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Resistance comes in many forms and all count as successes – resisting the impulse to blow off your workout, resisting the temptation of an extra slice of pizza or a tasty dessert, or resisting the urge to back-off on the hard day
workout. But we’re talking resistance training in the water, let’s call it “Turbulence Training”!
Say hello to the pool! Utilizing the new evolution aquatic fitness gear (not foam), traditional dumbbell and kettle bell workouts can be performed in the water. It’s a space where you can run, jump, swing and achieve the benefits of interval training in a minimal joint stress zone.
Water’s viscosity, creates constant resistance in all directions; it slows down
your every motion, resulting in better coordination. It can also provide great
cardio overload for your workout and with the minimal joint stress, you don’t have to wake up feeling sore the next day. Success as an Aquatic Athlete!
New Year's Resolutions are very hard to stick to, why not try re-evaluation or a personal refresher. Taking care of my body is a great start to a fabulous 2019. Remember it's the only one you get, so here's a few hints.
Workshops Down Under 2018 Aqua Bladez
There we were in Australia Sunshine State’s capital of Brisbane, where this year’s workshops went on the move, including Logan Aquatics and Dunlop Park Pools, the Brisbane Lions Club as well as trips to the beach areas of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts for a little fun and fitness.
Within our meetings we discussed PHIT Act, AusPlay (Australian Sports Commission) and Get Active QLD: “Do it for Real” initiative. Additionally, we discussed the perception of Aquatic exercise…or more so the lack of awareness that the general population has of modern aquatic exercise equipment and its almost limitless potential. We met with an old friend, Jan Wanklyn from Active Release Techniques (ART), to discuss aquatics, ART, and specialty & professional sports therapy. Ryan from Blue Chip Talent & Podcasts gave us some current social media insights.
Our hands-on and breakout sessions were great learning and exchange of knowledge, techniques and ideas and covered topics as broad as different grips for different modalities, progressions, sports specific and functional fitness relevance to our daily lives. Including and combining deep-water & shallow pools and travelling and stationary exercises. Terrific days were enjoyed by all, particularly as spontaneous sessions evolved with the general public getting involved.