Every summer, we travel places where we can relax and enjoy and almost every summer you plan for going to the pool where you can just have fun with your family and friends. But, doing this every summer will be might become boring. So, this time you might try doing something new. Why not try doing aqua workouts. It will not only make you feel relaxed but also will make you fit.
But, before this you need to know that what is aqua workout? And is it beneficial or not?
Aqua workouts are the workouts which are done in the water. Water aerobics, aqua yoga, aqua jog, aqua fitness etc. are the different types of aqua workouts. These workouts are mostly done in fairly swallow water like swimming pool.
Benefits of Aqua Workout
- Your muscles strength will increase
As we all know that water flows in multiple directions and hence, the resistance in the pool will be greater than the air. Aqua workouts help you gain muscles strength in much faster pace.
- It builds your endurance
Water resistance is more natural resistance. Here, your body is required to be strained through water rather than against itself.
- Flexibility of your body will increase
The range of movement increases in water as we have to adjust our movements to push and pull of water.
- It decreases anxiety and even decreases the stress level
Watching water in motion is one of the most soothing activities and this in turn reduces stress. That’s why; people go to beaches and islands for vacations.
- It reduces your blood pressure
Water workouts help to blood to circulate in your body more effectively.
- Burns plenty of calories
Water workouts consists combination of cardio and strength workouts. Hence, more calories are burned than the usual workouts.
Now as you are aware about water workouts and even its benefits let us know which 10 aqua workouts you can do which are injury-free.
10 aqua workouts
- Arms toning
To do this, you need to stand by keeping your feet apart and arms extended in front of you while holding a ball. Now start breathing rhythmically and push the ball under the water. Make sure you move in rhythmic way and not strain your shoulders. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
- Marching in water
It is really very simple; you just have to stand straight initially. Now start making continuous strides as if you are marching on the spot while extending your arms. In short, you need to march like we march on land.
- Jumping jack
In this exercise, you need to keep your feet flat on the bottom of the pool and then bend in knees and after that try to spring up off as high as possible from the bottom.
- Stretching side ways
As the name suggests, you need stand sideways at the side of the pool keeping your feet firmly on the bottom of the pool. Now, inhale and stretch your outside arm overhead and after that exhale while leaning your hips away from the side of the pool.
- Waist trimming exercise
Keeping your back against poolside and arm along the edge for support, draw your knees towards the chest.
- Full body stretch
For this you need to stand facing to the side of the pool and make a grip with your hands at the edge of the pool. Now bend your knees and try to press your feet against the poolside.
- Kickbacks while standing
Hear you need to use your buttock and raise of your leg back and swing it back gently.
- Leg abduction
This exercise is similar to waist trimming exercise. Here, you need to try to spread your leg without straining the back.
This exercise is done out of the pool. It is same like the normal crunch which we usually do in gym workouts.
- Float on water
After workouts it is necessary to relax your body and in aqua workouts it is generally done by floating on water and relaxing by keeping your body loose.
Practicing these exercises will not only make you fit but also help you to spend your summer holidays effectively