When you are looking through the different types of pool exercises that are available, you may be wondering which pool exercises are the best ones to focus on this Summer. Having a healthy Summer body is important and is sure to make you feel good about yourself each time you go to the pool. In this article, we are going to go over some tips to help you great the most out of your pool exercises.
Pool Exercises & Creating Your Summer Body
Exercising by running at the park or getting on the treadmill might feel like work but when you are able to get your exercise by swimming, it is enjoyable and allows you to get all the gain without the pain. Here are some pool exercises you can use to get kickstart your fitness.
If you want a quick way to burn calories then swimming laps in a pool is a great way to burn. Depending on your body size, you could burn up to 931 calories per hour by simply swimming for one hour during the freestyle swimming. There are plenty of other strokes you can use when you are swimming laps such as the breaststroke, backstroke and if you really want to burn calories, the butterfly. All of these strokes are low impact and are great for people that have joint pain in their back or knees, arthritis or injuries in their feet or legs. No matter how much you weigh, you will burn calories and get a good workout from swimming laps.
Aquatic exercises allow for regular exercises that are similar to an aerobic gym class but they are done in the water. If you do water walking it is a simple exercise that you walk through the waist-high water while you swing your arms. Other exercises include leg exercises with pool noodles, arm exercises with water weights, yoga in the water and deep water walking or jogging wearing hand webs. If you workout in the water vertically you can strengthen your muscles since 75% of resistance is great than swimming horizontally. You should be in water that is between waist and chest height or you might lose your balance and cause too much impact on your joints.
Doing the Right Pool Exercises
When you are selecting your pool exercises, you should always consult your doctor to see if you are healthy enough to do any given exercise. While exercising in water is much easier than exercising out of the water, it is still wise to check with a medical professional. Once you have gotten the okay, it is time to get to work and start enjoying your exercises.
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