Exercising in the water is a great way to burn calories and sculpt your body with resistance movements that are low-impact and easy on joints but highly effective for building endurance and toning muscles.
Practice the following exercises two to three times per week to have fun in the water while sculpting and toning, and burn up to 100 calories in just 10 minutes!
Always Warm Up First
Start by jogging in place in the water at least waist deep up to your chest, jog in place for at least 30 seconds to get your joints moving, and slowly bring up your heart rate. If the following movements are too easy, add some water weights to increase the intensity and calorie burning movements.
- Squat and Jump
In the shallow end of the water, submerged about waist high, squat down with your arms outstretched, then jump straight up raising your arms overhead. As this move gets easier with repetition, you can add water weights or paddles for increased intensity.
- Outer Thigh Leg Lift
Stand next to the side holding onto the wall in at least waist high water, and lift your right leg straight out to the side, then return to a standing position, and repeat. Do twenty reps with each leg.
- Elbow to Knee Twist
Stand in shallow water, and raise your left knee towards your right elbow, bending at the waist. Alternate side to side doing at least twenty reps at a time.
- Scissor Move
Stand with one leg in front of the other in a lunge position, then jump and switch leg positions making a scissor kick move. Move your arms up and down while switching positions, using water gloves, band buoys or water paddles to increase intensity.
- Jog in Place
Jog in place in shallow water, raising your knees high with each movement. Do this in between each of the other moves for 30 seconds at a time.
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