Running in a Pool

  • AdventureTime

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    Oct 12, 2015 12:35 PM GMT
    Hey there,

    Is there any real benefit to running in the lap lane in a pool? Or would you say that running in a pool has helped your lower body?
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    Oct 12, 2015 1:53 PM GMT
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    AdventureTime saidHey there,

    Is there any real benefit to running in the lap lane in a pool?


    To annoy the swimmers?

    Actually I have a cousin who "runs" walks a pool actually but he needs it because from earlier athletics his knees are so fucked up that they probably can't be fixed. Super painful for the guy. So the pool gives him a chance to exercise what's left of his body.

    So for someone with bad back or bad knees, I'm glad they have that. For anyone else? Get the fuck out of our lanes.
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    Oct 12, 2015 2:20 PM GMT
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    So for someone with bad back or bad knees, I'm glad they have that. For anyone else? Get the fuck out of our lanes.

    I was prescribed aquatic exercise following my knee surgery. Initially in the Army where the operation was performed, and again years later by the VA. For the reasons you stated.

    Except mine was in groups led by instructors. You'll often see seniors exercising together, too. Pools may be reserved for this purpose.

    Water provides a low-impact muscle resistance, and gives the body buoyancy. Naturally one could do these exercises solo, once you learn the techniques. But individually interfering with swimming pool use by others, especially during posted lap times, is selfish & boorish.
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    Oct 12, 2015 2:28 PM GMT
    Notice the change when a 'hidden profile' quotes another post?

    "engage stalker reduction device" lololol

    Funny thing is that it doesn't carry through to the next post when Bob quotes Alan.

    If you saw what Whitewater was doing when he quoted his own posts, I see why Jeff is trying to make a change. On second thought, Alan, how'd you do that?
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    Oct 12, 2015 2:37 PM GMT
    AdventureTime saidHey there,

    Is there any real benefit to running in the lap lane in a pool? Or would you say that running in a pool has helped your lower body?
    Running in water works the legs a lot harder and has therapeutic benefits for those with serious injuries. However it would be preferable if they did this type of activity at a beach where there is much more room. A pool is too busy, crowded, and restricted in space to be doing this unless it is during off hours.
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    Oct 12, 2015 2:57 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidNotice the change when a 'hidden profile' quotes another post?

    "engage stalker reduction device" lololol

    Funny thing is that it doesn't carry through to the next post when Bob quotes Alan.

    If you saw what Whitewater was doing when he quoted his own posts, I see why Jeff is trying to make a change. On second thought, Alan, how'd you do that?


    Deco rightfully just selected a part of my quote to quote. And in quoting you get the screen name so not a problem.

    All I did in mine was a screenshot that I can I add as image to an initial post on a thread so people don't think I'm being purposely creepy about the hidden thang when all I'm doing is making it not so easy for stalkers to stalk. Think of it as letterhead. It doesn't stop the stalking but it makes them work for it. And I only did that because the stalking got so obviously out of hand. This method does seem to work to some degree so I'll stick with it as long as it is allowed. I don't see anything detrimental about it. And anyone can always just hit quote to see who it is.
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    Oct 12, 2015 3:05 PM GMT
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    freedomisntfree saidNotice the change when a 'hidden profile' quotes another post?

    "engage stalker reduction device" lololol

    Funny thing is that it doesn't carry through to the next post when Bob quotes Alan.

    If you saw what Whitewater was doing when he quoted his own posts, I see why Jeff is trying to make a change. On second thought, Alan, how'd you do that?


    Deco rightfully just selected a part of my quote to quote. And in quoting you get the screen name so not a problem.

    All I did in mine was a screenshot that I can I add as image to an initial post on a thread so people don't think I'm being purposely creepy about the hidden thang when all I'm doing is making it not so easy for stalkers to stalk. Think of it as letterhead. It doesn't stop the stalking but it makes them work for it. And I only did that because the stalking got so obviously out of hand. This method does seem to work to some degree so I'll stick with it as long as it is allowed. I don't see anything detrimental about it. And anyone can always just hit quote to see who it is.


    Exactly. Like a preset header. I learned a bit of HTML that could be used to do something this, but couldn't remember much of it.

    "engage stalker reduction device"

    That was funny!

    "I don't see anything detrimental about it."

    Not at all.
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    Oct 12, 2015 7:32 PM GMT
    theantijock said

    Deco rightfully just selected a part of my quote to quote. And in quoting you get the screen name so not a problem.

    I always try to quote selectively, to save space, and to focus on what I'm replying to specifically. For additional clarity I'll add underlining to the preceding text.

    But that doesn't always work here. Sometimes a post is "messy" and I can't easily extract just the parts I want. So I either have to quote the entire thing, which I hate to do, or just let it pass.
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    Oct 12, 2015 9:41 PM GMT

    Yeah, I "walk" in the pool, I alternate during my sessions, swim laps, then walk, back stroke...etc, that way it doesn't get boring and my body doesn't get used to one particular stoke. I have horrible knee joints and yes, the resistance works quite well with my lower half, I cant do normal squats with weights to build my legs like everyone else is able to. I can do squats on horizontal press with back support if I can find that machine.

    Gym pools, the water level is a constant 4ft or less for this walk/run purpose, any deeper, there is no way you could actually walk, it would be ineffective. Aquatic physical therapy is popular for injuries too.





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    Oct 13, 2015 3:11 PM GMT
    How about jogging in place in water?

    That's minimally disruptive for lap swimmers.

