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2/18/10 10:09 A

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i am not a good swimmer so i use the belt to keep me afloat in the deep water.........they have these belts at the pool i go to .........i also bought one for when i travel.........
below is a link to show you what the belts look like......hope this helps...........

www.jackwatsonsports.com/Pool_Fitnes
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2/18/10 9:36 A

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What belt are you talking about?
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2/17/10 10:34 P

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it is just a aerobics/fitness class but in the pool..........is this what you were asking???

Edited by: L*I*T*A* at: 2/17/2010 (22:35)

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When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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2/17/10 9:34 P

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I am trying to get to the pool more. It is right near my home. I sometimes have difficulty synchronizing with their hours because the pool is at the school. Yet, I am trying to get myself there because it would be really good for my whole body with everything going on with me. There are no aqua aroebics classes.

I don't know excactly what you mean by the aquafit? Could you explain?

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2/17/10 11:47 A

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have you tried the deep water aqaufit with a belt on.......there is no weight bearing going on at all and may be more helpful then the shallow.........
if you are in the pool several times a week i would start out with 10 minutes and build from there.......hope this helps.........


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2/17/10 11:30 A

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I wonder if I try lower body strength exercises like my band workout in the pool if that will help me. I like the band work out but it is stressful to a certain extent. It is good for my hips though. I don't think it will hurt the band any because it is plastic and rubber. I will give it a shot. Plus the walking backwards. How long do you think the walking backwards is recommended? I can only stand the water for twenty minutes at a time. I could take breaks.

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2/17/10 11:16 A

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I will try it in the pool...

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2/16/10 12:34 P

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Thanks for the interesting article. I haven't tried it, but I will.

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2/15/10 10:49 P

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I haven't tried it. Will have to now.

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2/15/10 5:07 P

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I love walking backwards in a pool! Now I have to find a pool that's warm enough for me to use...

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2/15/10 3:38 P

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many pools rivers in them and they are great for walking backwards.......check out your pool for one......


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2/15/10 3:05 P

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Very interesting information. Thank you for sharing. Not sure if I can currently maneuver backwards very well, but will keep it in mind.

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Walk This Way for Happier Knees
By RealAge
Here's a good way to keep moving but take some of the pressure off your knees.

Just put one foot behind the other. Yep, walking backward puts less strain on your patellofemoral joint -- an important kneecap-to-thighbone connection.

Backward March
Okay, you won't want to do this in an area that is highly trafficked, unlevel, or unfamiliar. But under the right (read safe) circumstances, walking in reverse gear will make your quadriceps muscles contract differently than they do when you're walking forward. It will cause a concentric contraction -- a movement that's gentler on your anterior cruciate ligament, a knee ligament professional athletes routinely injure. Guess some NFL running backs could use this trick . . . (Need to sit it out today? This video shows you how you can work out from a chair.)

Backward Benefits
If you want to try backward walking, go slow until you get the hang of it. Maybe invite a spotter along. And don't try it for the first time on a treadmill. If you've got knee problems of any sort, check with your doctor first. And consider these other ways to stay active while staving off knee trouble:

Sweat it out. Cardio exercise can actually increase the amount of protective cartilage in your knees. Here's what we recommend.
Buffer your joints. Strength training bolsters more than your bones and muscles. Find out how it helps strengthen the connective tissue in your joints.
Move your hips. Hip muscles are key to helping prevent knee pain.

ps:has anyone tried walking backwards in their pool?????




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Edited by: L*I*T*A* at: 6/29/2010 (16:26)

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