Swimmers and those looking to workout in the water can benefit from viscosity and resistance. By working all of your muscles at once, they help you achieve a full-body workout in minutes.
What is Resistance?
Resistance happens between the molecules of liquids. It affects the manner in which the liquid flows. With high resistance, the liquid can't move well. With low resistance, it moves more easily.
What is Viscosity?
Viscosity is a way to measure a fluid's resistance to flow. High-viscosity liquids flow slowly, while low-viscosity liquids move quickly. For instance, an egg white may be of a higher viscosity than water.
Why Does Viscosity or Resistance Matter to Your Workout?
Adding resistance to your workout makes you work harder, build muscle and work your cardiovascular system. During hydrotherapy exercises, you increase the impact on your body by adding a piece of equipment, like a floatation device, to your body. This makes it harder to move, thus making you work harder during the exercise program. You can also try to move faster, which also increases the amount of force needed to complete the exercise. To determine how far a person has come with hydrotherapy exercises, they're timed. Being able to do more of the same exercise in less time indicates an improvement in muscle and strength.
The beneficial thing about viscosity is that it creates equal resistance across all planes of motion. That means that no matter which direction you move, you'll face the same resistance. This helps you work different muscle groups at the same time with just one exercise. Unlike working with weights on land, water-based exercises help balance your muscles by working all the groups simultaneously.
Viscosity and Drag Resistance Matter to Your Workout
The benefits of drag resistance and viscosity can't be overlooked. Equal resistance across all planes of motion, the ease at which an exercise can be altered and made easier or more difficult, and the reduction of jerky motions help you get a solid workout without as many of the risks as you would have in a typical gym. Your risk of injury is much lower than on land, and you can gain better overall health benefits as a result of using more energy in the water than on land. When you're in the water, stabilizer muscles have to be used, and this burns more calories while building solid muscle.
AQUA BOOM® uses both resistance and viscosity to give you a great full body workout. The unique fitness device helps you work your full body. It utilizes buoyancy and viscosity to provide a workout that is both high intensity and low impact. Any person can take their exercise to a higher level with this tool.
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