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Old 07-03-2007, 01:42 PM   #1
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What is the best Cardio workout to burn fat and lose weight?

Ive been trying to do a lot of swimming. Also i race motocross and thats the reason im tryin to lose about 10-15 lbs. In january i weighed in at 207 and now im between 179 and 183. I want to get down to 165-170. My diet is not bad but not the greatest, i try to eat a lot of grillled chicken, no fast food, although some fried food every now and then.
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:50 PM   #2
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Those are pretty good results. Are you swimming on intervals? If so, shorten your intervals. Another option would be to just increase your yardage/meterage.
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I swim for about 20-25 minutes with breaks in between, i have a 30 foot long pool and i swim back and forth about 6-7 times take about a 15 second breather then do it again about 3 more times and then take a descent break
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You are swimming about 75 yards at a time. I would suggest that you increase your distance between rest. Take it from 7 laps to 10 before you take a break. Swimmers use a pace clock to keep tabs on their workouts and progress. 15 to 20 seconds rest is a good range so swim your 10 laps, 20 seconds rest, repeat.
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:15 PM   #5
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Ive been trying to do a lot of swimming. Also i race motocross and thats the reason im tryin to lose about 10-15 lbs. In january i weighed in at 207 and now im between 179 and 183. I want to get down to 165-170. My diet is not bad but not the greatest, i try to eat a lot of grillled chicken, no fast food, although some fried food every now and then.
i'd choose different kind of work outs, not just swimming, you can try jogging, or even martial arts, find what you enjoy, i play basketball, and i love it, to me the most important part of working out is having fun, if you're not it's gonna get boring.
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:42 AM   #7
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i'd choose different kind of work outs, not just swimming, you can try jogging, or even martial arts, find what you enjoy, i play basketball, and i love it, to me the most important part of working out is having fun, if you're not it's gonna get boring.
Yeah perhaps swim 2-3 times a week and the other days ride a bike or do sprints....changing things up will keep you from plateauing?
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:12 PM   #8
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Ive been trying to do a lot of swimming. Also i race motocross and thats the reason im tryin to lose about 10-15 lbs. In january i weighed in at 207 and now im between 179 and 183. I want to get down to 165-170. My diet is not bad but not the greatest, i try to eat a lot of grillled chicken, no fast food, although some fried food every now and then.
swimming, tennis, and cycling all work well for me.
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cardio cardio cardio. swimming is the best total body workout. it also puts less stress on your joints.
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Swimming is relatively easy on your joints. It is worthy of note that to quick a ramp up of yardage or poor technique can result in shoulder problems, but generally speaking it is low impact and gives as hard a workout as you want. Sometimes I push myself to the brink of nausea while others I take it somewhat easy and just get some yardage in. Either way you are burning a boatload of calories and providing your cardiovascular system with some genuinely good exercise. To top it all off you are learning and mastering a skill that could possibly save your own life or that of another some day.
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hit the weights and do HIIT in the same workout. not only will you see results but your stress and anxiety will go away and you will feel the like the man all day.
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Cardio, Cardio, and well hell more Cardio. I work at carmax so im consistenly walking all the time. I bought one of those cheap pedometers from walmart and at the end of the day it says im walked a total of 7.2m a day on average. thats a whole lotta walking... I would swim, but cant, i do float really well though...
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Most competitive swimmers would sink like a rock due to such a low body fat number. Even myself as an amateur competitor can't float to save my life.
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Treadmill at 15* incline and 3.9mph for 30-45 minutes. Do this several times a week and your fat will melt off.
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The most calorie intensive aerobic exercises by far are swimming and running. Losing fat and weight is about caloric intake and expenditure, simple as that.
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The most calorie intensive aerobic exercises by far are swimming and running. Losing fat and weight is about caloric intake and expenditure, simple as that.
Swimming and running are great ways to lose muscle, too.
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