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2005/07/26 23:51:17 (permalink)

Fitness & Bodyfat

Hi guys,

Joined a new gym on Friday, its open at 6.30 in the morning..

Now im not really fit at all and looking to loose a bit of excess bodyfat ( id say im about 14/15%)

Now i know the morning time is the best time to do cardio...

So i was thinking going at 6.30AM 3 days a week just for cardio (then back to do weights that evening)..

So i was thinking of cycling, running and rowing for half an hour and swimming for another half an hour...

I hear dat your body holds on the extra fat when swimming to help you float or something..

so basically i need to know if dong what i said above will get me fit and get my bodyfat down...

Cheers and thank you in advance!!!

Also what about doing abs on each of theses days instead of just once a week!!

Thanks again
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    footdee
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    RE: Fitness & Bodyfat 2005/07/27 01:03:31 (permalink)
    Hi Bob, I guess any kind of cardio is going to make you fitter than none at all. Getting your bodyfat down? Well probably but then it would depend on your diet a lot too! As far as your body holding onto the extra fat to help you stay afloat while swimming, well that's not something I've ever heard and I certainly don't believe it either!
    Find some cardio that you enjoy doing - that's the only way you'll be able to stick at it long-term IMO. Good luck!
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    CheekyChappie
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    RE: Fitness & Bodyfat 2005/07/27 06:43:09 (permalink)
    As far as your body holding onto the extra fat to help you stay afloat while swimming, well that's not something I've ever heard and I certainly don't believe it either!


    I don't think the body evolves that quickly!

    Latest thinking is swimmers are not as lean as other athletes due to the fact that they eat more as swimming doesn't suppress your appetite like other cardio does. It's down to body temperature during exercise.

    so basically i need to know if dong what i said above will get me fit and get my bodyfat down...


    Reducing bodyfat will all depend on your diet as well.
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    Bob05
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    RE: Fitness & Bodyfat 2005/07/27 13:22:16 (permalink)
    My diet is pretty good...

    Protien every 2/3 hours..good quality carbs/fats/fruit/vegetables

    Put on good size,, im 5 ft 5 and 12 stone

    Just need to loose the belly and fat around pecs

    Plus im totally unfit... so now will concentrate really hard on cardio 3 mornings a week and probable some swimming on days off as well

    Joined the new jjb gym here in ireland...brilliant spot.. only 39 euro a month for students... cant got wrong..has everything and more.. so no excuse for not getting up and going for 6.30!!!
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    RE: Fitness & Bodyfat 2005/07/27 21:54:16 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: CheekyChappie

    As far as your body holding onto the extra fat to help you stay afloat while swimming, well that's not something I've ever heard and I certainly don't believe it either!


    I don't think the body evolves that quickly!

    Latest thinking is swimmers are not as lean as other athletes due to the fact that they eat more as swimming doesn't suppress your appetite like other cardio does. It's down to body temperature during exercise.

    so basically i need to know if dong what i said above will get me fit and get my bodyfat down...


    Reducing bodyfat will all depend on your diet as well.


    Watch the swimming at Montreal on BBC1, I think that'll put the 'swimmers aren't as lean as other athletes' theory to rest!
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