Your all-season pool can provide you and your loved ones with a versatile backyard water experience.
Whether you’re looking to entertain, relax or exercise, your all-season pool has all of your unique needs covered. If you’re new to the world of aquatic exercise, especially within an all-season pool, then this article is for you!
Let’s take a look at some of the best exercises for your all-season pool.
1. Warming Up
A combination of light cardiovascular movement and dynamic stretching is the best warm-up for your aquatic fitness routine. Engage in a variety of dynamic stretches to begin your all-season pool workout, targeting all areas of your body. A variety of water-friendly workout equipment can be used to advance your warm-up, such as ankle and wrist weights.
Dynamic stretches can include:
- High-knee marching
- Arm circles
- Ankle touches
- Lunge walking
- Side shuffles
Your warm-up should last about five minutes in total.
2. Strength Training
Your strength training can include a variety of water-based exercises. These swim spa exercises will target a range of muscles and muscle groups, depending on your fitness regimen. We suggest incorporating a variety of exercises, including the use of some equipment, such as rowing attachments or even leg weights.
Strength training exercises can include:
- Forward and side lunges
- Wall push-ups
- Deepwater bicycle
- Water weights for biceps curls
- Toe pushes
- Pool plank
- Flutter kicks
- Reverse crunches
Your strength training set should last about 15 minutes.
3. Cardiovascular Activity
It’s time to really get your body moving with some cardio! These whole-body exercises will help you to burn calories and engage all areas of your body. Cardiovascular activity is the key to a well-rounded, effective workout – especially in an all-season pool!
Cardiovascular exercises can include:
- Walking, jogging, and running
- Swimming laps
- Jumping jacks
Your cardiovascular activity should last about 10 minutes.
4. Cool Down
Congratulations, your workout is complete! Now is the time to help your body transition from a state of training, muscle building, and calorie burning, to rest and relaxation. Your cool-down period can include some dynamic stretches, but static stretches will be the focus at this time.
Static stretches can include:
- Overhead triceps stretch
- Biceps stretch
- Converted cobra pose
- Seated butterfly stretch
Your cool-down period should last at least three minutes and can extend into time spent relaxing and lounging in your all-season pool afterward.
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