Water Polo Description
Water polo is a challenging water sport played between two teams that try to throw a ball into the opponents' goal. This sport requires skill, speed, conditioning and endurance. Stretching and proper warm-up before engaging in this sport are important due to the sudden twisting, turning and throwing motions which occur. Water polo requires an individual to be a proficient swimmer, because he cannot touch the sides or bottom of the pool for extended periods of time.
Water Polo Risks
Water Polo Sport-specific applications
Water Polo Equipment required
Water Polo Applicable substitutions
Water Polo Reference sources, organizations and publications
Muscle groups used
Primary muscles: shoulder, chest, forearms, triceps, quadriceps, hamstrings, hip abductors and hip adductors Assistance muscles: obliques, abdominals, calves, lower back (erector spinae) and upper back (trapezius, latissimus dorsi)
Approximately 0.07 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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