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
- Back pedalling
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 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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