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What makes pool exercises the best option for someone with weak muscles?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Whole-body excercise

Being in a pool enables you to reduce the stress on your "weight-bearing muscles and joints, and gently use muscles that often don't get used when standing on land.
In this way, you can spread the load by strengthening not only primary muscles but also secondary muscles, improving overall function by strengthening the structure.

In brief: Whole-body excercise

Being in a pool enables you to reduce the stress on your "weight-bearing muscles and joints, and gently use muscles that often don't get used when standing on land.
In this way, you can spread the load by strengthening not only primary muscles but also secondary muscles, improving overall function by strengthening the structure.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Buoyancy

You are more buoyant in water thus taking weight of joints as you exercise.
On the flip side water provides some nice resistance to increase muscle strength further supporting your joints.

In brief: Buoyancy

You are more buoyant in water thus taking weight of joints as you exercise.
On the flip side water provides some nice resistance to increase muscle strength further supporting your joints.
Dr. Judy Orton
Dr. Judy Orton
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