Picking A Water Exercise Video
Deciding on which water exercise video to purchase can be hard considering the number of choices available today. However, because of the sheer number of choices, you will surely find a water exercise video that meets your specific needs.
Water exercise video prices usually fall in the $20-$30 range. Aside from the price, you must also consider if the video features a wide range of exercises, from beginner to advance. You want to get value for your money and not waste it on a video that will bore or no longer challenge you after only a short time.
You should also consider if the workouts offer variety. Since most water exercise videos offer only hour-long workouts, the movements have to be versatile enough for you to customize to your desired level and exercise time.
Two of the most popular water exercise video gurus are Karen Westfall and Carol Argo. Westfall is known for her athletic, breezy videos. Argo, on the other hand, is known for using Tai Chi, Yoga, and Pilates in her water exercise videos. Following are some examples of what they have to offer.
Aqua Combo Splash
In this aerobics and toning water exercise video, Westfall demonstrates a workout for beginner to advanced levels. It includes a take-to-the-pool audio CD. Workout time of 68 minutes breaks into the following:
* warm up = 6 minutes
* aerobics = 40 minutes
* toning = 16 minutes
* cool down = 6 minutes
Westfall focuses on toning the upper body, the lower body and, to a lesser extent, the abdominal muscles through Rebound Aerobics (jumping jacks, jogging, etc.). A Strength & Toning segment uses paddles for more resistance.
Pilates, Tai Chi, and Yoga
Argo says that, as we age, we need more inspiring workouts that can adapt to the changes in our bodies. In three water exercise videos, Argo promotes the following:
* Pilates = 62 minutes
For strengthening the abs and back, improving posture, and creating a long, lean look. Workout comprises shallow water and noodle exercises. Modifications are suggested.
* Tai Chi = 40 minutes
Focuses on balance, coordination, grace, posture, strength, flexibility, agility, and mental focus. Features 21 movements, plus stretches, many of which can also be used on land.
* Yoga = 56 minutes
For flexibility, improved breathing, strength, and body awareness. Traditional poses include the Tree, Sun Salutation, Eagle, Half-moon, Cobra, Warrior, etc. For all ages and levels.
If you are new to water workouts, then you should really consider buying a water exercise video from renowned experts. This way, you are assured that the routines promoted are indeed safe to execute.
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