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Monitoring the Intensity of Aquatic Resistance Exercises With Devices That Increase the Drag Force: An Update

Colado, Juan Carlos PhD1; Triplett, N Travis PhD, FNSCA, CSCS*D2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2009 - Volume 31 - Issue 3 - pp 94-100
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181a605b2
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AQUATIC EXERCISE HAS GROWN IN POPULARITY BUT HAS BEEN MAINLY USED FOR REHABILITATION AND GENERAL AEROBIC TRAINING. IT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT TO CONTROL THE INTENSITY OF AQUATIC RESISTANCE EXERCISES, WHICH HAS LIMITED THEIR USE. RECENT RESEARCH STUDIES HAVE DEVELOPED METHODS FOR CONTROLLING AND MONITORING INTENSITY LEVELS DURING AQUATIC RESISTANCE EXERCISES, WHICH MAY INCREASE THEIR USE IN BOTH THE GENERAL AND ATHLETIC POPULATIONS.

1Department of Physical Education and Sports, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain; and 2Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

Juan Carlos Colado is a faculty member in the Department of Physical Education and Sport at the University of Valencia in Spain.

N. Travis Triplett is an associate professor and the graduate program director in the Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University.

© 2009 National Strength and Conditioning Association