When using buoys or noodles in an aqua class, are the standards the same for training as on land? For example, 3 sets of 10-12 reps, to fatigue. Is it “normal” to do 40+ “abdominal shoot throughs or crunches” with a noodle? My concern is lack of good form and/or injury. Also are any good articles or information regarding this that I can read and share?
It depends on the goal. Same as on land. Reps taken to temporary muscle failure in 8-12 reps is strength training. Higher reps it becomes more of an endurance training exercise. The responses by Sara and Marc are right on. Different modalities, varying the equipment, all great, but the basics of muscle overload are the same on land or in the water.