Staying at home during the pandemic and working online can be mentally, emotionally AND physically draining; it includes all the worldly stress minus daily physical activities. Given the limited physical activity, you shouldn’t be surprised when you notice an extra layer of fat on your body.
Aquatic exercises are a great way to take a break from your stressful routine. If you’re one of those fortunate homeowners who can afford the luxury of a swimming pool, then there’s a lot that you can do to keep the excess fat off.
In this blog post, we’ll list the top four swimming pool exercises that can help you keep your body in shape during the pandemic.
Please Note: We strongly advise against performing these routines in an algae-infested pool or murky water. Working out on slippery algae is a recipe for disaster. Remember to clean your pool from any contaminants and infestations before you start working out.
If your pool has algae build-up or murky water and you require professional help, make sure to connect with A & B Pool Maintenance today. Our team offers professional pool inspection and algae cleanup services that will clean up your pool in no time!
Walking in Water
Now, this exercise is ideal for those beginning pool exercises. Walking in water helps you get a feel for the swimming pool as you negate the resistance using your lower body and core strength. You can also increase the intensity by using wrist or ankle weights.
- Begin walking in shallow waters.
- Extend your spine by applying pressure on the heels, followed by your toes, rather than walking on tiptoes only.
- Place your arms at the side, stand tall and start walking.
- Continue the routine for 10-15 minutes.
Lateral Arm Lifts
This exercise targets your upper core and is ideal for strengthening the upper body muscles. All you need is a pair of dumbbells to get your arms pumping all the way. Here’s how it’s done:
- Stand in the pool area where most of your upper body, till your shoulders, are submerged in water.
- Hold the dumbbells by your side and raise your arms until they’re leveled with the water and your shoulders.
- Complete the rep by lowering your arms steadily.
- Repeat the same steps 10-14 times for at most three sets.
Jumping jacks are an ideal workout for both the lower and upper body. Water-resistance makes the workout more effective as your feet find a way to create a balance.
- Start by standing in water which is at the level of your chest.
- Place your feet together and arms at the side.
- Jump! And move your legs in the outward direction. While jumping, raise your arms above the head.
- Return to the original position by jumping again.
- Try and do 10-12 reps of this exercise and do at least three sets.
This exercise helps in developing your legs and the core.
- Hold on to your pool’s ledge for support.
- Scissor kick.
- Flutter kick.
- Dolphin kick.
- Carry out each kick for 3 minutes.
The full-body workout mentioned above can help you get back in shape. So, put your swimming pool to use and get in on the action. If you cannot perform the workout because of an untidy swimming pool, then you can get professional pool maintenance in Sunnyvale! Contact A & B Pool Maintenance and we’ll take care of that dirty pool. Schedule a pool maintenance or repair session today!