Saturday, April 11, 2009

Exercise In The Water

Feeling a little sore in the lower extremities?

Maybe some water exercises will fill the bill. There are a number of exercises you can do in the water that have a great aerobic effect along with a resistance training effect.

“Water running” is great if you’re feeling sore from an excessive amount of running. You can use this as a cross training exercise too. Either “run” the laps of the pool or you can hook yourself to the side of the pool and run in place. A few women I know at my health club who are very intense runners regularly use this exercise as a cross training activity each week.

If you belong to a health club with a pool, check into the water aerobic classes that are offered. Again, another way to work hard with minimal impact.

There are many other ways you can use the pool as a workout aid. I recently saw a gentleman at our pool who did an interesting round of exercises with light weights tied around his ankles.

And you know what I think about swimming . . . it’s a GREAT exercise. There is no fitness activity that offers a more total body workout at minimal impact than swimming.

Here’s an article from about more fitness in the water --

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