The low impact movement of aquatic exercises are ideal for a no stress way to exercise. Individuals with diagnosed health problems, such as sport injuries or arthritis will find aquatics a fun and pain-free form of exercise. The benefits of water aerobics are phenomenal, as with any type of aerobics the release of endorphins helps aid in pain management, while uplifting the moon. Add water to the equation, and you double the benefits. And it is possible to target the same muscle groups with aquatics, as with traditional weight training method's.The increased cardiovascular health health advantage gained through water resistance exercise is an excellent way to tone and condition your entire body. Among the many muscle groups that can be targeted, are the chest muscles. Important for supporting the back and upper torso, your chest muscles can be strengthened and enhanced. The following steps will teach you how to tone your chest muscles with aquatic exercises.
Things You'll Need
- Access to a swimming pool or other water source with variable depths
Perform the breaststroke in a deeper area of the pool. The circle motion created as your arms push you through the water, will condition your chest muscles while also strenghening your shoulders. Swim in laps, slowly increasing as you become stronger.
Hold your arms at your sides in the shallow area of the pool, about chest height . In sets of 10, raise your arms forward, until they are even with your shoulders, and then back to starting position. The resistance of the water will tone the muscles of the arms and chest.
Grip the side of the pool and gently raise yourself as if to lift yourself out of the pool. Starting with sets of 10, increasing as you get stronger will give a great arm and chest workout.
Hold both arms shoulder height on both sides of your body, forming an L shape on each. The L would be formed with your arms stretched straight out and elbows bent upwards. Slowly bring each arm inwards towards your body with your elbows still bent. Slowly bring your arms back to starting position and repeat in sets of ten for a great chest workout.
Tips & Warnings
- Be sure to speak to your doctor before starting any exercise routine.
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