Hi, I am doing 60 minutes breastroke per day and NC states that it burns about 800 kcals. This seems very high, is it correct?
You would be right to think that a figure of 800 sounds high because it would be. I have checked the exercise diary and the figures in the exercise diary show the following:
Swimming laps, freestyle, fast, vigorous effort: 607 kcal/hour
Swimming laps, freestyle, light/moderate effort: 486 kcal/hour
Swimming, backstroke, general: 486 kcal/hour
Swimming, breaststroke, general: 607 kcal/hour
Swimming, butterfly, general: 668 kcal/hour
Swimming, leisurely, general: 364 kcal/hour
Swimming, treading water, fast/vigorous: 607 kcal/hour
Swimming, treading water, moderate effort: 243 kcal/hour
Breastroke is currently detailed as 607 calories per hour and this is a very realistic figure for a consistent hour of breastroke as it involves large muscle groups. If you are finding a figure of 800 then get in contact with the technical staff as there is something not tallying up right if that’s the case. Another option is to manually add it as 607 calories into your diary.
Hope this helps,
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