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Pool Workouts That Don't Involve Swimming
August 1, 2018
Now that summer is here I bet you would rather cool off in a pool instead of going for a jog around the park. Why not workout in the pool? Swimming is one of the best complete body workouts you can do, but it's not your only option. Working out in a pool is an easy solution to avoid feeling hot or sweaty but still get a good workout in; some of these are even challenging and fun!
Make a Whirl Pool:
What I really mean is jog around your pool. Start off by going with the natural current from the jet, as you keep going you will feel the current get stronger and possibly even start to push you to go faster. Once you feel like you can't keep up with the current anymore or are just in the mood for a challenge, turn around and try to jog in the opposite direction without holding on to the wall. You could also try this with jogger bells, high knees, or butt kicks to increase your workout.
Do this in 3-4 feet of water. Squat down with your arms extended at shoulder height, then jump as high as possible while raising your arms overhead. Try and get your knees out of the water.
With your back leaning against the wall of the pool and your arms on the ledge for support, bring your legs up and to the surface and pedal as though you are on a bike. You could also do this by floating with a water noodle behind your back instead of using the wall
From bicycle position, extend your legs out with feet together and bring both knees into your chest. If you are struggling to keep your feet up, try using a pull buoy or water cuffs to lift your legs.
Hold on to the edge of the pool with your arms out and fully extended and kick your legs quickly. You can also do this by holding on to a swim bar instead of the wall.
By using a swim bar to do normal bicep curls, the resistance of the water will make you work harder in both directions.
While using pool weights, raise and lower your arms straight out from your sides.
While using pool weights, raise and lower your arms straight out in front of you, stopping at shoulder height on the way up and tapping the front of your legs on the way down.