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By Susan Baines

Aimed toward midwives and future health and health execs, this useful, illustrated source e-book covers each point of 1 of the main worthwhile different types of workout for pregnant moms. Aquanatal workout combines the healing homes of hot water with certainly selected tune, to create a special approach to exercise. not like dry land workout, which has a tendency to paintings particular elements of the physique, aquanatal workout lightly works the complete body.Written by means of professional coaches for the sign in of workout pros (UK), who've constructed the UK’s first level3 being pregnant Aquatics, food and well-being module on the college of Salford, this booklet is the end result of over ten years’ passionate curiosity and paintings within the box of aquanatal workout.

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To summarise ● In order to get the best out of your classes, it is essential to plan effectively and act professionally. ● There are five main components of an aquanatal session: ● Warm up ● Aerobic curve ● Muscular strength and endurance (MSE) ● Cool down/short stretch ● Relaxation/revitaliser ● The whole session should ideally last no longer than 45 minutes. ● The session should offer a total body work out in a safe and fun environment. ● Offer exercise for the upper, middle and lower body and avoid unnecessary repetition.

As a general rule, if an exercise is performed in water, it will take double the time to achieve, due to the water’s resistance, than if performed on dry land. Therefore half tempo (speed) is very often referred to. There is a general consensus that a tempo of between 120 and 150 beats per minute is appropriate for an aquanatal session, to ensure the exercises are efficient but also to avoid strain and injury. Many factors can affect this, including individual characteristics of the group and the depth of the water they are working in.

2001) Clinical Effectiveness and Clinical Governance for Midwives. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing. World Health Organisation (2002) The Guidelines for Safe Recreational Water Environments (volume 2) Geneva: WHO. M&K Aquanatal pages:Aquarobics designs 14/05/2010 16:44 Page 22 M&K Aquanatal pages:Aquarobics designs 14/05/2010 16:44 Page 23 23 Chapter 4 Getting the best out of your classes It is intended that you read this chapter alongside the session plan offered within the Appendices. It cannot be stressed enough that the key to an effective and safe aquanatal session is thoughtful planning.

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