Sep 11 17
Being able to take a dip in the pool to cool off, relax and even exercise, really gives pool owners the ability to embrace the summer heat without having to retreat inside with the A/C. But if you’re tired of doing the same old laps, there are many dynamic exercises you can do inside the water. If you’re wondering “How can I exercise in my pool?” then check out these exercises.
Walking and Jogging in Water
Walking or jogging in the water is an excellent way to get in your cardio while using the resistance of the water to keep your joints happy. You can begin by walking forward and backward, doing about 15-20 steps each, or however many you’re comfortable with. If you’re looking to boost up the intensity then jogging will do it. You can alternate from jogging to walking or stick to one.
Planks give your entire body a workout and are very effective at toning the body. While you’re in the pool, grab a noodle, place it in front of you and begin to lean forward into the plant position with your feet still steady on the floor. As you move into position, the noodle should be under the water with your elbows pointing towards the floor of the pool. Hold this position for about 20 seconds and repeat 5 times.
Stationary back kicks are a simple, fun and effective exercise. All you need to do it grab on to the side of the pool, lift your legs behind you and start kicking aggressively. Try to make a good forceful splash as you do this. Do it for as long as you can and repeat 5 times. You’ll be able to really feel those muscles awaken in no time.
Deep Water Bicycle
This exercise is great for your lower body and core. Begin by looping 1 or 2 pool noodles around the back of your body. Place your arms on top to support yourself. Make sure you’re in deep enough water and start riding a bicycle. Keep your legs moving like this for about 3 minutes or for whatever duration is comfortable for you.
Being a pool owner has so many benefits, including being able to beat the heat while getting in some exercise. Try out some of these pool exercises to get you started.