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Should there be a "fat tax"?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Chris Blount, May 18, 2012.

Should there be a "fat tax"?

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  2. No

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  3. Not Sure

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  1. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    Interesting thing about swimming is that you don't get the benefit of continued calorie burn like you do from something like running or biking. The cool water keeps your core temp lower and you don't get the metabolism boost.

    Muscle confusion seems to be the current trend and from everyone I know who is doing cross-fit type workouts, it does work. My daughter can swim 5000 yards in an hour and half practice, but don't ask her to lift anything heavy as she can't do it. Now that she is twelve, she is going to start some bands based exercises.
     
  2. Rich

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    I'd do some research on the band based exercises or any such exercises for someone so young. I did the research when my youngest son was about that age and there were warnings about it. Was a while ago, but I do remember the warnings were about the child still growing at that age and resistance training or weight lifting seemed ill advised.

    Funny how fast women can swim. They've got an extra layer of fat on their bodies that allows them to swim faster than a man with equal strength. I've usually had no trouble beating men in a one lap race, but women do test me.

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  3. Rich

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    Can't even listen to a radio in a pool, just count laps. Depending on your definition of laps in a pool (mine is one length, proven in many dictionaries in my library, but all I see on the web are definitions stating two lengths of a pool are a "lap"). Perhaps something changed or the book form dictionaries are more precise. Next time I'm in the library I'll check the latest dictionaries and see if the definition has changed.

    In any event, swimming has got to be the most boring exercise you can do.

    Extreme exercise does get to be like work and I abhor work. Now I hit baseballs with a radio on all the time. That works for me. That, I enjoy. But, like any extreme exercise, when I'm finished and have cooled down, I get HUNGRY and it's getting to the point where two bananas isn't enough to satisfy me.

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