Going for a dip in the pool isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about working out, but pool exercise is one of the best ways to stay fit without the typical post-workout aches and pains. You get the relaxation of being in the water combined with the rejuvenating effect of a low-impact, fat-shredding workout.
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Lap Swimming is a great low-impact exercise to help you stay fit, improve lung function and get you stronger. Throw on one of your cute plus size bathing suits or one of your trendy one piece swimsuits, head to your local pool, and relax as you swim some laps. No need to feel as though you have to be the next Michael Phelps, whatever your pace, swimming is a sure-fire way to destress and reenergize.
Slip into one of you designer tankini bathing suits, but now, take a break from your laps and, instead, bring your aerobic exercises into the water. Being in the water lightens the load on your body as you tread water, do some kicks or go for a walk in the pool. Water aerobic exercises are also a great way to heal aching muscles and repair an injury without the stress of your typical physical therapy workouts.
In the gym, the ab bicycle can be one of the most grueling core workouts, but rest your elbows on the edge of the pool, or on a pool noodle, and take the ab bicycle into the water. You can reduce the stress on your core while also engaging your shoulders as you hold on to the edge. The resistance from the water makes the water bicycle a great leg workout as well. Move your legs in a pedaling motion as fast as you can and feel the calories burn away.
Lie on your stomach, hold on to a paddleboard, the edge of the pool, a noodle, or anything else you can get a hold of and kick your legs behind you. With this pool exercise, it’s about kicking fast, not about kicking high. While making as large a splash as possible is fun, make sure you keep your legs in the water. This exercise is sure to get your heart racing as you shred some fat while strengthening all of your leg muscles.
For this pool exercise, all you need to do is grasp the railing or ladder on the side of the pool and repeatedly pull yourself up and slowly lower yourself back into the water. Doing a pull-up in the gym can be challenging and painful, but the water helps support your weight and ensure you experience the full range of motion of a pull-up. Change your grip from wide to narrow, or palms facing you to facing away, and get a variety of upper body muscles involved in the workout. As this exercise is sure to reveal your plus size swimwear to fellow pool-goers, make sure you’re prepared with Always For Me’s stylish offerings:
Water exercises are a great way to mix up your workout routine and add the tranquility of a pool to the exhausting nature of your workout. Bringing any exercise you like to do into the pool is the perfect way to reduce the strain on your muscles and joints, and relieve you of the worry of not being able to walk the next morning. Whether swimming, biking, or doing pull-ups, pool exercise allows you to build muscle, stay healthy and enjoy a beautiful day at the pool.