Practicing water aerobics is a fun way to do your cardio workouts while staying as low-impact as you can. These workouts are fantastic for anyone at any fitness level and are especially helpful for those with painful joints and muscles, or even an injury. The water makes it so that your workout almost has no impact at all. So, let’s all learn more about aerobic exercises in the water.
What Are Aerobic Exercises?
Simply put, the term aerobic means that you use oxygen. So, you can complete them in the pool or ocean. There are water aerobic classes and exercises that you can do the next time you come to the gym. We want to help you build a routine and give you a great starting point for your pool exercise.
Water Aerobics Routine
There are tons of ways that you can exercise in water. Here are just a few water aerobic exercise examples to help you put together a fun, calorie-burning workout.
All of the oomph, with less impact. Give water push-ups a try to tone your arms, back, and chest. They are easy to do and will have you feeling stronger in no time.
- Stand near the side of the pool with your hands on the edge about shoulder distance apart
- Take a step back until your arms are straight out (but not locked) in front of you
- Bend your arms forward and lean towards the wall until your elbows are at about 90 degrees, and then slowly push yourself back
- Repeat until exhaustion
Squats can be hard on the knees and incredibly difficult for some of us to do….