Get to know the new trends in fitness: CXWORX, Aquadynamic, Body Pump, Body Combat and Zumba

28 May, 2013

The world of fitness is constantly evolving and new products, programs and activities are constantly emerging in a sports center. Currently, the news that are most in the mouth of everyone are body pump, body fight, CXWORX, aquadynamic and zumba.

The human body has been designed to move around. From our beginnings, people have always had to move to find food and to flee from our enemies. Over the years, our society has adapted to technological advances and we have not had to move, or move so much, to have a piece of meat available. So, at the moment, we can spend a good season at home, without leaving, and also having the food we want at the table. We have a system of life, and business, built in such a way that we can satisfy our basic physical needs without having to make large journeys. On the one hand, this can be considered a breakthrough, but, on the other hand, our body suffers from the consequences. Suddenly, on a given day we see that our digestions are not normal, we often have bad feeling, that we notice heavy legs, despite not having walked a lot, or nothing, that we are beginning to carry our backs , cervical, lumbar, etc. This, in part, is due to the little activity of our body.

For a few years now, to avoid this lack of movement, there have been a lot of activities, whether outdoors or in a closed area. So, in the world of fitness, there have been many activities and programs to have fun, to distract us from the worries we can have and to do the exercise that we usually do not. Some examples are aerobic classes, steps, toning, indoor cycling or Batuka, among others.

This world is constantly evolving, since what we did a few years ago was better for us today because it no longer satisfies our needs, either because of boredom or because it no longer gives us the expected results. So constantly new products, programs and activities are coming out to do in a sports center. Today we will talk about five activities that are very fashionable and that are being practiced around the world.

'BODY PUMP'
It is an activity led by one or more technicians, designed for the improvement of strength and muscle resistance. It is carried out with bar material and discs, adapting the weight to the needs of each one. This activity involves high caloric expenditure (approximately 560 calories per session), since the format in which it is done is through many repetitions and little rest. Each person can adapt the exercise to their possibilities, as there are guidelines for doing the exercise easily and easily, and during the same exercise, guidelines are also given for people who want to demand a little more . The body pump follows choreographic guidelines that are suitable for all audiences and, therefore, following the rhythm of music. The duration of this activity is 55 minutes, and it starts with a warming of the whole body in the first song. During the session all the main muscle groups of the body, such as the legs, the pectorals, the back, the shoulder and the abs are worked; You get to notice how burned muscles burn. With the last song there is a work of stretching and relaxation of the muscles worked.

'BODY COMBAT'
It is an activity led by one or more technicians, designed as cardiovascular training and inspired by the martial arts of karate, taekwondo, boxing, tai-chi and muay thai (Thai boxing). This activity involves high caloric expenditure, approximately 730 calories per session, since it is about making repetitive movements fast or very fast and with little rest. Body combat is carried out following choreographic guidelines that are suitable for all audiences. The duration of this activity is 55 minutes, and it starts with a warming of the whole body in the first song. During the session, many movements of the martial arts, such as kick-stitches, punching, defenses, etc. are worked out in a cardiovascular manner. In the end, there is a work of stretching and back to the cry.

CXWORX
It is an activity led by one or more technicians, designed to improve what is now called core. Core is the central part of the body, that is, the abdominal, pectoral, lumbar, dorsal, and buttocks. The muscles that are related to them are basically postural, so this activity goes well to maintain a correct body posture. It is an activity that complements very well with other sports such as race, bicycle or martial arts, as it helps maintain good body posture, very important when the tiredness begins.

Like the body pump, each person can adapt the exercise to their possibilities, since they give guidelines to do the exercise easily. During the same exercise, there are also indications for people who want to demand a little more. The material used is usually elastic gums and a disc. It is an activity that also follows choreographic guidelines and, therefore, following the rhythm of music. The length of the CXWORX is 30 minutes. It is specially designed with this time, because it is a rather intense activity that if it lasts less time the results would not be expected, but it is very difficult to make it last longer, since the body enters a state of tiredness in which the exercises do not they could be done correctly. That's why after this activity it is not recommended to do any type of activity that demands a body control job, such as going to run. The scheme of the session is the same as the body pump. The first song is used to make global warming of the areas that need to be worked, then there is a main part where all the core works (abdominal, lumbar, dorsal, pectoral and gluteal) and, finally, the last song, Despite not being smooth at all, a compensatory work of the muscles worked is done. This activity does not provide for stretching, since they must be done once the session ends, in the fitness room.

'AQUADYNAMIC'
It is an activity led by one or more technicians, designed to improve strength and muscle resistance. The most important novelty, with respect to other activities, is that aquadynamic, as its name suggests, is made in water. The best option is to do the activity in a pool of between 1 and 1,20 meters.

In this activity, no material is used, therefore the intensity is placed by each person, playing with the opening or closing of the hands or with the speed of the action done. Aquadynamic involves a high caloric expense, because there are many repetitions and little rest. Each person can adapt the exercise to their possibilities, as there are guidelines for doing the exercise easily and easily, and during the same exercise, guidelines are also given for people who want to demand a little more .

The most important benefits that can be obtained with the practice of aquadynamic are balance, coordination, relief of tension in the joints and vertebral column, and abdominal and lumbar reinforcement.

As in other activities, aquadynamic is also made following choreographic guidelines and, therefore, following the rhythm that music will mark. The duration of this activity is 45 minutes. In the first song, the whole body is heated, and during the session all the main muscle groups of the body, such as the legs, the pectorals, the back, the shoulder and the abs, and the cardiovascular development are worked on. In the final part of the session, just with the last song, there is a work of stretching and relaxation to return to calm.

'ZUMBA'
It is an activity led by one or more technicians, designed for cardiovascular improvement and muscle resistance. It is a choreographed activity in which the rhythm and sense of space develop to the maximum. It involves a high caloric expense, since during the 45 minutes it lasts, it is not possible to dance at any time and move the body to the rhythm that marks the music. Each person can adapt the exercise to their possibilities, since there are guidelines to make the movement in an easy way. It begins with a general warming in the first song, and during the rest of the session, it works from the point of view of cardiovascular and muscular resistance, especially of the legs, shoulder and arms, depending on the type of dance. The final part of the session, just with the last song, makes a dance with more basic steps to lower the pulsations, stretch and go back to the calm.

What is most important to note about the zumba, however, is that it is an activity in which people come to have fun, to be distracted from everyday problems and, in the end, to exercise. However, the most difficult of this activity begins just when the class ends: how to put your mouth in place, because everyone comes out with a smile from ear to ear that costs us a lot to return to normal!

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