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Water aerobics and improving muscle strength.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Due to viscosity(think pouring honey vs pouring alcohol ), drag forces and frontal resistance, water provides a resistance which is proportional to the effort emoticon exerted against it.

fast movement

slower movement

Resistance in water ranges between 4 and 42 times greater than in air – depending on the speed of movement.

This makes water a natural and instantly-adjustable weight-training machine. emoticon

Unlike most land-based exercise, water provides resistance to the movement in all directions emoticon , which allows all of these directions be used in the strengthening process.

Water’s resistance can be increased with speed emoticon and/or surface area,

smiley toy used to increase resistance..............With the addition of water fitness equipment, such as buoyancy belt, webbed gloves, floats and foot-ware, resistance is increased to strengthen and tone muscles.

and the resistance is proportional to the effort required to move against it.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NANCYPAT1 4/9/2014 6:00AM

    Use many of them and more toys in the water

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ARTJAC 4/9/2014 12:45AM

    emoticon I GO 3 TIMES A WEEK

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SHARON10002 4/8/2014 11:24PM

    Love Love Love water aerobics! All of these things have been widely proven through research. Water is used extensively in the Wounded Warriors Program for these very reasons. It is great for everyone, but especially good for all who suffer from chronic pain.

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CHERIJ16 4/8/2014 10:41PM

    I love working out in the pool. It makes it easier with my arthritis and fibromyalgia.

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ROCKYCPA 4/8/2014 9:22PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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MAINEALI 4/8/2014 7:32PM

    Wonderful blog post about exercising in water. When I lost weight a few years ago, my main exercise was swimming; laps and aquasize. By the time I weighed what I do now, I looked a lot thinner than I do this time. I firmly believe that doing my workout in water is what made that happen!


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