Morning! I have absolutely NOTHING on my agenda today and I love it! I am hoping to get a good workout in because I have been seriously slacking lately. Anyone seen my motivation lately?
When it is a beautiful day outside, no one wants to spend their time at the gym. (Unless it’s too hot and it’s the only place that has a.c 🙂 ) Aquatic exercises are a nice alternative to a run of the mill gym workout, and they can help you get fit!
They are also great for those who are injured or have sore muscles. Or for those who, like myself, get bored with the same old routine and need to trick themselves into a workout. Here are some simple water workouts!
- Swim laps- Work your arms, legs, and core at the same time!
- Pool jogging According to lifescript.com you can burn 17 calories a minute doing this cardio routine!
- Try to stay afloat in the deep end using only your legs. Put your arms over your head for an even more challenging workout.
- Then try to stay afloat using only your arms while keeping your legs straight and together.
- Pool Plank
How to do it: Stand on the pool floor. Hold a noodle (it’s also called a “water log,” a long cylindrical piece of foam that floats) vertically in both hands. Press it straight down into the water and lean forward until your body is on an even incline. (Your head stays out of the water.) Try to keep yourself stable for 1-2 minutes. Lifescript.com
- Floating situps
Float in deep water with noodle wrapped around upper back and under arms, hands on either end. Extend legs toward pool bottom, feet together, toes pointed. Engage abs and raise knees toward chest (as shown). Hold for two seconds, then straighten legs for one rep. Do 20 reps.self.com
You can stay cool and get fit on a hot summer day! Just remember to wear sun screen. I have gotten some terrible burns from poolside shenanigans. GO SWIMMING!
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