FIT TIP: Working Safely with Foam Weights

Safety and Efficacy is always Paramount at WaterART Fitness. Working with buoyant resistance is much more challenging than this may look. Realize water is buoyant, then there is a buoyant piece of resistance and then the client may have more built in buoyancy (aka body fat) to create a very challenging environment for both safety and efficacy. Review some exercises that are best suited to those who do want challenge and strength work and do not have any shoulder or neck issues. WaterART recommends that people with neck and shoulder problems carefully choose their upper body strength exercises not to aggravate that area. When in doubt start with one exercise then progress to adding more exercises -that way you may feel if the exercise benefits.