It’s summertime, the sun is out and we all wish we could spend every single morning by a beach or a pool somewhere.
We know that the best thing about summer is laying around by the pool and doing nothing, but it’s no excuse to get lazy.
If you’re one of those people that prefers to stay in the water and gets demotivated by the summer heat, we have the perfect solution for you. Working out in the water.
Working out in the water has so many perks from minimal sweat, to working out in your swimming suit.
But more importantly, working out in the water is great for sculpting your body as the water itself adds a lot of resistance to the workout. Not to mention the low impact.
A lot of people I speak to talk about how working out typically makes their knees hurt, but with the weightlessness water provides there’s no worry for that! There’s a reason why so many physical therapists use water therapy for their clients.
This 20 minute workout will be challenging, but with the help of the water you probably won’t even realize how hard you’re working!
Jog in place (2 minutes)
- Stand in the shallow water and jog in place for 2 minutes.
- Keep your knees high as you jog.
Jumping Jacks (15 reps)
- Your typical jumping jacks but with the added challenge of keeping your balance and pushing through the water.
- Your feet don’t need to be on the floor the whole time.
Outer thigh lifts (15 reps on each side)
- Stand with one side next to the pool wall, keeping your feet together and hold onto the edge of the pool.
- Lift the opposite leg to the side and resist as you bring it back down.
Double Leg Lift (15 reps)
- Stand with your back leaning against the pool wall, keeping both legs straight and together
- Lower them down and then raise them up as high as you can.
Flutter Kicks (30 reps)
- Hold on to the edge of the pool, and bring your legs straight behind you.
- Kick your legs rapidly.
Knees To Elbows (15 reps on each side)
- Stand straight and keep your core tight.
- Bring one elbow across your body as you reach the opposite knee up to meet it.
- Switch sides
Upside Down Sit-Ups (15 reps)
- Put your knees over the edge of the pool and make sure they are hooked.
- Take a deep breathe and lower yourself as far down as you can and keep your core tight as you resist back up.
Tricep Dip (15 reps)
- Stand with your back to the pool wall and hold onto the edge of the pool with your hands.
- Raise your body out of the water and then lower it as you bend your elbows back.
- Keep your elbows close to your body as they bend.