    What I can't stand is when walkers continue to walk two abreast - SELFISH! - instead of single file when the posted rules clearly state that if a third party enters the lanes everyone has to walk/swim single file, circle swimming/walking. Usually the two walking abreast is some morbidly obese person and her trainer. I'm fine with that - some people need someone to talk at to stay motivated, even if it's just walking in a pool. Trainers probably know better but presumably don't care since they're being paid by their Chatty Cathys.
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    Oct 14, 2015 6:09 PM GMT
    Any form of aquatic exercise is easier on the joints, and thus often prescribed in recovery. But, do it w/ due regard and courtesy for the lap swimmers. That means:

    1. Stay out of their way;
    2. Exercise only in one end of the pool;
    3. Use the rec, not the lap, pool if more than one is available;
    4. Use only one lane in the pool, and exercise in line, not across the lane; and
    5. Don't pee in the pool!

    Seriously, folks in recovery sometimes have continence problems and they should be aware of how to handle them wherever they go. An "accident" means that the pool must close and often be drained and refilled, wasting time, water, and money, as well as depriving those who swim for exercise of their own health regimen.
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    Oct 14, 2015 6:21 PM GMT
    theantijock saidAll I did in mine was a screenshot that I can I add as image to an initial post on a thread so people don't think I'm being purposely creepy about the hidden thang when all I'm doing is making it not so easy for stalkers to stalk. Think of it as letterhead. It doesn't stop the stalking but it makes them work for it. And I only did that because the stalking got so obviously out of hand. This method does seem to work to some degree so I'll stick with it as long as it is allowed. I don't see anything detrimental about it. And anyone can always just hit quote to see who it is.


    I found it a touch annoying because I couldn't figure out why it was there until reading this or if that was in fact you or someone trying to make fun of you.

    How were people stalking you so bad that led to this? Just clicking on your profile a lot? PMs? Your picture looks familiar from last time I was here and I ordinarily would have tried to refresh my memory of someone by looking at their profile but... can't. But it's no biggy. I know the forum has many annoyances. I'll leave you to yours :p

    I'd say that any exertion of energy in a pool is going to be pretty good vs. doing nothing, but it's hard to compare it to something else because there are too many variables. I just started swimming again the other day and holy crap my legs hurt (inner upper thighs). I may require a massage icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 14, 2015 6:29 PM GMT
    Guys, please post the correct 'Forum Post' under the assigned collumn. This is a fitness discussion and should have been posted as such, under 'Fitness'. Anyone who gets the run's in a pool full of swimmers, is the one who ate too much En'chalado or Burito's.
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    Oct 14, 2015 7:41 PM GMT
    Fine_Young_Cannibal saidGuys, please post the correct 'Forum Post' under the assigned collumn. This is a fitness discussion and should have been posted as such, under 'Fitness'. Anyone who gets the run's in a pool full of swimmers, is the one who ate too much En'chalado or Burito's.


    Or, the one who lost control of his bowels after his successful bout w/ colon cancer. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 15, 2015 4:54 AM GMT
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    theantijock saidAll I did in mine was a screenshot that I can I add as image to an initial post on a thread so people don't think I'm being purposely creepy about the hidden thang when all I'm doing is making it not so easy for stalkers to stalk. Think of it as letterhead. It doesn't stop the stalking but it makes them work for it. And I only did that because the stalking got so obviously out of hand. This method does seem to work to some degree so I'll stick with it as long as it is allowed. I don't see anything detrimental about it. And anyone can always just hit quote to see who it is.


    I found it a touch annoying because I couldn't figure out why it was there until reading this or if that was in fact you or someone trying to make fun of you.

    How were people stalking you so bad that led to this? Just clicking on your profile a lot? PMs? Your picture looks familiar from last time I was here and I ordinarily would have tried to refresh my memory of someone by looking at their profile but... can't. But it's no biggy. I know the forum has many annoyances. I'll leave you to yours :p

    I'd say that any exertion of energy in a pool is going to be pretty good vs. doing nothing, but it's hard to compare it to something else because there are too many variables. I just started swimming again the other day and holy crap my legs hurt (inner upper thighs). I may require a massage icon_lol.gif


    You can always hit quote on a hidden which shows who did the post. I did notice that some others followed suit on that, thus my new letterhead.

    Don't really want to get into the entire affair in detail. Just to say this method has improved what was becoming an annoyance.

    My profile never said much, just mostly a series of pictures from my many decades. I'm not here to hook up so I really don't give a shit about any of that anyway. I believe I'm fairly consistent and somewhat unmistakable in my thinking. I'm hidden, not hiding.

    Back to swim. It really does hit just about the entire body as opposed to a lot of other things that tend to isolate. though even with swimming it's good to learn all the strokes to really hit everything. Like just a simple elementary backstroke is excellent on the forearms and even the mid section a bit to get that frog kick going.

    I generally do crawl, breast, side (both sides and also I alternate lapping scissor with inverted, elementary back, back and recently I've added the combat side which I really enjoy. Pretty much all of them but for butterfly as I'm careful about arching my lower back (a bad construction accident damaged discs there) but I do sometimes work a dolphin kick underwater where there's less stress. Also I do some underwater laps to work lung capacity but also because its so relaxing.

    For the op in a small pool, if deep enough, you could maybe work up a routine of treading water which is usually a relaxed stroke but I'd think after some practice that could be done fairly vigorous just by increasing its speed as your cardio improves. Don't hit it hard at first.

    Hell, you could do sprint treads. I don't know what that is, just made it up. But why not. you just scull your hands and arms real fast. Get that beater kick going. The worst that'll happen is you'll rocket out of the water.

    In fact, according to legend, I believe Jesus was into speed treading. Walking on water? Nooooo. He was just a fast treader.

    Ooops, must have made a wrong turn onto a wrong thread. That whole tread thingy was for the guy afraid of the gym pool in other swim thread, not this op. my bad.

    Look, it's water walking raptor Jesus
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