Summer 2016 begins in just short 8 weeks and that means swimsuit season! Your swimming pool is one of the best “machines” you can use in your weekly exercise routines to not only help burn calories but tone muscle. There are 5 water workouts that you can do in your pool today that can and will (if you stick to it) slim you down for that bikini this summer.
Jog either in place or jog from one side of the swim spa to the other keeping good posture with your abs sucked in, and your chest out. Don’t forget to use your arms as they will get a good workout too. Muscles worked: Glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves.
Face the side of the pool and hold onto the side of the swimming pool using both hands and with your legs extended behind you, start to kick vigorously making large quick kicking motions. Muscles worked: Glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves
Grab a pool exercise ball, beach or volleyball (ball that floats) and place your face down in the water and float on your stomach with ball in hands. With hands and legs extended take the ball (with both hands) and start to move the ball from the surface and move it against the water so your hands and body are perpendicular and continue to move the ball towards your hips making sure you keep straight arms throughout. Mucles worked: Pecs, biceps, abs, lats.
Take a pool noodle and grab it with both hands. Press down the noodle down towards the floor and keep your head out of the water and your body in a straight line with abs pulled in. Try to hold the plank for 60-90 seconds. Mucles worked: Pecs, abs.
Take a pool noodle and tie it around one foot. Standing with your back against the swimming pool wall, lift the leg with the pool noodle up towards the surface of the pool while pointing your toe and then take the leg back down to the pool floor while flexing your toes. Continue with 10-15 reps and then switch the noodle to the other foot. Muscles worked: glutes, hamstrings, calves.