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Old Tue, Jun-18-19, 16:35
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Plan: Atkins72/Paleo/NoGrain/IF
Stats: 285/214/200 Female 5 feet 5.5 inches
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jschwab....thanks. I did think about getting a kickboard and using that to work my legs. Any suggestions of what I can do to exercise in the pool with a bad knee will be appreciated. I guess its arthritis, I have limited range of motion in it. Went through rehab as far as they could take me and have just completed a series of gel shots.


It is not something I know a lot about but if it's arthritis, the water will help a lot. I would take a call at your gym if they have one. Walking in the water is good. I like to take the barbells (the shorter ones not the longer ones) and push them down with elbows straight. Keep them in that position next to your thighs for a few minutes. You will feel it in your back and shoulders.
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Old Wed, Jan-22-20, 13:47
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Plan: No sugar for me & low cal
Stats: 312/302.0/150 Female 70 inches
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Location: Minden, NV ~ Ormond, FL
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Hi,
I see you posted this a while ago, but thought I would answer you anyway.
I started swimming two weeks ago. Water aerobics and then lap swim.
I'm finding out how much fat does indeed float because when I lap swim my backside seems to be up more and when I kick off the wall, I noticed that I cannot stay under for very long. I seem to bob right up to the top.
But, nonetheless, my goal is to one day join Masters.
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Old Wed, Jan-22-20, 17:02
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Hi,
I see you posted this a while ago, but thought I would answer you anyway.
I started swimming two weeks ago. Water aerobics and then lap swim.
I'm finding out how much fat does indeed float because when I lap swim my backside seems to be up more and when I kick off the wall, I noticed that I cannot stay under for very long. I seem to bob right up to the top.
But, nonetheless, my goal is to one day join Masters.


You can practice this and you will improve. I really recommend learning how to surface dive - diving down from the surface of the water to the bottom of the pools. Dive for rings is a great exercise for learning how to maneuver in the water. And you will be able to get down for underwater kicks off the wall but it actually takes a lot of strength and flexibility. Congrats on your new hobby!
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Old Thu, Jan-23-20, 05:43
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Plan: Low Carb/IF
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I'm a swimmer

I used to swim a lot but, for one reason or another, life got in the way.

However, after a hip injury due to an accident while running, I returned to the pool for both rehab and cardio fitness purposes.

I currently swim laps once a week but I'm also looking to join a class at my gym (where I swim) called Hydro-Powered By Speedo - swimming challenges led by specially trained coaches, using training aids in and out of the pool.

In addition, I'm also about to start some open water swimming training. I have always loved swimming in the sea whenever I can, but now I'd like to extend that to river and lake swimming. The main reason for doing this is for the many health benefits that swimming in cold water brings.
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Old Sat, Jan-25-20, 14:09
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Plan: No sugar for me & low cal
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Location: Minden, NV ~ Ormond, FL
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Ooh ahh, the water felt good today.
I’m so out of shape though—could only swim 20 25 meters. I used to be able to breath a lot better, now I’m sucking air.
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Old Sat, Jan-25-20, 15:54
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Plan: <21 Net/NoSnack (2020/Q1)
Stats: 342.2/224/000 Male 182cm
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Hey Swimmers! Only 3 more months and I'll be back in the water here. Ice covered lakes now. Most of my swimming is a by product of some of the sports I do in the summer but I love the water, make me feel free to swim.

paddle on!
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Old Sat, Jan-25-20, 17:45
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Plan: VLC/IF
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I'm living near a public pool for the first time in 30 years and have taken up swimming as my main exercise. I love it! I try to swim a mile 5 days a week. I was overdoing it and my shoulder started to hurt, so now I switch it up with a kick board and flippers. I hate the chemicals, but it's my best option for exercise now. My goal is to move to the beach in the next few years and swim daily in the ocean!
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Old Sat, Jan-25-20, 22:34
jschwab jschwab is offline
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Plan: Atkins72/Paleo/NoGrain/IF
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So many swimmers! wheeler, I try to swim a mile each time, too. Usually 3-4 days a week depending. I don't use kickboards or flippers though I will hold a pull buoy like a kickboard for some kick drills sometimes. Last time I swam I did all the competitive strokes except fly. That was kind of painful discovering what happens when you don't practice. Yikes!
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