[FoRK] [FoSDW] Hot Trend: Tapping the Power of Cold to Lose Weight, Brown Fat and Thermal Dieting

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Sun Mar 3 01:27:12 PST 2013


On 3/2/13 3:13 PM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
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> On 3/2/2013 1:40 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
>> Did you swim with just swim trunks or a shortie wetsuit or something?
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> Standard OC Lifeguard rigueur.  Le Speedo.
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> 68-72 is perfect & sustainable for hours.
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> 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.

In my cold Monterey dip, I was fine wading out into the water until I was waist deep.  Luckily, I donned my snorkel before pitching 
forward into the water because I immediately started uncontrollable gasping.  It probably took me at least 20 seconds to stop.

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> You get to learn your own personal hypothermia limits really fast & use them to your advantage.
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> Greg
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>> In Orange County, the water's going to be warmer than Santa Cruz,
>> although still cold outside of summer peak I understand.
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>> 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.
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>> 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.
>>
>> Stephen
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Stephen



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