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Real Life Nutrition Questions Answered

Real Life Fitness Questions Answered

Emma Brown
Nutritionist

Janet Aylott
Nutritionist

Kelly Marshall
Fitness Consultant

Q.

Is this breastroke figure correct?

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?

A.

Our expert says...

Hi,

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,

Kelly

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