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Water aerobics and improving muscle strength.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Due to viscosity(think pouring honey vs pouring alcohol ), drag forces and frontal resistance, water provides a resistance which is proportional to the effort emoticon exerted against it.

fast movement

slower movement

Resistance in water ranges between 4 and 42 times greater than in air – depending on the speed of movement.

This makes water a natural and instantly-adjustable weight-training machine. emoticon

Unlike most land-based exercise, water provides resistance to the movement in all directions emoticon , which allows all of these directions be used in the strengthening process.

Water’s resistance can be increased with speed emoticon and/or surface area,

smiley toy used to increase resistance..............With the addition of water fitness equipment, such as buoyancy belt, webbed gloves, floats and foot-ware, resistance is increased to strengthen and tone muscles.

and the resistance is proportional to the effort required to move against it.
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