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7 Exercises To Do In The Swimming Pool To Lose Weight

Take advantage of the summer to lose weight too! You don't have to break a sweat at the gym doing zumba or lifting weights because, in good weather, the pool becomes your best ally to take care of your body. And it is that in the aquatic environment you can get to do a large number of exercises that will help us burn calories but also strengthen the muscles of the body. So, take advantage of the days that you go to cool off in the pool to do your training! In this article we are going to discover the BEST exercises in the pool to lose weight that will help you take care of your body without having to go through heat.

The best exercises in the water to lose weight

We started this article on exercises in the pool to lose weight to tell you about those that will help you take care of yourself completely. They are exercises that will activate your metabolism and, therefore, help you burn more calories (fat) during the day.

They will also help you work muscles such as those in the legs, abdomen, back, etc., so that you enjoy stronger health and a more toned body. The benefits of swimming for the body are well known , but if you also do these exercises you will be able to work your muscles better and achieve better muscle definition.

Here we leave you the 3 best exercises in the water that have benefits for the whole body in general.

Exercise of the bicycle in the water

If you want to activate your body in summer, nothing better than taking advantage of the time in the pool to do some sport. The exercise of the bicycle is ideal for the body and, therefore, here we tell you step by step how to do it:

  1. Place your back against the wall and your elbows should rest on the edge of the pool
  2. Now, you will have to stretch your legs until you can create a 90º angle with your body.
  3. In this position, you should start to do the pedaling movement with your legs taking your legs out and putting your legs back in the water.

It is important that, while doing this exercise, your abdomen is strong and contracted because, in this way, you will be able to work the abdominal area. Do this exercise for 2 minutes , then rest for an additional 2 minutes to immediately start the exercise again for another set.

Sprint without moving

This is another of the best exercises in the pool to lose weight and, in addition, it is very easy to do . To do this, place yourself in an area of ​​the pool where you are sheltered and do not disturb other swimmers, the water must cover you above the waist so that the exercise is valuable. You must follow these steps :

  1. Stand with your legs slightly apart
  2. Now, raise your legs doing the movement of running at high speed, as if you were doing a sprint, but without moving from the site
  3. It is important that you try to raise your knees and that they are as close to your chest as possible

You should hold the sprint for 30 to 40 seconds and then rest. It is essential that, during this short period of time, you try to do the movements at the maximum speed you can and that you raise your legs well, thus, you will work your body better.

Side jumps in the pool

These jumps are perfect to burn calories, to activate your body and to strengthen the lower body . It is one of the essential exercises if you want to lose weight in the pool and that, although at first they can be a bit complicated to do, with time you will be able to do them correctly. The steps are the following:

  1. Stand with your legs straight on the side of the pool
  2. Now, you must jump to the right bending both knees at the same time
  3. Then, you must give yourself momentum with the ground and jump to the left
  4. The legs have to be joined at all times for the exercise to really take effect.

Do 10 jumps to the right and 10 to the left and rest. Your arms can help you balance better and thus burn more calories in a way that is also a lot of fun.

3 pool exercises for abs

But if you are looking for exercises in the pool to lose weight because what you are concerned about is eliminating belly fat , then the best thing you can do is a series of exercises that focus on the abdomen and will help you tone and tighten it. There are several options you can choose from but we propose these 3 ideal exercises to have an iron belly.

Leg extension

This is one of the best exercises you can do in the water and that will help you work your abs in a very effective way. To do this, you will have to follow these steps :

  1. You have to go to the pool area where you do not touch standing
  2. Once there, you will have to put your legs completely straight and erect under the water
  3. Hold this position for 30 seconds
  4. Rest 20 seconds and repeat the exercise again

This type of exercise is very similar to the plank since, in a static way, it helps you to work the abdominal area of ​​the body in a safe and healthy way. It is recommended that you do 3 sets of 30 seconds each so that your muscles work to the maximum.

Leg movement for the abdomen

There is a typical abdominal exercise known as the scissors and it helps to work the lower abdomen. This exercise can be done easily in the pool, especially if you are in an area where you do not touch with your feet. To do this you have to follow these steps:

  1. Stand with your back to the pool wall and rest your elbows on the curb
  2. Raise your legs creating a 90 degree angle with your body
  3. Now, you should start moving your feet horizontally, like doing scissors
  4. Hold 15 reps, rest, and start over

This exercise should be done in 3 or 4 sets of 15 repetitions. It is better not to touch your feet on the ground because, that way, you will not be tempted to rest.

Raise and lower your legs

And finally, another of the exercises in the pool for abs is this one that we also usually do lying down in the gym. But, this time we will not be lying down but we will be leaning against the wall, as we were in the previous exercise. You must follow these steps:

  1. Lean your back against the wall and place your shoulders on the curb
  2. Try to be in an area of ​​the pool where you do not touch with your feet on the ground
  3. Now, you should start the exercise by raising both legs at the same time, completely straight, and creating a 90 degree angle.
  4. When you reach waist height, you must lower your legs again and stretch them against the wall, and then raise them again

Do 3 sets of 15 reps each. You will see that, with time, you get a real chocolate bar.

7 pool exercises to lose weight - 3 pool exercises for absImage: Sportadictos

Pool exercises for glutes

Do you want to tone your buttocks? Well, you should know that in the pool you can also do it. Here we offer you some of the best exercises in the water with which you can work the butt area and make it much stronger and without cellulite.

Back leg raise

To do this exercise you will have to position yourself in an area of ​​the pool that the water covers more or less by the chest or by the neck. You have to touch your feet on the ground . So, follow these steps:

  • Face the pool wall and hold onto the wall with your arms
  • Now, you must lift your right leg trying to raise it to the maximum
  • Lower your right leg and do the same with your left

You will have to repeat 10 raises with both legs and then rest until you complete 3 sets.

Butterfly kick

And we end this article with the best exercises in the pool to lose weight to talk, now, about the butterfly kick that will help you work your glutes. In this case you will have to follow these steps:

  1. Face the pool wall and place your arms on the curb
  2. Now, you must bring your legs together and, with both at the same time, deliver a strong kick backwards like the one done when swimming butterfly
  3. You have to ensure that the movement is fast and strong so that your legs and buttocks feel the exercise.

Do 10 kicks, rest, and do another series again until you manage to do 3.

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