The pool is for more than swimming
The weather is warming up, which makes it the perfect time to hit the pool for a workout. Whether you’re trying to focus on your legs, your arms, or your abs, there are plenty of different swim workouts that will strengthen your entire body.
If you are in a relatively shallow pool (about three to four feet), try a series of ten explosive squat jumps off the bottom of the pool with your hands over your head. “The water offers resistance on the way up and softens the landing on the way down,” says Misty Hyman, swim instructor and Olympic gold medalist based in Phoenix, Arizona. “You can increase strength in your legs, glutes, and abdominals without straining your joints.” Do the moves quickly to increase your heart rate, adding an extra cardiovascular boost to your workout. Want to give your glutes an extra boost? Try these butt exercises that really work.