How to use your inground swimming pool for fitness

How to use your inground swimming pool for fitness

Using Your Pool For Fitness

From Platinum Pool and Spas Blog

Exercising in your swimming pool has many benefits which we have covered previously.  The viscosity of the water, the cooling properties of the water, the lower impact nature of the exercise are all great ways to improve one’s fitness by utilizing the swimming pool.  Platinum Pool of Arizona provides an outline of the benefits of swimming pool exercise, as well as a great list of resources to gather additional information and workouts for the swimming pool workout fanatic!  

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here are many advantages to using your pool for exercising. Water’s natural buoyancy reduces weight-bearing stress, allows greater ease of movement with less impact on joints and muscles. The increased density of water creates even and fluid resistance, which will allow you to tone and strengthen muscles with greater balance and efficiency. Regardless of your current level of physical activity, water exercise is an excellent way to improve fitness, maintain health and restore vitality.

Another great reason for pool exercise is that you can burn more calories in a shorter time than land-based exercise. Water resistance is also great for boosting cardio intensity and, let’s face it, it’s more fun to workout in a pool!

There is also a number of additional equipment items you can buy to help with your routine. Water fitness gloves have webbing between the fingers for added resistance. A water ‘noodle’ can be used with many different exercises and hand buoys act like weighted barbells when training in your pool. There are even home ellipticals, treadmills, and bikes, designed specifically for in-water use for those who want to advance their exercise to a higher level.

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