Awesome Endurance Deep Water Class
Friday, July 18, 2014
There were only three people who showed up for deep water class today and all of us were worker bees. Our instructor polled the class to see if we wanted to ramp things up since we have plenty of space to move around, whenever we have a small class. This morning we voted to do continuous aerobics with endurance training. In a word, it was awesome!!! All three of us pushed ourselves to perform to the best of our ability. We took off the flotation belts (since we could all swim) and stayed in continuous motion for the entire class. One of the moves is to tread water while holding a weight over you head. The Navy Seals who train at the Y, use a twenty five pound weight, which they retrieve from the bottom of the pool, and hold overhead while treading for two minutes. I don't think we will be able to go that far but our goal is to at least hold a five pound weight up in the air while treading for two minutes. Treading water is easy for me. I can tread with my hands in the air for over fifteen minutes but holding a weight up in the air is no easy feat!
I was surprised at the progress I have made in just six months. Even with all of my physical ailments, I have built up my stamina and endurance significantly. Our instructor has us fill out a personal sheet tracking our private goals and our progress achieving them. I was pleased when I looked back on what I wanted to do in January. I have progressed so much! Yay me!!!