Don’t think that you’re limited to swimming laps when you want to take your summer workout to the pool. With minimal equipment and a little planning, you can also create a rewarding strength workout in the pool. Grab a pool noodle and a kickboard to take advantage of the extra resistance provided by the water, and get ready for some great exercise.
Give your legs and glutes a good workout while your upper body relaxes by propping your elbows on the edge of the pool and bicycling away under the water’s surface.
To do this slow-motion burpee, start by holding the edge of the pool with one hand. Draw your feet up flat on the pool wall, then jump out into a side plank position, still holding the wall, and repeat.
Plank With a Noodle
Start this exercise for your abs, arms and back by hooking your toes over a rung of your pool’s ladder to hold yourself in place. Grab a pool noodle and push it down, trying to keep it underwater for 30 seconds at a time.
Lean back on the edge of the pool, and lift your legs up and down to tone them up.