In the summer, it's much more tempting to dive into the pool than to work out at the gym. With these simple and effective exercises to do in the water, you'll get into shape, have fun and stay cool!
1. Go abs of steel!
Place two pool noodles under your armpits so you can keep your head above water without the support of your legs. Keeping your legs straight and together, raise them straight out in front of you, then lower them back down. Do not touch the bottom of the pool between reps.
- Perform 2 or 3 sets of one minute each.
2. Work those legs!
Hold the edge of the pool with your right arm, and move your left leg forward, backward and sideways. Keep your leg straight during the exercise.
- String together 20 movements and then switch sides. Repeat the sequence 2 times.
3. Arms up!
With elbows glued to your sides, bend and unfold your arms (as if you were lifting dumbbells), always keeping your hands open upward to maximize water resistance.
- Do 2 or 3 sets of 15 reps (arms together or alternating).
4. Rock-hard calves!
Standing up tall with feet parallel, contract your abs and buttocks then rise up onto your toes. Try not to hold onto anything while you do this exercise so that you may work on balance at the same time.
- Do 2 or 3 sets of 15 reps.
5. Pump it up!
Jump up and bring your knees to the surface of the water. The faster you do it, the more of a workout you’ll get!
- Do 2 or 3 sets of 15 to 20 jumps.