Aqua fitness is a low-resistance form of exercise that offers cardio-vascular, stretching and strengthening workouts using water resistance. This text offers specially designed programmes for deep and shallow water and a range that stretches from beginner to water-baby.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 182 x 232 x 12mm | 458.14g
- 30 Jan 2003
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 370 colour photographs, glossary, index
About Mimi Rodriguez Adami
Mimi Rodriguez Adami founded the Italian Aerobics and Fitness Instructor Association in 1987. Since 2000 Mimi has been teaching aerobics and fitness at the Department of Motor Sciences at Tor Vergata university, Rome. Her passion for aqua fitness makes her a highly sought-after lecturer.
Table of contents
Introduction: what is aquafitness?; what is fitness?; exercise principles; preparing to work out; contraindications to aquafitness. The basic moves: arm positions; kneelift and kick; bounce, jog and hopscotch; side step, jumping jacks and hip-ho jacks; stride, lunge, pendulum and tic-toc; twist, rocking horse and gazelle. Shallow-water combinations: star 1-6; super star; pendulum/jumping jack combination; nefertiti combination. Deep-water combinations: octopus 1-5; jumping jack combination; stride and cross-country ski; one-legged kick and turn; high kick combination. Muscle-toning exercises: upper arm muscles; chest, shoulders and upper back; should and back muscles; abdominals and back muscles - shallow water; abdominals and back muscles - deep water; outer and inner thigh muscles; glutes and hip flexors; quads and hamstrings. Flexibility and relaxation programme: ai chi; watsu. On the beach: using the sand; against the waves; shallow-water exercises; deep-water exercises. Sport-specific exercises: swimming; walking, jogging, striding, cycling; skiing, snowboarding; kickboxing; golf, tennis. Aquafitness programmes.