Presents a gentle but effective way to tone up and slim down using the high-resistance, no-impact techniques of aquatic exercise, including a series of strengthening exercises based on yoga, Pilates, and tai chi, as well as helpful advice for swimmers of all ages, fitness levels, and abilities. Original.
This title introduces the numerous possibilities of how to keep fit in the water with the aqua noodle. In a short theoretical introduction the book explains the characteristics and the areas of usage of the noodle. The practical section gives a variety of exercises, each with two variations.
Looking for exercises to improve your fitness, maximize your cross-training, or recover from an injury or condition—all with little or no impact? Water Exercise is your complete resource for fitness and rehabilitation exercises. Water workouts are a fabulous way to exercise, no matter your current fitness level. Water Exercise allows personalization of each workout plan: You can change the speed, intensity, or amount of rest based on your needs. Water Exercise is ideal for cross-training workouts and beginning to advanced fitness workouts. It will also help you recover from injury or manage a chronic condition. With underwater photos and simple instructions for each exercise, you will learn fun exercises in Water Exercise you can do in shallow or deep water. You’ll also learn how to use optional equipment such as foam noodles and water buoys to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility. Exercising in the water is effective because it offers a range of therapeutic and health benefits yet still improves all the components of fitness that you get from land exercise—with no impact. With just a pool and a swimsuit, you can strengthen, rehabilitate, and add variety to your workouts with Water Exercise.
This book discusses the benefits of water exercises and swimming during pregnancy and provides sample water fitness programs for each trimester. Forty-four easy-to-follow workouts (with 43 exercises described in detail) show women of all fitness levels how to use water exercises to stretch, tone, and strengthen their bodies. Includes a 12-week postpartum program. Illustrations.