Notes from the Lake

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General Guidelines
Put on an aqua belt before getting into the water and cinch the belt as tight as comfortably possible.  Warm-up in the water for 5 – 7 minutes before increasing the intensity.  Maintain a moderate to intense effort level for approximately 20 minutes if you’re a beginner and for 30 – 40 minutes if you’re intermediate or advanced.  Include a variety of movements into your workout, long and short body lever positions and slow and fast speeds.  Stretch afterwards…

We live in the South, so it’s okay to acknowledge (complain?) that summers can be miserable!  It’s hot; we sweat.  The humidity rises; our energy falls.  And, if we’re uncomfortable in the short time required to exit our air-conditioned car, walk across a parking lot, and enter an air-conditioned building, how can we possibly be expected to exercise outdoors for any length of time?  Subsequently, when the heat arrives, many choose to abandon their fitness pursuits and wait for the…

After a challenging workout, an intense sports competition or a new activity, you might feel some muscle soreness.  This is normal and if the soreness is mild, you will probably go about your day without giving it a second thought.  However, if your muscles are talking to you with every move you make and interfering with even simple basic functions, it would be a good idea to find a way to alleviate the pain.

However, the question many people have when soothing sore muscles is whether…