Enjoy Your Workout with the Very Best Pool Exercises!

If you are serious about getting daily exercise, pool workouts are not only a solid choice but can actually be fun! Below, we share 1o of the best pool exercises to help you keep in shape while enjoying your swimming pool.

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The 10 Best Pool Exercises for a Great Workout

#1 – Squat Jumps

Squat down and have your arms extended at shoulder height, then jump as high as you can while you raise your arms over your head. Do two to three sets of fifteen reps. This might be the most fun of these best pool exercises.

#2 – Bicycles

Lean back against the side of the pool and have your arms stretch to the edge of the pool then you pedal your legs at the water’s surface for three to five minutes.

#3 – Crunches

Go into the bicycle position, extend your legs while keeping your feet together. Both of your needs need to be pulled into your chest, return to the starting position then do two sets of twenty reps.

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#4 – Flutter kicks

Hold onto the pool’s edge with your arms extended outward and kick your legs quickly. Keep doing this for two to three minutes.

#5 – Outer Thigh Lifts

Put your side near the wall with your feet together and hold the edge of the pool with your hand. Lift your leg out to the side. Do twenty reps on each of your sides.

#6 – Knee Twists

Cross your elbow towards your opposite knee to your waist and alternate sides. Do two to three sets of ten twists on each side.

#7 – Sidestepping

Face your pool’s wall and take sideways steps with your body and toes facing the wall. Take ten to twenty steps in one direction and then go back. Repeat two times in each direction.

#8 – Arm Raises

Hold your arms at your sides and bend your elbows until they are at 90 degrees. Raise and lower your elbows and arms toward the surface of the water but keep your elbows bent to 90 degrees. Use webbed gloves or arm paddles to add resistance. You can repeat for three sets of ten.

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#9 – One-Legged Balance

Stand on one leg while you raise the other knee to hip level. Place a pool noodle under your leg that is raised so the noodle makes a U with your foot in the center of the U. Hold it as long as you can hold it (about 30 seconds) and then switch legs. Do one to two sets of five on each of your legs.

#10 – Jogging

Go forward and backward, walking in, chest or waist-high water. Walk around ten to twenty steps forward and then walk backward. You can increase the speed to make it more difficult. Jog in place gently to increase the intensity. You can alternate from thirty seconds walking to thirty seconds jogging. Continue this for five minutes to finish your workout.

The best pool exercises, of course, are the ones that you actually enjoy doing and will keep up with!

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