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Warm water's just fine for a serious - and seriously challenging - workout, even for able-bodied athletes by Celia Storey | February 11, 2008 at 6:00 a.m.

No self-respecting ath-uh-lete wants to train in an old-lady swimming pool. Perish the thought.

Old-lady pools keep their water too hot - coddling diaper babies and arthritic grandpas and lazy, wimpy weaklings.

Athletes know (or think they know) that water warm enough for low-impact water aerobics rules out "serious" workouts. "That soup bowl," they snort, "it's a heat stroke waiting to happen."

And it is true that total immersion in warm water can raise your body temperature uncomfortably or even dangerously.

For more information see today's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Subscribers can read the story here on ArkansasOnline.

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