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1/22/09 4:05 P

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I've done some comparative research on how many calories you burn during a dive and it can vary from 400-600 an hour. I thought it sounded like a lot too but then I thought about it a little. Our bodies work extra hard to keep warm, we are swimming (even if it is slow and only a little bit -- I hardly ever kick unless I am chasing a newbie down!) and we work other muscles to keep horizantal in the water. It does make sense.

I don't count scuba as my ONLY cardio but I do throw it in there on my tracker, which is why I burn three times the amount of calories I am supposed to a week. The weight has been coming off rather quickly though so diving must have something to do with it.

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11/27/08 8:49 A

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For me it would be lugging my gear! Now that is a workout!Not so much on vacation as the staff handles the tanks and all but on local diving it is very strenuous cause we have to do it all!


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11/24/08 11:04 A

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I think a lot of the calorie burn from diving comes from keeping your body warm. I always eat way more on dive trips w/o gaining weight.

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CARENA's Photo CARENA Posts: 614
11/19/08 3:08 P

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Today my scale showned 131.2....sweet....

I always weigh myself at the same time of the day.

I did stick to my calorie range today though.



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Current BMI: 20.6-20.2
Highest BMI: around 22.1/22.3


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11/18/08 10:07 A

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When you enter scuba diving into SP's cardio tracker, their algorithm, calculates a really high value. I'm wary of using it as cardio minutes, as I find that my HR goes almost to a resting rate (53 bpm) when I am diving, and my air consumption is typically quite low already. I have found, however, that the exertions while gearing up and walking to the dive site raises my HR to approximately 110...and while not at optimal rates for "cardio" classification, definitely more beneficial than my dive time. emoticon

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11/18/08 3:27 A

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I found this article in SP that talks about HR v. calories, and also mentions Oxygen consumption:

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If somebody can figure out how many calories we burn during scuba, I will be grateful... also, remember my pet question: does cold water make you burn more calories? :)

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11/18/08 2:09 A

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If you used more than that many calories during the day, then the weigh loss is actually warranted.

Most likely, however, could the difference be in your level of hydration at both weigh-ins? For example, if you weigh yourself in the morning, one day maybe you slept for 6 hours and it was cool, and the next you slept 8 hours and it was hotter (and you perspired). Water weight comes and goes, just focus on the trend of your weight, which looks good so far, right? :)

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11/17/08 11:35 P

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Not really...it takes a couple days for those calories to register as weight gain. Up the exercise and it might not show at all.

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11/17/08 10:50 P

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Yesterday I ate 2278 calories and today my weight scale showed that I lost weight (1.4). Yesterday the number was 133.4 and today its 132.

How weird is that? emoticon



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Current weight: 132-129 lbs (fluctuates in between)
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