I swim one to two times per week. I always swim 1000m and it takes me about 30 min. I also use paddles and a board to switch it up and make it less boring. I cannot tell any difference in terms of weight loss (even in weeks when I have been swimming four times per week) but it does great things to your arms, shoulders and legs! So go for it!
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Joined the 10 pounds in 10 weeks challenge
Week 0: 66 kg Week 1: Goal 65.5 kg Actual: 66.4 kg Week 2: Goal 65.0 kg Actual: 65.6 kg Week 3: Goal 64.5 kg Actual: 66 kg Week 4: Goal 64.0 kg Actual: 66.2 Week 5: Goal 63.5 kg Actual: 66.7 Week 6: Goal 63.0 kg Actual: 66.5 Week 7: Goal 62.5 kg Actual: 66.2 Week 8: Goal 62.0 kg Actual: 66.2 Week 9: Goal 61.5 kg Week10: Goal 61.0 kg
I miss swimming. My apartment complex usued to have a pool and before that I had a YMCA membership. Now I live in a house and cannot afford the Y. I love pool aerobics! And just swimming laps is very benificial to my arm shape!
current weight: 205.4
Fitness Minutes: (3,770) Posts: 467 1/20/13 6:57 P
I can't swim AT ALL, but "Factorial Fitness" sounds like an awesome way to get me back in the pool when the weather turns here! I do pyramids and fartlek's and other intervals all the time in running and rowing...I don't know why I never thought to do it in swimming! And to start with the highest number so that it's all easier after you get through the first one. ;) devious...
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current weight: 136.4
Fitness Minutes: (5,552) Posts: 31 1/20/13 12:25 P
I love swimming, and try to do it at least once a week. Typically I'll swim 1000-2000 meters at a pretty sedate pace; swimming 1000 meters takes me about 20 minutes to half an hour, depending. Going swimming tomorrow, most likely.
current weight: 200.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,577) Posts: 18 9/2/12 12:31 A
I love to swim.. find it great after a run on the treadmill to jump in the pool and put in 500m or so. Just completed my first triathlon too and the swim was last leg but was terribly hard because there were 50 people or so in the pool, all swimming at differnet speeds
I wanted to go for a swim last night, but by the time that adult hours started (8pm) it was pretty dark out, and I didn't want to swim in the dark (outdoor pool). I'm really looking forward to going back to the indoor pool in the fall.
I like OPTIMIST1948's idea of Factorial Fitness! That's a great idea! (plus it's math!)
May Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (25,029) Posts: 745 8/8/12 11:07 A
Swimming is great non-impact aerobic exercise. I like doing "Factorial Fitness" in the pool: First 5 laps (up and back) a 20 sec rest, then 4, then 3, 2 1. Somehow its easier when you know the next set is going to be fewer.
Front crawl or freestyle (same stroke, different names) uses the most calories and is fastest if you want to develop speed, but for me I think its more important to keep moving, so I switch up the strokes from time to time.
I love to swim, although don't get in the pool enough. In the summer, I have access to an outdoor pool, but can only go between 8 & 9pm (since the rest of the time is open swim, so kids everywhere). In the winter I have access to an indoor salt water pool. When I wasn't working, I used to go there and swim every day, and had the pool to myself almost every time. I really miss that serenity.
I'm trying to add a swim into my schedule twice per week... I have a little pool here at my apartment, and the ocean, so I figured I ought to take advantage of all the water around me! I was trying to find a water workout posting, and have come across a couple of groups on SP that focus on swimming... I will post if I find anything good. I'm a basic swimmer.
current weight: 150.6
Fitness Minutes: (1,818) Posts: 57 8/3/12 3:05 P
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