While swimming is a great whole-body workout, there are plenty of other in-water exercises that target specific parts of your body for some hardcore toning. Mark Hendricks, Equinox Group Fitness Manager in Toronto, shares his favorite exercises that ensure a tough (but fun!) pool workout.
Cross Country Ski: For this exercise, Hendricks recommends beginning with your legs in a split stance touching the bottom of the pool. Then, lift your knees one at a time, while also incorporate the opposing arm movement (as if you were skiing with poles!). Move continuously for 45-60 seconds and try to do 3 rounds.
Side Step: Start with your legs together and step wide. "Allow your arms to follow your legs," Hendricks says. "And then bring your legs back together." Step out to target outer thighs, step in to target inner thighs.
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