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Swimming is great exercise, but so is pool-lates, water aerobics, and other activities you can incorporate into your exercise regimen.
You Will Need
- Pull float
- Webbed gloves
- Scuba fins
- Floating belt or pool noodle
- Buoy dumbbells
- Pool shoes
Target legs and arms separately
Target your legs and arms separately for a more intense workout by using a kickboard to get a good leg workout and then a pull float to focus on those arms.
Increase the water's drag with webbed gloves for your hands and scuba fins for your feet. These will make your muscles work harder and add a real kick to your cardio routine.
Use a floating belt
Use a floating belt, or better, a pool noodle, to help keep your head above water so you can spend more time focusing on each exercise rather than worrying about going under.
Incorporate buoys, like foam dumbbells and bars, to work your arms. Use the resistance of the water to push the dumbbells down and then resist letting them float back up.
Wear cool shoes
Protect your feet from a textured pool floor or small rocks in a lake with a pair of water shoes. This will also aid your balance and traction when you workout.
Practice correct form
Practice correct form as you use your exercise equipment and monitor your exertion level as you work. With a little practice, you'll be able to elevate your routine to the next level.