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Make the Pool Your Gym: No-Impact Water Workouts for Getting Fit, Building Strength and Rehabbing from Injury

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STEP INTO THE NON-IMPACT, TOTAL-BODY BENEFITS OF WATER EXERCISE
Once used primarily for rehabilitation, water exercise has been proven to build strength, improve cardiovascular fitness and burn calories — all without the strain and trauma of land-based activities. This flexible training tool can help you:
• Improve muscular strength
• Increase flexibility
• Enhance cardiovascu
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Ulysses Press (first published February 1st 2012)
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Rachel
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Very small amount of content. Easily found online. I wish it was spiral bound and water proof for the side of the pool. That would be the value of the book.
Shala Kerrigan
Feb 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have some pretty serious back and knee issues, and without regular exercise, they can get worse. Water aerobics is perfect for people who have mobility issues and it's a regular part of my week. It's also something that you can do even if you can't swim.

Make the Pool Your Gym: No-Impact Water Workouts for Getting Fit, Building Strength and Rehabbing from Injury by Dr. Karl Knopf is a photographed manual on how to start water workouts for absolute beginners who might not have a class available
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Gerald Kinro
Oct 08, 2012 rated it liked it
In this short, well-illustrated guide, Knopf discusses the benefits of water exercises—low impact, lower heart rate, the cooling effect, resistance, and therapeutic benefits. He describes various exercises and programs that use very little equipment.

This is a simple and informative guide useful to both swimmers and non-swimmers.
Linda Brighton
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Wish section 3 was section 2

This is a good book. I've been doing aqua exercises for a while, yet I picked up some ideas here. If the pictures of exercises were the 2nd section, then the good Cross Fit-like exercises would make more sense.

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Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 stars. I learned a few things, but the book could be better (for example, it could include a water proof diagram to have at the side of the pool.
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