Tuesday, July 02 2019

This short video features an example of a simple aqua warm-up that includes base moves. Typically an aqua warm-up should last 5-8 minutes and can be as simple as water walking, basic movement, light jogging or causal swimming.

The newly posted Aqua X Core Workout does not include a warm-up in the video or audio workout. Instead, I referenced this short video as an example of a warm-up that could be performed prior to the workout. I do this basic warm-up in all of my classes – deep and shallow. In fact I do it so often my students could probably get on deck and teach it because they know it by heart.

This basic warm-up includes base moves that also serve as an active stretch. Passive or static stretching is not recommended in the beginning of an aqua aerobic workout, or really any aerobic workout, land or water. Active or dynamic stretching is preferred. In this type of stretching, basic movements are performed to enhance the lengthening/stretching of select muscles.

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.