THE POOL IS A GREAT GYM… FOR ALL AGES!
You don’t have to be a swimmer or sprightly to experience the joys of water and the benefits of water exercising.
In your own or the local pool, you have the best fitness medium imaginable. The pool is not just for kids to play around in, or for competitive swimmers only. Even if you can’t swim, it’s for you -- a fitness center that comes without embarrassment because you are doing something sensible that looks sensible!
Use the pool as a gym for:
- general day-by-day fitness
- body building -- using even only old socks on your hands or feet!
- sports training and injury recovery
- pregnancy – gentle yet great-flexibility help
- aches and pains relief -- no matter what your age
Or, simply to feel good. Or, going one step further: to get back to feeling good!
Water exercising is also great fun: Do it to music. Do it in pairs or groups, or just indulge yourself. Get strong or try slimming with it. If you push against water, you will meet a smooth resistance that gives back what you put in. You feel that special ‘soft’ resistance that only water gives so soothingly and relaxingly. So, use it to benefit yourself or your loved ones or friends. Water is the only fitness ‘apparatus’ you need have.
Be your own coach in your own pool.
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Table of Contents
Foreword by Murray Rose
1. Why Water?
2. Water Exercising, That’s Why
3. How to Use This Book
4. Feeling Yourself Feeling Good
5. Water Exercising, Music, Aerobics
6. Water Exercising and Swimming
7. Water Exercising and the Cold
8. Helpful Devices for the Super-fit and Not-so-fit
9. The Exercises: Easy-to-lntermediate Levels
10. The Exercises: Intermediate-to-Advanced Levels
11. Your Water Body
Arms and Shoulders: upper arms; lower arms; shoulders; wrists and hands
Back: spine; back muscles; buttocks
Legs: calves; feet and ankles; groin; hips; hamstring; knees; thighs (front, rear, inner)
Stomach and Chest: abdomen; chest (lungs); side muscles (laterals); waist
12. For Couples
14. For Arthritis, Injuries, Joint Disorders
Index to Exercises
About the authors