Cardio Work-Out in Your Pool

Instead of driving over to the gym, why not use your beautiful home pool to escape the summer heat and experience an effective workout? You already have everything you need to work-out right in your backyard.

Always consult your doctor before beginning an exercise routine to make sure you are healthy enough to use it and if it will benefit you the best. Also, never workout in your pool alone and observe other pool safety rules.

First, Warm up:
Spend 5-10 minutes stretching your major muscle groups out of the water and use this time to slowly and steadily elevate your heart rate.

Strength and Endurance Training:
• Begin by simply walking back and forth in the water, submerging yourself to your shoulders. After two trips across and back, increase your pace and the reach of your arms.

Use your arms to pull yourself through the water. Repeat 5 times.
•Next, swim complete laps (across and back) using whichever stroke you want. Feel free to mix up strokes as well.
•Repeat the walking and laps up to 6 times. Don’t overexert yourself, but try to keep you heart rate up for 10-20 minutes.

Cool Down:
•Use the pool to stretch out your muscles, which are most likely sore at this point, and then repeat stretching once you are out of the pool.

A moderately paced pool exercise for 30 minutes can burn up to 300 calories. Afterwards, rest and drink an entire 12 ounce bottle of water. Once you have caught your breath and finished you water, fill up on fruit and veggies. Try to keep the carbs and dips to a minimum to avoid post-workout overeating.

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