Train the 'core' to the water!

18 November, 2015

The word core It is an Anglo-Saxon term that is fashionable, especially if we relate it to the world of fitness and physical activity. Wordreference, one of the most consulted English dictionaries on the Internet, translates core with the following command: center, core, heart. It remains clear, therefore, the relevance, regardless of the field in which it is used.

In the sports field, the core refers to a specific muscle area known as a belt or abdominal band, which, apart from the popular «chocolate tablet», includes a lumbar musculature, pelvic floor, diaphragm and abdominal transverse, amongst others. Anatomically, the area called the core is designed to be the starting point and end of a large number of movements, as well as the regulator of the intensity of the same movements. In addition, it contributes throughout our life in a crucial way in aspects as important as balance, strength or coordination; It even has a protection function that allows it to absorb impacts. A kind of natural airbag.
In the aquatic environment, the core or abdominal band works from two sides: swimming and directed activities.
swimming
Through swimming, the core is activated during all sports practice, whatever the style we are doing, including often neglected aspects of swimming such as outings, turns or even less styles Common ones that are recently upwards, such as monoaleta and apnees swimming. We have always heard that swimming is the only or the few sports in which all the muscles work and, indeed, it is.
Activities directed to the water
The other side where we can work the abdominal core or core It is through the activities aimed at water, which, although today they are considered erroneously as activities for the elderly, there are more and more people who rediscover them according to their objectives and their specificities. If you are looking for a line of cardiovascular work, try the aquagym, where the constant movements in the different planes (vertical, horizontal, lateral, etc.) will make you sweat brave, you will also be directly affecting the abdominal wall and the transverse. At Waterfit sessions we work toning in general through floating elements that seek to create resistance to being sunk in the water. We also have aiguapilates, which combines respiratory principles of Pilates and water-breathing positions, in the midst of an environment of relaxation and chromotherapy; The latter works unusual areas such as diaphragm and pelvic floor.
Benefits of training in water
If you still can not find enough reasons to start working yours core In the water, you just have to remember the already well-known benefits that a job produces in reduction of gravity and zero impact, and if you also do it in the sea or in pools with seawater you will enjoy the healthy effects of thalassotherapy.
In summary, have the age you have, regardless of your physical activity, investing time in your development core: It is a successful and necessary investment of success, and also assures you a minimization of possible injuries.
We are at all core! wink

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