Men vs. Women: an interseting (?) stati

Men vs. Women: an interseting (?) stati

Post by Tom Mori » Thu, 11 Nov 1993 22:09:00


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>I have noticed that some good swimmers tend to be both big and smooth, i.e.
>their fat is well distributed instead of concentrated around the middle.
>This might be an adaptive response to cold water, but I don't know
>of any studies to confirm it.

Anybody out there know of any exercises I can do to better distribute my
fat.  Mine all seems to be concentrating around the middle. ;)
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Men vs. Women: an interseting (?) stati

Post by Nuna » Sat, 13 Nov 1993 03:44:25


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>>I have noticed that some good swimmers tend to be both big and smooth,

Hydrodynamically, longer hulls (or bodies) have a higher achievable speed,
but you can't train  for improved height.  However, I suspect that this
may be a good reason to keep a long reach  as your hand is entering the
water; even though some of the force at the start of the stroke is
downward rather than propulsive, the resulting forward extended lift
probably increases your effective hull length.

Quote:
>>their fat is well distributed instead of concentrated around the middle.
>>This might be an adaptive response to cold water, but I don't know
>>of any studies to confirm it.


Quote:

>Anybody out there know of any exercises I can do to better distribute my
>fat.  Mine all seems to be concentrating around the middle. ;)

I am fairly sure that the buoyancy of a wet suit swamps the buoyancy of
a reasonable amount of extra body fat.  Given the great disadvantage
of every extra pound on the run or biking hill climbs, we all know the
net result of extra fat.