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Please accept apologies in advance if this is an old question. I'm a non-swimmer who would like to do some aqua jogging. I've done a little research on the web and see that a buoyancy belt is required. Then I see kits with the belts, shoes, dumbbells, etc. I'd rather not get any equipment that I don't need because I'm on a tight budget. Is a belt enough? Or, what else do I need?<br><br>
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Any thoughts? Anyone....anyone....anyone....<img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif">
 

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just a belt is all I use. Depending on where you go to aquajog......they may be provided. I own my own belt, but when I aquajog at the YMCA, I actually use their "jr" size. I don't know your height/weight, but the regular adult size digs into my back (I'm 5'4"<img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">.<br><br>
this is what mine looks like<br><a href="http://www.nefitco.com/aquajogger_basic.html" target="_blank">http://www.nefitco.com/aquajogger_basic.html</a>
 

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When I was water running, I also used the YMCA belt -- at first. Things around my waist make me nauseous when I exercise, so I had to find something else. I ended up using my PFD that I use when I kayak. I think it had too much floatation though as I could never get a decent workout water running and eventually gave up.<br><br>
I hope it works out for you!
 

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Kerry I've coached developing athletes over the years and have found water running excellent for rehabilitation and transition from our Track season to our XC/Road season.<br>
A belt or vest would be handy but you DON'T have to have a flotation device, in fact the majority of my runners don't use one.<br>
Of course by not using a belt the exercise or drill is more intense, but then a lot of our drills are done in chest deep water.<br>
Remember technique is important!! It's not a mindless exercise where you just go thrashing through the water.<br><br>
Regards<br>
Zig.
 
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