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So you Think I'm Skinny?

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Summer is here, and we all know what that means - bikinis. Everyone, at one point or another, has had the desire to get fit as the summer approaches. However, depending on their lifestyle, getting to the gym is not possible for some people. If you want a break outside your usual fitness routine, try diving into some aquatic exercises. Exercising in the water can provide great full-body workouts and is refreshing during the hot summer. 

Writing down your health goals is a perfect way to start. Choosing workout goals that fit your lifestyle makes you more likely to stick to them. Remember to set goals that are attainable and that make sense with the type of lifestyle that you live. 

Let's dive into the benefits of water workouts and some workouts that can be performed in a pool.

Below we list some of our favorite pool exercises for a full-body workout. 

 

Walking in water 

Walking in water is a great starting point. This exercise is excellent for getting a feel for the resistance that comes with aquatic activities. 

  • Start by walking in shallow water. 
  • Lengthen your spine and walk along the shallow end of the pool (about waist high)
  • Walk from heel to toe and not on your tiptoes.
  • Keep your arms at your side and move them as you walk.
  • Engage your core and stand tall.
  • Walk for about 10 minutes.

 

Back wall glide 

This exercise helps activate the muscles in your core and lower body. 

  • Hold onto the pool ledge, tuck your knees into your chest, and press your feet into the wall.
  • Push off the wall and float on your back for as long as possible.
  • Draw your knees to your chest, press your feet to the bottom of the pool, and run back to the wall. 
  • Continue this exercise for 10-15 minutes. 

 

Jumping jacks

Jumping jacks are great for targeting your muscles in both your upper and lower body. 

  • Stand in the water at chest level. 
  • Start with your feet together and arms at your side.
  • Jump by moving your legs outward and bringing your arms overhead. 
  • Jump again to return to the starting point. 
  • Do 3-4 sets of 10-12 reps. 

 

Leg kicks

This exercise works the muscles in your core and legs. 

  • Start by holding onto the pool ledge.
  • Flutter-kick your legs.
  • Scissor-kick your legs. 
  • Follow with dolphin-kick. 
  • Do each kick for about 4 minutes

Because water offers heavier resistance than air, pool exercises can be more challenging. However, the more severe resistance can also help you burn more calories quickly. Aquatic exercises are great for cardio, strength, flexibility, and endurance. Water also provides extra support for your muscles and joints. This allows you to workout harder than you would be able to workout on land. Aquatic exercises are also great for pregnant women, people with joint injuries, or osteoporosis. 

Water workouts are an effective way to pump your heart rate while simultaneously strengthening your major muscle groups. Pair your aquatic workouts with Sol Nutritions Skinny Me supplement. Our Skinny Me herbal supplement helps you lose weight by supporting your metabolism and liver while encouraging fat burn. This formula helps break down and metabolize sugar more efficiently, improving your gut health. 

Whether you are searching for a low-impact exercise routine or just want to get a workout in while enjoying the sunny weather in the summer, these exercises are a great place to start. 

 

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