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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pool Workouts

Summer is almost here!  
In the south that means warm temperatures and extremely humid air.  I always find it difficult to maintain my running schedule in the summer because of the weather so this year I've decided I'm going to utilize the pool at the country club to get some activity in. 
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The kickboard is going to be my best friend this summer.  I am not a fantastic swimmer and my upper body strength is weeeeaaaakkkk.  I'm going to attempt to swim as many laps as possible and then just hang onto my kickboard and get some good cardio out of kicking back and forth.  It's a great way to get cardio and kickboards are very inexpensive.

Pool Push-ups
What a great way to do some strength training with low impact!  The water helps stabilize you while still getting an upper body workout.

You may laugh when you read this, but last summer when I taught water aerobics we ended each class with The Wobble and the Cha Cha Slide.  Not only are those great workouts when dancing, but in the water they are even more difficult because of the resistance it creates.  

How will you adjust your workout this summer?

11 comments:

  1. I love swimming and water workouts! I just wish I had better access to a pool!

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  2. Swimming is definitely a great summer workout idea. We have a community pool where we live and I would love to utilize it to get some laps in!

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