Kun-Aqua is an Exercise Science
EXERCISERS WHO USE popular weight lifting machines (often used by older exercisers) sell themselves short of full muscle development. Machines don't recruit stabilising muscles like resistance training in the water since they usually require you to move a load in just one plane of motion. They go up and down, front to back, or side to side. On the Bench Press machine, the only action is straight up and down while performing the exercise. When you perform the equivalent exercise underwater, you use all of your body's stabilising muscles.
It is not only essential to train stabiliser muscles, but it is also imperative. People who have problems balancing themselves can benefit from this type of training. Stabilisers are essential, supporting the body's entire range of motion. The muscular system works best when every part is working together.
Back and neck pain is very common, and statistics have shown that 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. KUN-AQUA (imagine Tai-Chi and callisthenics in the water) is more likely to improve lower back pain than traditional exercise. The water movements encompass endurance, strength, balance, and mobility to elicit the most significant muscle activation of the entire three layers of the intrinsic back muscles.
Underwater training provides progressive overload to the skeletal system, promoting muscle mass gains for everyone. There is also a reduction in body fat, particularly visceral fat. For older exercisers, there are significant improvements in physical function, pain management, and vitality.
Calories Burned. Water-walking or jogging burns 563 calories per hour
if you weigh155 pounds, and 654 calories an hour if you weigh 180 pounds.
The Sunday Times.
We all take walking for granted, but what if you were doing it wrong? When you walk, you develop poor postural habits that, over the years, can add up to low-back, neck, hip, and knee issues.
The human body's limbs work like levers that pivot on our joints. While walking underwater, your body leverages as you accelerate your arms and legs back and forth. The momentum of your body, going forward, is the same as the momentum you give the water, pulling backwards. The force of opposing actions is a compound movement which activates more than one muscle group at a time: building more muscle strength.
Boxing is a perfect example of Kun-Aqua’s three primary components: Movement, Breath and Meditation.
Boxers are supreme athletes; when they fight they go into a mental state of heightened awareness (tunnel vision) confronting their opponent and their fear. Physically they require speed, flexibility, strength, endurance, and mobility. Punching, weaving, bobbing, and slipping punches involve moving through a range of movements consistent with the function of the joints involved. They activate multiple muscle groups in one fluid motion, from their calves to their forearm, seamlessly supporting a single action – the punch.
While performing Kun-Aqua, the punches they throw, and the bobbing and weaving are all slowed by water resistance, forcing the boxer to move slower than they would on land—forcing them to work harder to maintain proper body positioning and focus on their form. That is far more important than how many punches they throw.
Cultivating this awareness allows a boxer to hit stronger and faster. It also allows them to focus on muscle recruitment and become more streamlined, using less energy for maximum force in their movement. Water training increases their stabiliser strength to produce greater power while moving off-balance.
Finally, a person's ability to balance remains stable until age 40 but declines gradually. Maintaining or increasing muscle strength and improving balance is essential for several reasons but, most importantly, to make movements safely, efficiently and with good biomechanics. It requires incredible activation of your abdominals and the rest of your core to keep you upright and breathing. Your abdominals provide the powerhouse transmission from which your arms and legs work.