Focus on aqua running

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Aqua running is THE hot new sport. This year, we have seen the emergence of a multitude of water sports: aqua biking, aqua boxing, aqua yoga…
2013 has definitely been a year of pool sports.

After a focus on aqua sports, we decided to take a closer look at aqua running which is attracting a lot of interest from women.

 

WHAT IS AN AQUA RUNNING SESSION LIKE ? 

This sport can be done in two ways: either on a treadmill that has been specially adapted for the water environment, or on the floor of the pool.

In the first case, a treadmill is installed in the pool, inclined upwards.

 

Once you have put on your pair of aqua shoes, it's time to get on the treadmill and take hold of the bar at arm-height (you are only immersed up to your waist).

 

Unlike traditional indoor running equipment, the treadmill has no engine or automatic resistance.

 

The treadmill therefore turns with the force of your stride and so works your legs, thighs and glutes.

 

If your pool does not have this equipment, do not worry, you can still go aqua running without a treadmill! You just need to get yourself a belt and some aqua shoes that grip the floor and prevent you from hurting yourself. You can take the same strides as you would on the ground... but in the water!
 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AQUA RUNNING ON MY BODY ? 

This exercise targets the muscles of the lower body: calves, thighs, glutes and also the abdominals. If you want to keep in a good position for the duration of the session, we advise you to keep your abs tensed (your hips and shoulders should not move).

 

It is also a "cardio" sport that melts fat and works the heart. Unlike running, aqua running is not high impact as it is more gentle on the joints. The skin is also toned thanks to hydro-massaging effects.

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