Monday, 7 September 2015

Staying afloat in fitness

Damion Butler

This week’s workout routine will be for those who enjoy swimming calisthenics and resistance band exercises.
Swimming is an excellent workout.
It is important to switch up your workout styles depending on what your desires are, but before we get deep into the workout, let's discuss the benefits of swimming and resistance band training.
Swimming is an excellent way to shed fat and tone up without putting tremendous pressure on the joints. In addition, exercising in the water accumulates 12 to 14 percent more resistance than land.
Another great amenity about working out in the water is that because water disperses heat more efficiently, there are less chances to overheat. If you cannot swim, that is completely fine, because you do not need to be a professional swimmer to enjoy the great workouts that are available.
There are plenty of workouts that utilize floatation devices to help you stay above water, while at the same time, give you that great workout.
Within this exercise routine, we will add calisthenics to develop extra strength and flexibility. For those who are unfamiliar with calisthenics, it is an exercise that develops strength and flexibility without using special equipment.
Pushups, jumping jacks, body squats and pull ups are all considered calisthenics because they can contract the muscles under your own body pressure, allowing no strain on the muscles.
Lastly, we will add the resistance band with the water and calisthenics exercises. Not only do we want to gain muscle, but we want to tone the body. By adding light-to-medium resistance training, we will increase muscle definition.
This land and water resistance workout will take you to the next level without the use of any special equipment. Before you start this three-in-one workout, you should stretch your whole body and drink plenty of water because you are still able to cramp up and dehydrate even though you are in water.
WORKOUT!
10 LAPS FREESTYLE
20 PUSH UPS BETWEEN EACH SET
50 ARM CURLS W/ RESISTANCE BAND

50 BODY SQUATS

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