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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
- Swim goggles and a swim cap
- Flotation belt, foam barbells, and a set of foot cuffs
- Pull floats
- Swim fins and webbed gloves
- Underwater mp3 player
- Foam water noodle (optional)
Start with swimming equipment
Start with a pair of swim goggles and a swim cap if you are a swimmer. These basic items can also aid anyone involved in water sports.
Get water aerobics gear
Get water aerobics gear, such as a flotation belt, foam barbells, and a set of foot cuffs. A flotation belt fastens around your waist and lets you tread water or work out in deep water, while foot cuffs attached to your ankles and aquatic barbells provide resistance for a more intense workout.
Consider a kickboard
Consider a kickboard. It allows you to concentrate on proper leg movement and improves your cardiovascular fitness while giving your upper body a rest.
Try pull floats
Try pull floats, which immobilize your legs while you concentrate on your arm technique and working out your upper body.
Add swim fins and webbed gloves
Add swim fins to get a more powerful kick while swimming and to work out your legs. Similarly, webbed gloves can increase the power of each stroke while swimming laps or give you a leg up while doing water aerobics.
Energize your workout
Energize your water workout by strapping on an underwater mp3 player, which attaches to swim goggles or a snorkeling mask. Now, work out with the music!