Posted by Don Lake on May 04, 2001 at 12:00:12:
In Reply to: Being FAT is not necessarily correlated to being out of shape? posted by R Bear on May 04, 2001 at 11:39:29:
I am sorry to disagree but diving is an aerobic exercise. If you are seriously overweight you shouldn't be diving. I would suggest that the main problem is not the bends but the possiblity that you will not be in shape to deal with an emergency that requires vigorous stamina and strength. In addition the seriouly overweight diver tends to use an excessive amount of lead weight and has a major drag problem in the water. All divers should be working out at the gym and doing vigorous aerobic exercises constantly. I will be at Gold's Gym in North Hollywood at 5:30PM today to do my daily workout. Stop by and work out.
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