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The Complete Waterpower Workout Book; Programs for Fitness, Injury Prevention, and Healing
     

The Complete Waterpower Workout Book; Programs for Fitness, Injury Prevention, and Healing

by Lynda Huey, Robert Forster, Pete Romano (Photographer)
 

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The definitive guide to a fitness and healing breakthrough from the leading water exercise trainer and a renowned sports physical therapist

Millions of people are discovering the benefits of working out in water—Olympic athletes, dancers, fitness enthusiasts, workout rookies, pregnant women, seniors, even those recovering from injuries or surgery.

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The definitive guide to a fitness and healing breakthrough from the leading water exercise trainer and a renowned sports physical therapist

Millions of people are discovering the benefits of working out in water—Olympic athletes, dancers, fitness enthusiasts, workout rookies, pregnant women, seniors, even those recovering from injuries or surgery. Working against water’s natural resistance makes for a healthier, more balanced workout than is possible on land—with virtually no risk of damage to the body. Water exercise is so safe that doctors and physical therapists are prescribing it as part of injury rehabilitation programs. The Complete Waterpower Workout Book offers:

Waterpower and Deep Waterpower: Two basics programs, one low impact and the other no impact, can be tailored to provide everyone with the right fitness challenge.

Total Fitness: Both programs build aerobic and anaerobic fitness, muscle strength and tone, flexibility, good body alignment, and agility.

Sports and Dance Workouts:
Athletes and dancers can work on the strength and skills they need without the overtraining injuries so common on land.

Water Healing: Those who have been injured or who have undergone surgery can use the water healing workouts in this book, developed with orthopedic surgeon Dan Silver, M.D., to speed recovery while maintaining or even improving fitness.

With easy-to-follow instructions and two hundred photographs, this is the one book you need to fully participate in this vitally important wave in fitness.

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Library Journal
Because water supports the body while providing resistance to body movement, water-workout pioneer Huey maintains that water training provides all the benefits of more strenuous forms of exercise without the risk of injury. These features make water training a versatile form of exercise that almost everyone (from runners and weight trainers to senior citizens and pregnant women) can enjoy. Designed for people wishing to vary their workouts and for those recovering from injuries, this definitive guide offers an impressive range of exercise programs--emphasizing balanced strength, aerobic and anaerobic fitness, and flexibility--in deep and shallow water for both swimmers and nonswimmers. Clear, concise instructions are given for each of the workout programs--waterpower, deep waterpower, dance-specific, sport-specific, and lower-body, upper-body, and post-surgical rehabilitation. Recommended for both lay readers and specialists. (Photographs not seen.)-- Linda Chopra, Cleveland Heights-University Heights P.L., Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679745549
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Pages:
371
Sales rank:
1,347,161
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lynda Huey, M.S., is the founder of Huey’s Athletic Network and a world-renowned expert on aquatic rehabilitation and physical therapy. In addition to her work with injured Olympic athletes, she has written four books on water exercise and healing, as well as dozens of articles for leading American sports magazines.

Robert Forster, PT, has practiced sports physical therapy in Santa Monica, California, for more than thirty years. He has lectured throughout the United States and Europe on sports rehabilitation and safety in exercise. He has worked with such leaders in the exercise industry as Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld and Kathy Smith, and also served on the California Governor’s Council of Physical Fitness Advisory Board.

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