Benefits of Water Running/Walking
- Legs must find the most efficient mechanical path through the water. Extraneous motions of the feet and legs are reduced or eliminated over time.
- The water’s resistance strengthens muscles which can serve as back-up strength to the primary running/walking muscles. By alternating off and on, the main running/walking muscles will retain resiliency longer. These smaller “reserve” muscles will also be able to keep you going for a little while if you overuse the main running/walking muscles and need some help to keep going during the last few miles in the half or full marathon.
- You get a great cardiovascular training session without any pounding. Since the prime running/walking muscles are not being used, most injuries can heal.
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