Swimming works for fit, skilled swimmers


In general, the fitter someone is, the faster he or she gets into gear where fat is burned. Also, someone who is fit and often moves can move more intensively and still burn fat. An experienced swimmer takes years to get to that level. In that phase, muscles can use fat as fuel with much greater ease. If everyone were equal, and therefore equally fit, swimming would be ideal to burn fat, and therefore to lose weight/slimming.

In general, the following applies: the fitter the person, the faster he or she will get into a state of fat burning. A fit person can also move more intensively and for longer, without going beyond the fat burning state due to a too fast heartbeat. In short: for fit people, swimming is an excellent method for losing weight.

However, people who want to lose weight are all too often overweight and are generally too heavy to move optimally in water. In addition, the average obese has a poor physical condition and a similarly poor stamina / heart lung function, so swimming is not the ultimate form of sport for them.

A final sticking point is the variety of techniques that can be used for swimming:

one can swim at lightning speed without having to exert too much effort thanks to his excellent technique; others have to do their very best to stay afloat while struggling. Overweight people generally do not have the technique required for the combination of swimming and weight loss.

By the way, swimming with lifeguard requirements also has an important advantage: because you float weightlessly in the water, you experience little or no impact or overload, so that the chance of injuries with good swimming technique is relatively small!

Lack of accessibility & approachability

You only need to watch a professional swimmer to see how perfectly and elegantly it moves through the water, without seeming effort. Yet you need a lot of muscle power to keep this up, something they have worked hard for years. Therein lies the difference; the more you train and the fitter you become, the easier it is to get into the right gear during your swim to lose weight.

Of course, this also applies to a certain extent to any other sport, but as far as that is concerned, walking and jogging and exercising on an elliptical trainer are significantly more accessible and more accessible than swimming; at least as far as the body fat burning phase is concerned.

Alternatives to Swimming

Swimming is an excellent way to lose weight and burn fat for anyone who can swim well, and can sustain this for a longer period of time without getting out of breath. However: if you are overweight, not in good shape, don’t have the right technique, are somewhat clumsy in the water and/or get out of breath after one lap, then swimming for slimming/weight loss is not necessarily your thing.

In that case, rather go:

  • Cross training (cross trainer)
  • Exercise bike (exercise bike)
  • Cycling & spinning
  • Waves (wave device)
  • Stepping (step device)

Running or jogging

So, for anyone who can swim well and can sustain this for a relatively long time, swimming is an ideal exercise to lose body fat. If, on the other hand, you’re a little clumsy or clumsy in the water and out of breath before finishing a job, you might want to use one of the above methods to slim down and lose weight. With swimming you will not get into the right gear and you will therefore mainly burn carbohydrates (no fat). (source)


Swimming and losing weight sari possible, but not for everyone. For many people, swimming does NOT work for weight loss. That’s because most people’s bodies burn carbohydrates through swimming and not fat. The body always starts by burning the available carbohydrates and only enters a state of fat burning after a period of constant movement. However, swimming does not help the vast majority of people to get into this fat burning state. And if you don’t burn fat, you don’t lose weight.

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