Tuesday, July 02 2019

Flexibility training is important but sometimes we don’t always leave enough time at the end of a workout for adequate stretching. Ideally, stretches should be held for at least 30-45 seconds for optimal flexibility benefits – but depending on time and pool temperature, that is not always possible.

This short video features a basic aqua wall stretch that you can do when time is limited. Many of the major muscle groups are targeted in this short stretch. By using the wall as point of stability – range of motion is enhanced in the stretches.

The newly posted Aqua X Core Workout does not include a final stretch in the video or audio workout. Instead, I referenced this short video as an example of a basic stretch that could be performed at the conclusion of the workout.

This short video has been posted for Fitmotivation subscribers in the video area and it does include notes. The video has also been posted on the Fitmotivation YouTube channel.

Author: Mark Grevelding is the founder of Fitmotivation. He is also a training specialist and consultant with the Aquatic Exercise Association’s (AEA). Mark has been active in the fitness industry for 22 years as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, international presenter and a continuing education provider for AEA, AFAA & ACE.