Water Burns: Tread Water to Lose Fat

Water Burns: Tread Water to Lose Fat

Treading water or swimming laps are exercises that help burn calories. However, treading water is not only good for your health but it also helps you lose fat. You may have heard that treading water burns more calories than walking around for one hour.

So how much?

The amount of calories burned depends on many factors such as your age, gender, body size and fitness level. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds and swim laps at a pace of 1 mile per minute (1 mph), then you will burn approximately 2,000 calories during the exercise session. If you walk at the same speed, then you would burn approximately 4,500 calories.

However, treading water is not just good for burning calories; it’s also good for your heart and lungs. Research shows that swimming laps can reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by up to 30 percent. Other research suggests that swimming laps may lower your risk of dying from any cause by as much as 20 percent.

This is true for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Treading water intervals are a great way to improve your endurance while burning calories. In the next section, we’ll go over some techniques that will help you maximize your treading water exercise sessions.

Exercise Techniques

When people think about treading water, they usually just flail their arms and legs as hard as they can. However, this technique causes you to move around in circles. This not only makes it harder to keep your head above the water, but it also reduces the amount of calories you burn.

When you’re done with this technique, you’ll probably be quite tired.

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The best way to burn more calories and to increase your endurance is to add intervals. Intervals consist of swimming as far as you can before taking a brief pause. During these pauses, you should tread water or float in the water (preferably on your back).

During one session, I swam for two minutes, took a 30-second break and repeated this process five more times.

Swimming is an ideal form of exercise because it works your whole body. It strengthens your core and improves flexibility in your shoulders and legs. Swimming can also help prevent injury because it strengthens your shoulders, back and arms.

If you’re looking for an effective way to lose weight, then treading water intervals may be the perfect exercise choice.

The Great Treading Water Debate

One of the more common debates involves how much fat you burn while treading water. Some people claim that you burn more fat when treading water in a pool because the resistance of the water enhances your calorie burn. Other people believe that treading water in an ocean setting burns more fat because your body is working extra hard to compensate for the lack of resistance.

So who’s right?

Well, it turns out that both parties are right. The main factor that determines the amount of fat burned is how hard your body works. In general, treading water in a pool is less strenuous than treading water in the open ocean.

While this debate may never be settled, there are ways to make your treading water exercise more efficient. The next section details some of these techniques.

Techniques and Tips

Performing intervals are one of the best ways to increase your stamina while burning more calories. The next time you have to wait for a ferry, try swimming as far as you can before taking a brief pause. You can also swim back and forth in a pool or in a river if you’re able.

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This is a great way to strengthen your core and improve your endurance.

When you’re in the ocean, try to tread water in large circles. This allows your legs to do more of the work. If you’re in a lake, then it’s best to move your entire body in a swimming motion.

This is especially true if there are waves.

Remember to keep your breathing under control at all times. Remember to never keep your head down for too long or you’ll risk drowning. If you find yourself getting tired quickly, then take a break.

Remember that it’s better to float and catch your breath rather than pushing too hard.

How Often and How Long?

The best way to lose weight while treading water is to gradually increase the amount of time that you spend swimming on a daily basis. Start by treading water for five minutes. After a few days, increase the time to ten minutes. Continue doing this until you reach 60 minutes per day.

Swimming is a great exercise because it allows you to monitor your progress. You can literally see how far you’ve come. Personally, I feel a sense of accomplishment every time I increase the amount of time that I tread water.

You will reach a point where you plateau. This is normal. The best way to get past a plateau is to change up your routine.

You can swim in different locations (ocean, pool, lake, river). Alternatively, you can make small adjustments such as swimming in different strokes (butterfly, backstroke, freestyle). The changes that you make to your routine should depend on your personal preference.

Swimming is a very fun sport. You don’t have to just stick to treading water. There are many variations of swimming techniques that you can use to keep yourself interested and to keep your body guessing.

The next section will provide you with a few of these techniques.

Swimming Techniques

There are many different swimming techniques that you can use to keep things interesting. These techniques have been separated into three categories: front crawl, back crawl, and alternative. Each category has its own advantages and disadvantages.

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It’s up to you to choose which one is best for you.

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