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Fantastic water workouts

Author: MaryBeth Pappas Baun
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Fantastic Water Workouts "is a comprehensive guide to water equipment, movements, music, and more.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: MaryBeth Pappas Baun
ISBN: 0873224582 9780873224581
OCLC Number: 27225309
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Getting fit in the water: water exercise benefits - why are water workouts so effective?, building a better body, building your heart, lungs and circulatory system, your body in water; water exercise basics - preparing the best environment, protecting yourself from injury, maximizing results and safety, cooling down and increasing flexibility, progressing into transitions, the importance of drinking water, equipping yourself, selecting appropriate music. Part 2 Performing water exercises: warm up - thermal warm-up, warm-up stretches; water aerobics - warm-up aerobics, flotation aerobics, peak intensity aerobics, aerobic cool-down; water exercises to strengthen and tone - abdominal techniques for firm results, abdominal exercise precautions, lower and upper body strengthening and toning; final cool-down - cool-down stretch sequence and supplement. Part 3 Designing your special water workout: creating your fitness plan - fitness principles, tailored sequences, water workouts for special concerns; intensifying your water workout - reaching higher levels of fitness, accomplishing more in less time, powering your way to fitness, leaping into fitness. Appendix: a personal fitness journal.
Responsibility: MaryBeth Pappas Gaines.


Contains 90 water exercises designed to be fun, effective and easy on the body. All the exercises in this aquatic workout guide make creative use of water's natural buoyancy and resistance to give  Read more...


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