July 10th, 2015
Here’s a basic water workout for you to try. But get creative because anything goes – try modifying movements you do on land with a focus on using the resistance of the water.
- High knee jog on the spot (or march, if jogging isn’t an option for you)
- Jumping jacks – either as you would on land, or alternating sides, which is easier on you cardiovascular system, but provides an added balance challenge.
- Water flies – straighten your arms out at your sides, with your fingers together and palms open and facing forward. They should be under the water. Bring them together in front of you, and then open back up. The faster you move, the more resistance you’ll feel.
- Core rotations – bring your hands together in front of you, with arms straight, squeezing palms together. Keeping your arms together, rotate from side-to-side from the waist. Get as far as you can to each side – from 10 to 2 o’clock if you can swing it, working up to 9 to 3.
Do each for 30 seconds, and move on to the next. Repeat five times, for a great workout in only about 10 to 15 minutes.