Accessories for water aerobics are essential to make the exercise more dynamic, effective and fun for practitioners, as well as allowing the instructor to have a wider range of options to develop specific workouts for students who are recovering or have some limitation, for example with Lifeguard requirements.
Because of its indisputable role, the Master Sports blog team created this article to address not only the importance, but also the specific functioning of each one during practice.
Benefits of water aerobics
Water aerobics is an activity suitable for people of any age and at any stage of their physical conditioning. But don’t be fooled into thinking that it is a practice that requires little from the practitioner, quite the opposite.
Water aerobics is highly recommended as an exercise for anyone, as water minimizes the impacts caused to the body’s joints, which makes it more comfortable. However, it is capable of burning up to 500 calories per hour, and a person who practices 3 times a week can lose up to 1 kg per month. But not only that, it brings numerous health benefits, such as:
- Improved blood circulation;
- Improved breathing;
- Strengthening bones and muscles;
- Increases motor coordination;
- Improves flexibility of the body;
- Prevents cardiovascular diseases;
- Preserve the joints.
And the practice with water aerobics accessories can further enhance the results. Next, we’ll see how they work.
How the main accessories for water aerobics work
There are countless accessories for water aerobics, from the classic spaghetti, to floats and items to add more difficulty to the exercises, such as paddles, aqua boxing, aquadisco, among others.
See how they work:
Towel – the towel is an accessory used in the traditional class, but when all the common movements are done with this object, the difference in the results is huge;
Acqua jump – made of EVA, it serves to work the strength of the lower limbs when doing the downward movement. Just fit your feet into the object’s belt and perform the leg flexion and extension movement;
Paddle for hands – used to gain resistance and increase muscle strength, performing a series of different movements;
Paddle for boxing – produced in EVA, as the name suggests, with this pedal you can simulate boxing movements in the water, which helps in strengthening the upper and lower limbs;
Aqua Disco – an object that should always be used submerged, as it stimulates the gain of resistance and strength in each movement made in the water;
Fin – serves both the wrists and the ankle, used for anteroposterior or lateral distance movements, creating greater resistance in the water and improving strength;
Aqua hands – made of EVA, it has a grip in two different positions and can be used on both hands and legs, being indicated mainly for strengthening the limbs;
Float for pelvic stabilization – as the name suggests is a device to facilitate relaxation and balance in the water.
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