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Water Exercise by Martha White

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Water exercise is excellent for physical therapy and fitness because it enhances range of motion and eases pain of movement. Now a single book makes it easy for you to design your own water exercise program, whether for injury rehabilitation, special conditions, cross-training, or just shaping up.

Water Exercise features 78 clearly described and illustrated exercises that range from beginning to advanced levels of difficulty. The book also features complete exercise programs for specific injuries and conditions and for improved fitness. You can tailor each program to suit your needs, so no matter which exercise program you choose, you'll start at the appropriate level and progress safely into more challenging movements.

Part I discusses the rehabilitative benefits of water exercise, along with guidelines for customizing your workout program and descriptions of accessories that can add a whole new dimension to your exercising.

Part II presents 26 beginning, 29 intermediate, and 18 advanced exercises. Each exercise features one or more illustrations and descriptions of equipment needed, starting position, movements, precautions, and special hints for making the exercise more effective. You'll also find four illustrated deep-water exercises for improving cardiovascular endurance and decreasing compressive forces on the spine.

Part III features injury-specific water exercise programs for recovering from injuries or surgery, with chapters devoted to rehabilitating the lower leg, ankle and foot, knee, thigh, pelvis and hip, trunk and spine, shoulder, and lower arm and wrist.

Part IV details water exercise programs to help you achieve total fitness from a beginner's level to an advanced cross-training program. This section also includes a chapter of water exercise programs for people with rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson's disease, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis.

Water Exercise is especially suited to:

• People attempting to regain strength and flexibility after an injury or surgery
• Sedentary people just starting an exercise program
• Individuals wanting to lose weight and gain muscle tone
• Fitness enthusiasts and athletes seeking to maintain or increase their fitness level
• Aquatic therapists and exercise instructors looking to expand their knowledge of water exercise


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    on 12/29/2013

    I have finished with the therapist and need more guidance so this book provides that now that I have no one else guiding me so that I know what to do and how far to push as I have a tendency to over do it when it comes to my water exercises and end up too tired and sore.

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    on 3/7/2013

    I like that the exercises are grouped according to skill level. I had the book spiral-bound so it would lay flat and I'll copy a few pages and laminate them to take to the pool.  A good investment in my beginning water aerobics class

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    By from
    on 2/22/2011

    This is a wonderful book for the person who wants to exercise in water.  Terrific information, clearly explained with pictures.  Highly recommend it.

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    By from
    on 2/2/2011

    Because of severe arthritis, I am not able to do much in the gym, but in the pool I can do as much of anything I choose to, pain free. The book has something for everybody, with or without restrictions.

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    By from
    on 11/10/2010

    Although printed several years ago, this book met my needs for adding to my routine in a therapy pool.  I'm trying to figure a way to load the pages into my computer, add music while I'm doing the repetitions, then being able to go on to the next exercise.  I've searched for a video on CD, but haven't located one.

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    By from
    on 11/7/2010

    Outstanding book. Only wished it had a water proof pull out of all the exercises. I hope she has a DVD coming out to play on my portable.

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    By from
    on 10/11/2010

    I purchased the book for my mother-in-law following her recent heart surgery.  She is enjoying the exercises in their community pool. She   shared the information with friends to start their own water exercise group.  A plus for women and heart health.

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    By from
    on 7/7/2010

    I like the pink bar bells for exercising, also the blue paddles, and the arm weights for my granddaughter, I used these wonderful things. They help me do my exercises in the water which is good for my back arms, almost every exercise I learned to do through therapy. Now I can do them myself. Fantastic Items. I recommend them for anyone who wants to do water exercises. Thank you for helping me. There great.Oh yes the book has a lot of good information too. It's a good learning book for exercises to help yourself too. i give it the number 10 rating which is the highest in most cases.

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    By from
    on 7/3/2009

    While her hairstyle may be out of date the exercises are not!  Some good workouts for all

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    By from
    on 7/15/2014

    I started to do water exercises/therapy due to a problem knee and back.  I wanted to go beyond the few exercises that physical therapy taught me.  The book gives me new exercise ideas but still helps me keep from going beyond what I should be doing.  This book has been extremely helpful to me at this time of my healing.


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