Some people are just not into going to the gym and or going running in the morning. Though, there are a lot of people that love to swim. People may not consider it much of an exercise, but swimming can be one of the best cardio and weight loss activity you can do. Not only is swimming refreshing, it also burns a whole lot of calories with less the effort. It is proven that you burn up calories and tone muscle faster than when you exercise in a gym. Why? The simple answer is water. Water contains 12 to 15 times more resistant than oxygen. So you burn more in the same amount of effort. You don’t even have to swim for a long period to notice results.
Have you ever noticed how tired you feel after swimming? You tend to feel tired after a few hours of swimming, imagine making the same amount of effort on land. You’ll feel exhausted half the time you spend on the water.
Below are some easy ways to lose weight in the pool. From solo exercises or to family activities. Shed some weight on the pool.
One of the easiest exercises you can do with water is treading intervals. You can do this even if you struggle with endurance. This will help slim you down faster and help tone all of your muscles. Being in deep water do for a few minutes can help activate all of your muscles. Perform easy treading intervals
by standing in the deep side of the pool and thread your arms by placing your arms forward, your palms facing outward. Make a motion as if you are going to swim. Once your arms are threaded towards your side, place your palms forward as if you are hugging someone. Repeat this movement over and over.
Kick your feet a few times. Perform intervals by going fast and slow every 30 seconds. Performing this for 30 minutes can burn up to 300 calories.
If you’re having a hard time performing pushups on the ground, then try performing a step push up. You are a lot lighter on the water, but this doesn’t reduce the effectiveness of the workout. This exercise can help tone your arm and shoulder. Perform this move near the pools shallow end and place your hand firmly on the pool steps and use your toes to push yourself off the pool. Use your arms to raise yourself off the pool and slowly lower your body in the pool again. Repeat these movements 2 to 3 sets of 15 repetitions. If you find this too hard, you can always use the pool steps. This can limit the effort you use in your arms. If you find this too easy, use the deep end of the pool. This will cause your arm to work
harder at pushing you up.
Water is a great place to exercise for people that have joint problems. Water can help reduce the impacts on the joints. A great way to work out your lower body and hips is performing waist deep lunges. Start this exercise by standing on a waist deep pool. Step forward with your right leg and step forward. Keep your right thigh parallel to the floor and your left knee bent point towards the ground. Place your hands on your hips. Jump up and perform a scissor switch. Repeat this move using the opposite leg. Do this for 15 to 20 times for 2 to 3 sets.
This is a great move to burn calories. Do this exercise for 2 to 3 minute or more depending on your endurance level. Start this move by performing a squat in a waist deep water. Co
unt for 4 seconds and jump up and perform a vigorous jog for 6 seconds. Jump back down and perform a squat. Repeat this for a full minute and rest, repeat it again once you’re rested.
Performing hip rotation on water can improve its effectiveness. Start by slightly bending your knees and rotate your hips in clockwork rotation for 30 seconds and shift to counterclockwise rotation. Perform this for 5 minutes and rest. Repeat this for a total of thirty minutes. This can help tone your core and hips.
Shed some pounds in the pool with these fun and easy pool exercises. Make this more fun and bring in your friends and family. Create a fun weekly activity for the family.