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Water Aerobics Group

  1. 1. Water Aerobics<br />Evan Bennett<br />Shauna Brown<br />Rashawn Beatty <br />Darius Bogertey<br />Garret Braun<br />
  2. 2. What is Water Aerobics?<br />As the name implies, this is aerobics that are conducted in water.<br />These movements require the delivery of oxygen to various muscles of the body, especially the primary muscles used during the exercises.<br />
  3. 3. History<br />It was originated in 1968 by Dr. Kenneth Cooper, also known as the “Father of Aerobics.”<br />Dr. Cooper came up with the term by pluralizing the word "aerobic'' (meaning to exist in air or oxygen). <br />Once aerobics caught on, he researched aerobics further and developed water aerobics. <br />
  4. 4. Benefits of Water Aerobics<br />Low Impact on Joints<br />Great for those with balance issues <br />Decreased muscle soreness <br />Improves muscular endurance<br />Improves core strength and endurance<br />Keeps body cool during exercise<br />Burns enormous amount of calories<br />Improves flexibility<br />Fun and enjoyable<br />
  5. 5. Modifications<br />
  6. 6. Improvements<br />Water aerobics help strengthen:<br />Upper body<br />Lower body<br />Cardiovascular system <br />Respiratory system<br />As well as:<br />Reduce body fat<br />Tone and build lean muscle<br />
  7. 7. Cost<br />The cost may vary for a pool or lake, it depends.<br />An above ground swimming pool can come up to the cost of $1500 to $5000.<br />In ground can come up to a total of $10,000 to $22,000.<br />Swimming in a lake is normally free of charge.<br />
  8. 8. Equipment<br />Essential equipment<br />Pool<br />Lake<br />Optional Equipment<br />Pull Floats<br />Fins<br />Paddles<br />Kickboards<br />Flotation belts<br />Water Dumbbells<br />Water noodles<br />
  9. 9. Equipment con’t<br />Description of the Optional equipment<br />Flotation belts- Helps with balance during exercise<br />Water dumbbells- Can be used for resistance training in the water with a lower chance of injury.<br />
  10. 10. Equipment cont<br />Water noodles- allows one to float while using arms and legs during exercise <br /> **Really helpful for those who can not swim<br />Ankle/ Wrist weights- Used for resistance.<br />
  11. 11. Lesson Plan<br />30 to 4o min. exercise<br />Warm Up- 10 mins<br />- Knee lifts -30 secs.<br />- Walk/ Run back & forth in pool - 5 mins<br />- Alternate arm lifts - 30 secs<br />- Modified jumping jacks - 1 min.<br />
  12. 12. Lesson plan cont<br />Actual Workout <br />1) Water dumbbells, push down to hip - 3 sets of 10<br />2) Water dumbbells, by the side of body, then bring up parallel to shoulders - 2 sets of 10<br />3) Underwater, rotate arms making small circles - 30 secs.<br />4) With noodle, high knees/jogging in place while pushing out noodle - 3 sets of30 secs<br />5) Front kicks - 3 sets of 10<br />
  13. 13. Lesson Plan cont<br />Actual workout cont<br />6) Up against rail for support, kick back- 3 sets of 10<br />7) With noodle, place under leg & curl (hamstring curls) - 2 sets of 10 both legs.<br />8) Modified jumping jack - 3 sets of 20 secs<br />9) With or without water dumbbells, punch out in water - 30 secs each arm<br />10) Jog in place - 1 min.<br />
  14. 14. Lesson Plan cont<br />Cool down<br />Walk around pool 1 time<br />
  15. 15. References<br />Carter, J. (2007, November 17). EzineArticles.com Water Aerobics. <br /> Retrieved from http://ezinearticles.com/?Water-Aerobics&id=838072<br /> .AOLWebSuite .AOLPicturesFullSizeLink { height: 1px; width: 1px; overflow: hidden; } .AOLWebSuite a {color:blue; text- decoration: underline; cursor: pointer} .AOLWebSuitea.hsSig {cursor: default} <br />Dryden, J. (2010, December 03). Livestrong.com<br /> The history of aerobics. Retrieved from http://www.livestrong.com/article/324355-the-history-of-aerobics/<br />Livestrong.com <br />http://www.livestrong.com/article/104715-water-aerobics-exercises- seniors/<br />Satalkar, B. (2010, July 15). Buzzle.com<br /> Intelligent life on the web: water aerobics. <br /> Retrieved from http://www.buzzle.com/articles/water-aerobics.html<br />