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I used to run, then as the impact took its toll I started cycling, then the knees started getting dodgey so I started swimming but which sport would work out the largest amount of the body? 


 

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« Reply #1 on: 31/03/2008 19:12:17 »
I would say swimming.. It makes you use alot of muscles! Your arms, legs, tummy..
I guess running also. The cycling is mostly for legs, thighs..
 

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« Reply #2 on: 31/03/2008 20:08:37 »
Swimming relies on good technique. I don't find it as aerobic as I'd like.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 31/03/2008 20:16:04 »
I think swimming cuts off the most calories. Well.. If you do the same amount of kilometres as you run or cycle. That's obvious.. But it will be hard!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 31/03/2008 20:20:16 »
It still doesn't make my heart beat quickly enough. I could swim all day but my heart rate still doesn't go up high enough.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 31/03/2008 20:22:18 »
Oh... Like front-crawl swimming?? REALLY??
How about butterfly swimming??

Or you could just do a kilometre SPRINT.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 01/04/2008 18:41:46 »
i'd likely go with swimming.

if you don't feel it gets your HR up high enough, swim faster.   [O8)]
 

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« Reply #7 on: 02/04/2008 05:53:57 »
I'm almost certain that squash burns the most calories.

Other activities up there would be windsurfing, skiing, (possibly) snow boarding...
 

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« Reply #8 on: 02/04/2008 13:06:37 »
I'm almost certain that squash burns the most calories.

Other activities up there would be windsurfing, skiing, (possibly) snow boarding...

Yes yes.. Squash is very tiring indeed ;D And very fun
 

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« Reply #9 on: 02/04/2008 15:05:02 »
I used to run, then as the impact took its toll I started cycling, then the knees started getting dodgey so I started swimming but which sport would work out the largest amount of the body? 

Are there not those who regard sex as the best all round work out ;D
 

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« Reply #10 on: 02/04/2008 15:21:06 »
Thank you for that very thoughtful answer there George ;D
 

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« Reply #11 on: 02/04/2008 16:27:51 »
I used to play Squash and badminton at county level (yep...me was THAT good ! ;D)....and also was a pentathlete (smug mode).....Squash was always the sport that had us sweating the most as it was such an ' immediate ' sport that kept you in a perpetual state of " readiness "......Badminton comes in at virtually equal though....

Squash without a doubt burns a horrendous number of calories and you pay for it with sheer exhaustion...nit always though.....depends on your opponent of course !!

Swimming though has always been recognised as the best all round sport/exercise purely for the fact that you're virtually using all your muscles at the same time..........well...there's one muscle I suppose I wouldn't use as it'll get me arrested ! ;D
 

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« Reply #12 on: 02/04/2008 17:03:48 »
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
I'm really good at badminton as well!! :D
I'll take you on mr.countyman!!
LOL

And yes.. Squash does make me sweat a lot!!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 02/04/2008 17:51:04 »
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
I'm really good at badminton as well!! :D
I'll take you on mr.countyman!!
LOL

And yes.. Squash does make me sweat a lot!!




Well...I waited and ewe didn't turn up !!..that makes me the winner !

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!




 

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