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MBERNAL5 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/14/12 4:44 P

no they are laps i just love doing them i guess it stems from always wanting to have things neat and in order and thats what laps are lol and its two hours because last year one hour didnt do it for me it just starts my day you could say i wake up at 5 finish at 7 go to school at 8 done by 1 i guess order is what need to keep on with my weight loss id also l like to get into spinning classes i know i know i may be over working my self here but you do have a point. Thank you for the schedule ! :)

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
6/14/12 3:42 P

Swimming is one of the most massively intense exercises you can do for your body. How do you not see it as exercise? I'm concerned that you might be confusing "Mucking about in a play pool" with swimming laps or something? Swimming laps is very hard work and it would be pretty impossible not to see it as exercise, and to start on 2 hours for a beginner.

Why do you feel 2 hours is right? Where did you come up with that number?

Does "the gym" mean weight training? Here's a good schedule:

Day 1- full body weight training
Day 2- swim 30 minutes
Day 3- Kickboxing class
Day 4- fully body weight training
Day 5- rest day - something light if anything
Day 6- swim 45 mins
Day 7- kickboxing class

You don't need full body ST more than 2-3 times a week, twice is sufficient if you're doing it well and right. Then you just alternate kickboxing class and swimming on the other days, including one rest day.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,584
6/14/12 2:14 P

I agree that you want to start slowly and build up from there. You really don't need more than 45-60 minutes of cardio, 4-5 days per week unless you're training for some kind of endurance event. Your best bet is to slowly work up to that level, and if you still feel like you're not getting a good workout, increase the intensity instead of continuing to add on more time.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

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6/14/12 12:17 P

I think you would be better served by starting small, and building your way up to more. 2 hours per day is a LOT to get started! If you enjoy it, great, but be very careful how much you pile on. Burnout is very real, and if you do too much, too soon, you end up giving up.

I'd say give it a shot, but listen to your mind and body. If it feels like it's too hard, then back up and take a break... and be sure and incorporate REST! You need to have rest days. Exercising every single day is definitely hard on your body, and you get stronger on your rest days. Let the muscles heal and recover!

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6/14/12 11:54 A

for all you trainers out there i love swimming and im going to start swimming 2 hrs a day in the morning but with that i do an hour at the gym and alternate kick boxing days too.. i dont see swimming as an exercise i mean i know it is but i just love doing it but amn i stretching myelf too thin im 295 im bearly going to start swimming but the gym and kick boxing( which i also love) i have already started should i give something up so i can swim or are the three good ??

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