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Posts tagged with "Exercise"

6 Water Exercises That are Perfect For You (& Everyone You Know)

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If you’re under the impression that water aerobics exercises are for the weak, the frail-bodied, or for little old ladies with flower caps, you’re sadly mistaken. Not only do water exercises tone muscle, increase flexibility, and challenge your cardiovascular system, they also assist in shedding unwanted pounds (because, that’s the point, right?). And, because water [...]

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The AquaZulu Flotation Belt: Sleek, But Mighty

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In an aquatic fitness market that’s saturated with basic, foam swim belts, the AquaZulu Flotation Belt rises to the top. This robustly buoyant and versatile water belt is made by Zulu Fitness Systems (right here in the USA) and echoes the design of the lauded Hydro-Tone Belt. Because the AquaZulu features the very same cut [...]

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How Many Carbs Should I Eat?

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A Simple Guide to Carb Loading While carbohydrates are a primary fuel source for a training body, many swimmers consume far too many carbs than necessary. If you find yourself asking, “How many carbs should I eat to stay energized?”, check out the simple guide below. After all, sound eating habits lead to fruitful training [...]

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3 Water Aerobics Exercises for Improved Balance and Posture

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Studies have shown that as we age our posture changes, shifting our center of gravity and affecting our overall balance. Poor posture and balance leads to higher risk of falls and impaired mobility. Simple posture-strengthening water aerobics exercises are a great way to improve core strength and stability. Check out these easy, yet effective, exercises [...]

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The Great Unwashed: Strategies for Working out When Showers Aren’t Nearby

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I like to run. A lot. But I also live in the Midwest where days can be quite short during the winter and time is scarce during the summer. Because I ran the Ragnar Relay and completed my first 70.3 triathlon last summer, I had to train during the middle of the day at times [...]

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Cross Training For Swimmers

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Just as dryland athletes hit the pool to cross-train in a heavy-resistance environment, it’s important for swimmers to take the time to train on dryland to maintain bone density, among other benefits. According to a 2012 Forbes article, “yoga, running, and cycling are a fabulous trio of cross-training exercises, which if done regularly and well, [...]

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Water Workout with Hydro-Tone Bells

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Here’s an easy & fun (yet challenging) water workout that you can do in your spare time. All you’ll need is about 15 minutes and a set of Hydro-Tone Bells!   Karate Punch Hi-yah! You’ll love getting some aggression out (and feeling a major burn in your arms and abs) while doing this exercise. In [...]

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4 Steps to Surviving and Thriving in the Resolutioner Rush

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Ah, January. The month in which we wake up staring a new year down the nose and get motivated to make big changes. I’m just as guilty – I’ve spent the past six weeks indulging in Thanksgiving treats, delights during my Mexican vacation and an amazing Christmas candy cane crunch fudge. But the Ironman waits [...]

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20 Minute Aqua Jogging Workout

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If you have 20 minutes, access to a pool, and a trusty water jog belt, then you have everything you need to achieve a great aqua jogging workout. Don’t be fooled by this seemingly simple water routine. Even in-shape athletes may find themselves huffing and puffing to get through this workout that focuses on increasing [...]

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