[FoRK] [FoSDW] Hot Trend: Tapping the Power of Cold to Lose Weight, Brown Fat and Thermal Dieting
Gregory Alan Bolcer
greg at bolcer.org
Sat Mar 2 15:13:45 PST 2013
On 3/2/2013 1:40 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
> Did you swim with just swim trunks or a shortie wetsuit or something?
Standard OC Lifeguard rigueur. Le Speedo.
68-72 is perfect & sustainable for hours.
I've had to do tryouts in 48F ocean with 12 foot waves coming in. You
can't breath for 30 seconds at a time and your head feels like an ice
cream headache. 2/3'ds the people just give up and go in. When you get
out, it feels like your swimsuit is full of sand because all your "fat"
feels like dead weight it's so numb.
You get to learn your own personal hypothermia limits really fast & use
them to your advantage.
> In Orange County, the water's going to be warmer than Santa Cruz,
> although still cold outside of summer peak I understand.
> Scuba diving in Hawaii has generally been 79-80F. Some people wear
> wetsuits there, which is odd to me. I never felt the slightest bit
> chilly, even at 110 ft.
> What's the optimal cool water swim temp? I would guess 60-70F. 50F
> seems too cold without protection for more than 30 minutes probably,
> although people swim the SF Bay and maybe some of those don't have wetsuits.
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