Unsure how to work out in your inground swimming pool?
10 Jul Unsure how to work out in your inground swimming pool?
4 Pool Exercises for the Perfect Summer Body
You’ve heard that working out in your inground swimming pool is good for you. You know that the buyoancy helps your joints and muscles, that the water cools you and allows you to work harder, and that you get the best total body workout possible. What you don’t know is how to get started working out in the water, beyond swimming laps. Enter this post from Solar Pool Technologies. This post gives you 4 easy and fun exercises that you can do right in your own inground swimming pool that will propel you on your way to swimming pool fitness!
Here is an excerpt from the post:
The summer heat can discourage outdoor workouts like running and biking, so jump in the pool and get moving! The pool is a great space to stay cool, and the water resistance will engage more muscles in a larger range to help you burn more calories in less time.
Here are some tips on pool exercises to give you that beautiful summer body. For a full water workout plan, including target areas and timed exercises, read Fitness Magazine’s Slim Down in a Splash: Pool Workout.
1. Treading Water
Seems simple enough, but don’t be fooled. Treading water will burn about 11 calories per minute. Tread for fifteen minutes and burn 165 calories.
2. With a Beach Ball
Working with a beach ball creates extra resistance to tone your muscles. To work your arms, float face down in the pool and use your hands to push the ball underwater. Return the ball to the surface of the pool, moving slowing with full control.
To work your legs, sit up in the pool and hold the ball between your feet. Starting from the surface, press your legs down until you are in a standing position. Return the ball to the surface of the pool, moving slowly with full control.
To work your core, hug the ball to your body with legs extended behind you. Roll 360 degrees, keeping your legs fully extended. Some people call this the Otter Roll.
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