What is the use of aqua fitness?
Such a long word as aqua aerobics is called group exercises in water, for example, in a pool or at sea. One of the easiest and most famous exercises is swimming. In order to attend aqua aerobics classes, you do not need to be a good swimmer, because all the exercises are performed at a shallow depth (waist or chest).
Today, this type of sports training is very popular, and is a whole set of exercises for which special equipment is used.
What is aqua aerobics and why is it so popular?
So if you are on the beach season, and you have not had time to prepare for it, feel free to sign up for the group and bring yourself into shape as soon as possible.
Classes in the water will help not only improve skin elasticity and emphasize the silhouette, but will be an excellent helper in the fight against cellulite. Indeed, due to its specificity, aqua aerobics helps to get rid of even the "orange peel", visible to the naked eye.
People of different ages and build can be engaged in the aqua aerobics program. Such workouts are like even very obese people, as well as those who can not swim. If you are determined to master this type of fitness, before you start, you should familiarize yourself with the proposed program and join the group for beginners.
Thus, you will know the basics and in the future you will be able to practice more intensively. At first glance, everything seems pretty simple, but the results will pleasantly surprise you. So from the first classes noticeably increased muscle tone, a decrease in volumes.
Why choose aqua aerobics
You have repeatedly noticed that when you are in the water, the body becomes light, like a feather and excess weight is not felt at all.
On the other hand, it becomes more difficult to move in water, since the density of water is several times higher than the density of air, which means that each movement under water requires more energy.
Based on this, aerobic exercise in the water has become very popular and effective. To improve their health and get rid of extra pounds in the pool are those who do not want to carry iron, and want to try something new.
Classes are held in intensive mode, to the music, the group on the shoulders is in the water, so they are embarrassed about the forms, there is no reason. Among other things, after water procedures, your emotional state will improve, your sleep will be normalized.
Being engaged in water, you use the muscles of the arms, chest, shoulders, buttocks and thighs. So training in a complex will improve your figure. For increase in loading, various stock is used: special gloves, belts, dumbbells.
What you need to practice, what are the exercises
First of all you should take care of your sportswear. Of course, an ordinary tracksuit is hardly suitable here, but an indoor swimsuit or swimming trunks is just what you need. In addition, get special shoes, goggles and a swimming cap. Inventory is usually already available.
The average class time is 40-50 minutes, but in groups for new ones, it can last half an hour. During the time allotted for classes, includes: warm up, the workout itself and cooling.
Usually the workout program looks like this:
- warm up in the pool (running on the spot, walking, etc.);
- stretching the muscles of the hips and legs, jumping;
- intense exercise;
- cooling, which includes a calm stretching.
In any case, the aqua aerobics program has a number of features and the complexity of the exercises depends on the preparation, so here you have to rely on the coach.
Also, training can be carried out at different depths (low, medium, high) and, if you will stand in the first two options, the latter involves a special belt that will keep you afloat. In this case, if you are afraid of water, it is better to refuse such classes.
Despite the fact that water training is considered to be very useful, you should be very careful if you have such diseases as:
- cardiovascular diseases;
- respiratory disorders, bronchial asthma;
- rheumatic diseases.
So, if you have it present, you should first consult with your doctor.
Attending aerobics is better 2-3 times a week, then you will soon achieve good results. Of course, provided that you reconsider your diet. Water aerobics burns a lot of calories, despite the fact that you do not feel any difficulties.
Yes, at the end of the workout you may feel a slight pain in the muscles, but it is not comparable with the pain that occurs during normal workouts.
So there is no doubt about the effectiveness of such physical activity, as well as the fact that in addition to losing weight, you will receive a bunch of bonuses in the form of smooth skin, good mood and sound sleep. So why put it off? Start as soon as possible!