This exercise not only improves your strength and endurance but also your balance and coordination. In addition, leg curls strengthen your knee joint and increase flexibility in your front thighs.
Stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. Put your hands down by your sides in a neutral position. Relax your shoulders and open your hands. Water depth should be at about your chest level.
Bend your knee back, reaching your heel toward your glutes. Balance your weight on the other leg, keeping your knee over your toes all the time. Pull your arms back together as you curl your leg, to engage your upper body as well. Extend your leg again, bring your arms up and return to the starting point. Without pausing, repeat on the other side.
This is an aerobic exercise, so breathing regularly is very important. Inhale and exhale once with each cycle ( more or less depending on the speed of your movement).
This exercise mainly targets your hamstring muscles. That is the muscle responsible for bending your knee. After performing some repetitions, you will feel a slight burning in this muscle. Upper back muscles are also worked as you pull your arms.
if you are looking for an aqua exercise that combines strength and aerobics, for both the upper and lower parts, then this exercise is for you. It's one of those exercises that works your entire body and leaves you feeling great. You can use it in a workout program, or as a stand-alone workout, with or without equipment.
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