Fat-Burning Exercises: Pool Workouts
Splash Your Way Slim
Shallow Water Cardio Combos
Pilates for the Pool
If you haven’t swum since high school but are looking for a new way to stay fit this summer, go back to basics with this 30-minute 1,000-yard lap workout from Jane Katz, PhD, a Masters swimming champion and a member of the 1964 U.S. Olympic Synchronized Swimming Performance Team.
Warmup (5 minutes)
Begin with 5 minutes of water walking, water jogging, or aqua aerobics and light stretching.
Workout (20 minutes)
Easy 200-yard warmup (8 laps in a 25-yard pool, for example)
2 x 200 yards front crawl, backstroke, side stroke, breaststroke, butterfly, or a combination of strokes
2 x 100 yards kicking
2 x 50 yard sprints (little rest in between laps)
Cooldown (5 minutes)
1 x 100 yard medley of strokes followed by light stretching