I love swimming too! It is so much work, I can do only 1or 2 full laps in a row (there and back) doing free style because it i such a total work out. I have to rest for a good 20 sec before I go again! I not only swim laps (not as often as I'd like), but I also do deep water classes and water boot camp aerobics. I prefer deep water because we swim laps and to "drills" as well as combo exercises and intervals
I feel like swimming laps is a full work out by itself. I tend to do the water classes on a light day, or on an "off" day. The classes are great work outs, but my heart rate just doesn't get up there. Anyway, I try to swim for exercise once a week. Along with taking my kids for their leisure/play swims, I"m pool side/in the sun way too much!!
I don't notice more hunger after swimming, but I live in 115 degree heat, so the pool is always hot
Last edited by pinkflower; 07-09-2010 at 05:22 PM.