Now that the weather is warm, you can begin working out in the water!
Working out and cardio can get monotonous. A good way to shake up your workout routine is by working out in water.
There are many differnt types of water exercises and workouts you can do to burn those calories. Whether you swim in the ocean, lake or swimming pool you can get a good workout.
Here are some water workouts that will blast calories:
- Distance Swimming: Swimming laps is the most common water exercise. Most gyms, recreation or community centers have pools with designated lanes for laps. Depending on fitness level, start slow and stay closer to the shallow area or wall in case of fatigue or cramping.
- Sprint Swimming: Swimming short laps (usually across the pool rather than the length of it) at a fast pace is a great way to burn calories.
- Water Plyometrics: Water helps reduce the amount of impact on knees/joint and provides resistance. Try doing jumping jacks, leg kicks, single leg hops, squat jumps, leaping lunges and tuck jumps.
- Aqua Bootcamp or Aerobics: Check your local rec/community centers or gyms for classes.
The following is a short Water Plyometrics routine:
Do you enjoy swimming or being in the water?
Have you ever done or are you willing to try water workouts?
How often do you get into the pool/water for fun or fitness?
** Don't forget to update your food journal.
** Remember to fit in an extra 10 - 30 minutes of walking in addition to your daily cardio/workout.
** Drink at least 64 oz of water today!