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Pool Workouts For Athletes Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Pool Workouts For Athletes.

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5 Fun Ways to Dive In to Aquatic Exercise

The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or...  Read more

Dara Torres Took the Plunge at 41

During the 2008 Summer Olympics, we heard countless inspirational stories about the athletes who were there to compete. Every competitor was special and had an inspiring story of the determination, setbacks, and hard work that got them there. But I c...  Read more

Exercising in Water

Have you ever considered including water fitness into your exercise routine? This can be a great way to increase strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health. Plus, during the months of summer heat, what is a better way to keep cool? Wa...  Read more

9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes...  Read more

Swimming: Take the Plunge!

I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis...  Read more

I'm new to this site. I started a new workout prog
Updated 9/29/2014 8:07:13 PM

I'm new to this site. I started a new workout program 4 weeks ago, I've lost 6 pounds so far. I need to work on portion control. I'm using only salad plates instead of full size dinner plates. Looking for more suggestions....  Read more

You know what's hard?! After a great workout walk
Updated 9/29/2014 10:30:02 AM

You know what's hard?! After a great workout walking by the bakery and smelling the baking donuts!!! I just kept on walking!!...  Read more

Does work count as a workout?
Updated 10/1/2014 4:46:18 AM

I'm a server at a restaurant and I walk a ridiculous amount during my shift. I often stay on my feet for 7 hours at a time, lifting heavy plates and trays. Can I include this as maybe a slow walk under fitness? I'm constantly moving, I often sweat an...  Read more

I'm new and I am looking for a diet/workout buddy
Updated 9/29/2014 12:52:47 AM

I'm new and I am looking for a diet/workout buddy in north jersey that can keep motivated...  Read more

How do you run and workout with a weak bladder. Af
Updated 9/29/2014 6:37:30 PM

How do you run and workout with a weak bladder. After having my son I have not been able to jump rope, etc. Without running to bathroom every 3rd jump :(...  Read more

Pool exercise

If you have a pool, get some pool exercise equipment and workout in the water. ....  Read more

Awake the Athlete

"All of us are athletes. Some of us are in training and some of us are not. Our job as a coach is to awaken the inner athlete." -Coach RutherfordI remind myself that I am an athlete and listen to "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. Cheesy but it works.1...  Read more

Dance Dance Revolution

For those of us that love the game and realize that it's a great workout as well =)...  Read more

The Dangers of Letting Kids Specialize in Just One Sport

This spring, we interviewed Dave Ellis, one of the country's foremost sports nutritionists. Now, Ellis is sharing with us a hot topic in youth sports: the dangers of early specialization. As a coach, I work with kids along the continuum. My own ki...  Read more

7 Water Exercise Routines

One of my favorite activities, aside from running, is water aerobics. Some gyms refer to these classes as Aqua-Exercises, Hydro-Workouts or Aquatic Exercises. If you have never taken a water aerobics class, I highly encourage you to do so. Not only w...  Read more