Lose Weight With This Simple 20 Minute Pool Workout

The best land exercises can be brought to life in the pool too! Taking your workout off land not only makes it more fun, but it makes it better on your body as well for ALL ages. Here is a practical 30-minute pool work out that will help strengthen and stretch your muscles.

Before we dive in (literally) – did you know that exercising in a pool burns more calories!? It also helps your muscles recover faster, helps your body recover from injury, increases range of motion and flexibility. Plus, it’s cool & calm so let’s go!

20 MINUTE WATER WORKOUT
(*note* make sure you stay hydrated! Even though you’ll be submerged in water it’s still very important to stay hydrated.)

What you will need:
Pool noodle

JOG IN PLACE (2 minutes)
In waist deep water. Keep your knees high.

SQUAT JUMP (30 seconds)
In waist deep water squat down with arms extended at shoulder height; jump as high as possible while raising arms overhead.

JOG IN PLACE (2 minutes)
In waist deep water. Keep your knees high.

OUTER THIGH LIFT (30 seconds each leg)
Stand with left side near wall, feet together, holding edge with left hand. Lift right leg out to side. (repeat with other side)

JOG IN PLACE (2 minutes)
In waist deep water. Keep your knees high.

CANNON BALL (30 seconds)
Float in deep water with pool noodle wrapped around upper back and under arms, hands on either end. Extend legs toward pool bottom, feet together, toes pointed. Engage abs and raise knees toward chest (as shown). Hold for two seconds, then straighten legs for one rep.

JOG IN PLACE (2 minutes)
In waist deep water. Keep your knees high.

PLANKS (60 seconds)

With pool noodle submerged under water lean forward into it in a plank position with your feet still on the pool floor extend your arms straight towards the pool floor.

JOG IN PLACE (2 minutes)
In waist deep water. Keep your knees high.

 

Easy. Fun. Grab a friend and try it out or put your favorite song on and get some you time in!
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