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Old August 20th 11, 12:50 AM posted to rec.sport.swimming
betsy
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Default Best way to burn calories

On 8/19/2011 2:10 AM, Duncan Heenan wrote:
subtleness. Look at any leisure pool and look at the regular users. I
think you'll find there are quite a lot of fatties there, even though
they may be reasonably fit.

Many of the regular users at one of the pools I go to are there because
they are obese and/or have injuries and can't do other forms of exercise.

While being overweight doesn't improve swimming speed, extra fat isn't
as much of a disadvantage to a swimmer as it is to a runner. Overweight
athletes may naturally choose swimming over running. There may be less
motivation for a swimmer to limit calories, since the fat doesn't limit
performance in an extreme way.

--Betsy