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    Dryland exercises for mermaiding

    Hi everyone!

    What are some drylands exercises you might recommend to help with mermaiding specifically when you can't get to a pool? I found a few drylands exercises for the dolphin kick that look great, but I was curious if there were any mermaiding-focused exercises you might also recommend.

    Thanks so much!

    Arctic Mermaid

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    Butt squats. Stand then squat, stand.
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    I know this may sound like a joke...because it is.....

    Act like a fish out of water. Get on the ground and start flopping around like you are trying to get back into the water.

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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone!

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    During quarantine, I've found yoga to be a very fulfilling and appropriate for trapped workouts. I'm lucky that my neighbor is a yoga instructor and transitioned her weekly classes to Facebook live-streaming during the Covid-19 thing, but when I want more mermaid-specific challenges there's a couple yoga-with-tail sessions out that aren't entirely embarrassing or lame. I've done both of these Youtube videos several times, and they're can get to be quite the workout when heaving yer fluke around.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUE4KYn4Xhg while just a short 10 minutes, it's a bonkers difficult workout. I do this one only after warming up with a normal yoga session.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSJvrsow8vQ This one's a nice 30-minute yoga workout, but instructor's dog kinda is distracting? LOL, what problems to have.


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    Walking/running on the spot. Swing those arms. Do the funny walk with knees chest high.

    They all get the heart pumping.
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    Breath-holding CO2 and O2 tables.
    Ankle stretches to better point your toes.
    Cold baths to acclimate to swimming in cold water.
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    Breath-holding CO2 and O2 tables.
    Don't do breath holding if you live by yourself!
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