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5/9/07 10:35 P

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Hi fellow SP people who love to emoticon

I think I'm in the minority here, I am willing to take a BIG bet (SMILES). I only just started swimming for exercise in Feb of this year.

Okay, now here's what's really going to GRAB YOUR ATTENTION (I think). I was not able to go in any water as a kid because of medical reasons. I did NOT swim at all - AND I was actually AFRAID of water.

So, I am not like you other super jocks, doing the swimming in hs or college or competitively or whatever.

No, basically I am a swimming GEEK! I only know ONE stroke (backstroke) but that's okay, it gets me in the water and doing my laps.

But NOW, I am addicted to it (and I NEVER thought I'd like any form of exercise.) I don't even think of swimming as exercise, per se.

Well, that's me (at least my swimming-geek side). I hope that you pop on over to visit me anytime.

Lee Ann (aka SeattleSpark)

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ALDANA's Photo ALDANA Posts: 4,983
5/9/07 6:06 P

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Hey Kellenos!

Welcome to the team!! If you want to burn some fat away I strongly suggest you try the High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) method. For that you'd have to set time intervals in which you will swim top speed and then rest some more time.

You can find a routine that uses this principles in the Q&A tread. Please feel free to visit it and comment on it.

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KELLENOS Posts: 1
5/6/07 3:56 P

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I started swimming two years ago, currently my workout is 5 days a week for 25 minutes in the pool. I will swim 1150 meters (mostly crawl, with some backstroke,breaststroke and kick). I put on 10 lbs this past year and want it off. I added a 1 1/2 mile run/jog before work to my schedule and I am getting back to healthy eating. Any suggestions on changing up my swim to make the most of my workout would be appreciated.

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And never want as long as you live.


 
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