What percentage of fat do swimmers have
There isn’t one percentage of fat for swimmers. It depends on how often they swim, their age and other factors. However, regular swimming does lead to weight loss and lower body fat. [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/what-percentage-of-fat-do-swimmers-have ]
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- Does swimming decrease body fat percentage?
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- Virtually exactly the same as when they are not swimming.
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- A: Women do not usually weigh more then guys. Some women gain weight after having children and find it hard to lose it because of a low metabolism. You are lightweight for a guy and just to let you know benching your body weight does not make you strong for your size. To be considered in good shape you must be able to bench your body weight plus half. Really you should be asking why you are so small compared to most women.