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NorthernCountryGirl 04-11-2013 07:11 PM

Swimming
 
I have a 6 day work out routine cycle. I think I am going to try lap swimming to substitute a work out I already have to mix up my exercising. Does anyone have any opinion on the benefits of swimming laps repetitively to lose weight?

carolynnq 04-11-2013 07:35 PM

Swimming is really good exercise in terms of toning your body all over - and it doesn't put stress on the joints. At my weight, I'd burn 475-700 calories an hour swimming. I like to do the breast stroke, because I can swim for a longer time doing it (and it's great for toning the inner thighs) that's at the lower end of the calorie burning. I usually do about 10 laps of breast stroke at an easy pace, then do a lap or two of fast crawl, and then back to breast stroke.


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