Miramar´s pool owner know that having a pool in their backyards is more than a recreational space to hang out with family and friends. The swimming pool is an ideal space to practice exercise and get fit. It can also be the perfect place to rehabilitate an injury and get healthy exercise, help you to reactivate blood circulation, prevent osteoporosis and reduce some emotional problems such as stress and anxiety.
The personal trainer and creator of Minardi Training, Jimmy Minardi says “Swimming is one of the best full-body, low-impact physical activities you can do” he affirms that workout in a pool offers something no other aerobic exercise does: the ability to work all the major muscle groups without harsh impact to your skeletal system. That’s whay is the best way to increase overall fitness, strength, flexibility, and muscular endurance, enabling you to re-sculpt your body.”
Therefore, the pool is the ideal environment to eliminate calories while we take care of our health, that’s why many pool owners in Miramar use pool exercises as a way to create a general, gentle exercise routine.
Some of the aquatic exercises that will help you to be in shape and burn fat are:
Water Running Exercise
Also known as aqua jogging, this exercise provides the high-intensity cardio aspect of running without the punishing impact of striking on a hard surface. Essentially, you run through the water just as you would outdoors (only with slight tweaks on proper form). Your back should be straight; your arms should be bent at the elbow, and your hands balled into fists as you pump them through the water. Run as hard as you can. Do 3 rounds of 5-minute running intervals.
Double Leg Lift
Leaning back on the pool edge, lower your legs straight down and then raise them up as high as you can, keeping legs perfectly straight and together. The water provides extra difficulty because you have to fight your body’s natural buoyancy to maintain control. IF this is too difficult sit on the edge of the pool and perform the movement from there.
Half Suspended Jumping Jack
Jumping jacks go to a whole new moon-walk level in the pool. Not only do you have to push through the water, but you also have to keep your balance as your natural buoyancy will lead you to tip forward or back. Jump your legs out as you normally would but don’t let your feet touch the bottom when you bring them back to the center.
this move uses pool weights or kettlebells to work your shoulders from a different angle. Holding your arms straight out in front of you at shoulder height, push the weights down to your legs and then raise them back to shoulder height. Aim for one smooth motion with no rest at the top or the bottom, keeping the whole range of motion under the water.
Float in the water on your back perpendicular to the side of the pool. Put your legs, from the knees up, on the deck of the pool, while the remainder of your body is flat in the water. Use your abdominal muscles to pull your upper body up out of the water as far as you can. Use your muscles again to lower your body back into the water. Do 3 sets of 20 reps
As you see, we can exercise our body and tone the muscles with simple exercises in the pool. With only 20 or 30 minutes tree days a week, we will notice how our health improves while we lose weight.