Exercise! - swimming

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05-24-2011, 01:39 PM
hey, ive just started to add swimming into my weekly workout regime, i love doing it but i really would like to know the benefits of the workout and if anyone has had success in losing weight by swimming once or twice a week? is it a good calorie burner?

05-24-2011, 03:10 PM
I love swimming too! The jury is out on the calorie burning benefits of swimming but if I swim hard and not just slowly up and down then I definitely feel it in my arms and legs the day after.

I think it really depends on the intensity and stroke. I heard breaststroke burns the most calories, but I stick to front crawl because I feel like the cardiovascular workout is better. What does your swim workout look like?

05-25-2011, 12:51 PM
Swimming burns quite a few calories and has zero impact - it's great exercise. If you are concerned about the calorie burn, find a Masters swim group so you can improve your stroke and endurance.