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Why You Need To Start Doing Water Workouts
2. Exercises to Try
The most obvious water-based form of training is swimming. If you’re regular swimmer, it’s a safe bet that you’re healthier or on your way to becoming healthier than 80% of the population. But swimming can be a very demanding form of exercise and can turn some people off who are averse to physical activity to begin with. “Vertical Training” like water aerobics may make for a smoother transition for such people. Since you’re standing or floating rather than swimming it won’t exhaust you as quickly- but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Even athletic individuals can get an excellent workout from water aerobics classes. Resistance bands can be used in water to provide more resistance for strength training.
More advanced forms include deep water running, in which the practitioner actually “runs” in the water with the aid of a flotation belt. This has proven highly effective in athletic training, as well as physical rehabilitation.
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