How to Lose Weight and Gain Muscle Tone with a Pool

Are you ready to make 2019 the year you feel confident in your swimsuit? Swimming pools provide a great means of exercise, weight loss and muscle toning. There are many different exercises that can help in achieving your goals. We put together a list of some of the top pool exercises:

1. Pool Weights

Pool weights are similar to the weights you see in the gym, but they’re buoyant. These foam barbells can be used to for exercises the tone and build muscle like bicep curls, tricep kick-backs and chest flies to name a few. The buoyancy of the barbells provides resistance, and the exercises can even be combined with water jogging for added cardio.

2. Pool Noodles

Pool noodles are usually thought of as pool toys, but they can be used for exercise. Noodles can be used for resistance exercises that work your legs, arms and abs. Check out this video for a look at the wide variety of exercises you can do with a pool noodle.

3. Cardio

Instead of swimming laps, try cardiovascular exercises like jumping jacks, jumping from one leg to the other, jumping and kicking or jump lunges. These exercises will burn calories and also help tone muscle. You can even set a time and do 5 minutes for a 20-minute cardio work out.

4. Water Jogging

Water jogging is pretty simple. It’s like running, but in the water. If you have a flat-bottom pool you can do water jogging laps, otherwise, you can stand in place and jog.

5. Kick Board

A kick board is a great way to tone your legs. You can switch it up by kicking on your front, then turning on your back and even to the side. You can switch from flutter kick to dolphin kick. You can even use a kick board to tone your arms with exercises like these.

6. Pool Push Ups

Yes, there is a way to do push ups in the pool! This exercise great for toning your arms. Check out this video that shows the ideal technique.

7. Lap Swimming

Swimming laps is great exercise and tones the entire body. Lap swimming is most ideal in a pool with an unobstructed swim corridor. We offer many pool designs that have this feature. Switch it up between freestyle, back stroke, breast stroke and butterfly.


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