If you are serious about getting a workout in every day, pool workouts are a great way to make sure you get it in. Pool workouts are a lot of fun and when you are having fun with your pool workouts, it makes it a lot easier for you to make it happen consistently. In this article, we are going to talk about pool workouts you can do to keep yourself working out every day.
Pool Workouts – 10 to Do In the Pool
#1 – Squat Jumps
Squat down and have your arms extended at your shoulder’s height then jump as high as you can while you raise your arms over your head. Do two to three sets of fifteen reps.
#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.
#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.
#9 – One-Legged Balance
Stand on one leg while you raise the other knee to hip’s 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
Do 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.