I can’t believe it’s already June! The good news is it’s almost officially summer, which means it’s time for pool parties! Here’s a great workout to Flab-Proof your weekend next time you hit the water! Here are the moves or check out the instructional video above. Let me know which move is your favorite! Perform as a circuit (one exercise right away after the next). Rest for 60 seconds and repeat.
Lunge & Swoosh (works chest, glutes, inner and outer thighs): Begin with feet together. Step out to side into a lunge. Supporting leg stays straight. Stay in lunge as you swoosh the arms across the front of the body, pushing the water away from you as you use it (the water) as a source of resistance. This entire movement should take you about a count of four. Squeeze the butt and bring the lunging leg back in. Repeat on the other side. Continue alternating for a total of 8 lunges on each side.
Jog & Sprint (works legs & core): Alternate high knees up to the chest activating the abs. Make sure to use your arms as well. Count to 20 and then sprint for a count of 10 to increase your heart rate.
Cowboy Runs: Hands behind head to open up chest. Alternate high knees out to the sides working into the obliques. As the knee lifts the upper body should lift up and over towards the knee. 15 on each side.
Fly Like a Bird: Split your legs and lunge down (so the water is up to your chest) pushing arms out in front of you. From here hinge at the hips so the upper body comes forward into the water. Extend back leg long and reach arms long to the sides. Pulse arms back (squeezing shoulder blades together) and leg up. Try to keep your limbs beneath the water. Pulse 20 times on each side.
Ab Tuck & Twist: Stand with feet together, soften knees, and jump up bringing knees to chest. Land with knees soft. Repeats with a twist to one side, back to the center, and then the other side. Do this series 4 times through before moving on.
Pike Ab Challenge: Stand with feet together and bring arms up to shoulders in an upright row position. Soften knees and push off bringing feet out long in front of you and and arms down to sides. Your body should be in the shape of a V. Land with knees soft and repeat 6 times.