Workout Moves in the Pool

September 25, 2013

The scale has gone up.  Not much, but still.  I'm not going to get discouraged, because I can't think of a single thing I've eaten that I wasn't supposed to.  I blame PMS.  Not to mention I've been in very snappy, terrible moods lately and having crazy cravings.  Definitely PMS.   (don't even ask me if I'm pregnant.  because just no.)

I did a killer workout in the pool the other night.  I felt pretty good about it.  I do realize the scale could be going up because muscle weighs more than fat, but I just need to see the scale going down down down.  I should also be taking my measurements, but I'm not.  I doubt we even have a measuring tape in the house.  (I act like they are hard to find at the store or something.)

So anyway, not sure how many of you workout in the pool, but I thought I'd list the moves I do for anyone interested.  I can definitely feel the burn in my arms, but I'm trying to find ways to feel the burn in my legs. 

meighan's pool workout
supplies you need:
water weights
I currently used the yellow because they are beginner.
You can really feel the resistance with them though.
pool noodle
any old pool noodle will do.
The gym I go to has a room chock full of all these materials.  If you are wanting to do a pool workout and the gym/pool doesn't provide them, the weights are about $30 on amazon and they have a million different kinds.  And we all know a pool noodle is like, a dollar.
Warm Up:  walk up and down the lane of the pool, circling or pushing arms through water for light resistance.  I do this 1-2 times.
Arm Raise:  with weights, hold your hands by your side.  for 45 seconds, raise arms up and down.  break for 15 seconds and repeat twice.
Knee Lifts:  while holding weights down, lift your knees one at a time. start slow and steadily increase your speed.
Jumping Jacks:  with weights, hold your hands by your side to begin.  start doing traditional jumping jack moves, but only bring your arms to right below the surface of the water for good resistance.  do this 45 seconds, rest 15, and repeat twice.

Running in Place:  with weights, run in place as hard as you can for 45 seconds.  rest 15, repeat twice.
Side Steps:  basically a slow jumping jack, take side steps down the lane of the pool, raising your arms with every step.
Leg Lifts:  put the noodle under one foot, raise knee and press foot back down to the bottom.  do for 45 seconds, rest 15, alternate legs, and repeat twice.
Leg Raise:  with the noodle still under your foot, let the noodle raise your leg to the side and then pull it back down to meet your other leg.  you should feel a good bit of resistance.
Push Ups:  hold the sides of the pool ladder and keep your body straight and tight.  pull in and push back, like you were doing a push up.  the resistance going both ways is great.

I'm a pisces and LOVE being in the water, so these are really great exercises for me to do!  I also have a knee injury, so these water workouts help tremendously.  I will be trying extra hard to get these PMS pounds off!

SW: 311
CW: 274.5
+6 since last update (boo!)

1 comment:

  1. Working out in the pool sounds like a great idea! I live in the middle of nowhere so one is not convenient for me...but when I was at the beach a few weeks ago I was doing some leg lifts and push ups in the pool when there was no one down there. It is amazing the resistance you feel under water! You got this :)