally broader build and have put on some muscle after swimming for a while.

    If you're doing an hour of activity a day and you're not losing weight, then assuming you're not slacking on the swimming I'd look at your diet.
    lol I noticed you saying this a hell of a lot.. You'd think people would realise :rolleyes:

    "BMI isn't a good measure of health."
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    (Original post by 7777777)
    lol I noticed you saying this a hell of a lot.. You'd think people would realise :rolleyes:

    "BMI isn't a good measure of health."
    It's just one of those days where BMI gets mentioned a lot. It's a chore.

    I think a rota should be drawn up amongst the regulars of which one of us has to debunk common misconceptions.
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    BMI is a bad measurement. On a side note, I think the problem is with your diet and not your exercise.
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    (Original post by Chumbaniya)
    It's just one of those days where BMI gets mentioned a lot. It's a chore.

    I think a rota should be drawn up amongst the regulars of which one of us has to debunk common misconceptions.
    haha :yep:
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    What is your bf% if its excellent as you say and your BMI is overweight that just show you have some muscle.
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    (Original post by mermania)
    if you have a low bf% exactly what fat do you intend to lose
    what i was thinking.

    :facepalm: @ OP
 
 
 
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