A great support to injured athletes, aqua running is a fantastic way to get over injuries or maintain your fitness. This involves running in a pool to increase resistance without placing additional weight on joints or muscles. However, building your technique can be challenging.
A basic technique is to treat the session like a jog. This means keeping your knees low and actively moving your dominant and trailing leg through the water. This movement should be steady and even.
When it comes to improving on your technique, the following tips can be of use.
- Keep your strides short and carefully use them to help build speed.
- Keeping your knees high and engaging your core can help activate your calves and lower legs if needed.