The Burdenko Method of Health and Fitness – Part 2

by Igor Burdenko |  Date Released : 01 Feb 2008

  • Introduction
  • Coordination
  • Different equipment for different positions
  • Squat – side bend – twist and turns
  • Keys of Choreography
  • Mimicking sport
  • Flexibility – stretching in different positions
  • Shaking muscles to enhance communication with muscles
  • Preparing for Yoga and Pilates
  • Dangers of substituting sport as conditioning
  • Sport is not conditioning
  • Burdenko Water Walkers progressions
  • Land and water in different positions and speeds
  • Building up from 30 yards to 25 miles
  • Mixing up the variables
  • Useful, safe and cost effective equipment
  • Stick tubing and belt
  • The Stick – 6 feet long, changeable weight with sand filling
  • The Belt – gym on my body – rubber tubing to feet and arms
  • 30 minutes with the belt = 60 minutes without
  • Many uses of belt
  • If you can’t work with the bodyweight, you can’t work with weights
  • Gymnasts have the best core muscles – power of chin ups
  • Aqua-track and board with straps in water
  • Speed
  • Life Mission: Educate people
  • Conclusion

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Igor Burdenko

About the author: Igor Burdenko

Igor N. Burdenko Ph.D. is the founder and chairman of the Burdenko Water and Sports Therapy Institute. In May 2007, Dr. Burdenko was recognized by the Aquatic Exercise Association for his acheivement and passion for aquataics as he was recipient of the Global Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has worked as a rehabilitation and training consultant to numerous athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL, U.S. and Russian Olympic Teams, member of the U.S. Handicapped Olympic Team, and top international dancers and figure skaters. He was on the board of directors of The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation for the Prevention of Athletic Injuries and is a past member of the Aquatic Exercise Association Research Committee.

Educated in Russia, Dr. Burdenko received his Ph.D. in Sports Medicine and his M.S. in Physical Education. Dr. Burdenko has authored and co-authored four books and over one hundred articles on health and fitness, training and conditioning. He presents seminars and lectures throughout the world, and consults on the design and implementation of therapeutic facilities.

More than 30 years of experience and research have made Dr. Burdenko one of the world's leading authorities on the use of water for rehabilitation, conditioning and training.

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