Make a Splash: Calorie-Blasting Water Workout
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CIRCUIT 3: HYDRO BELLY BLASTER
Stand 2 feet away from side of pool, feet hip-width apart and hands resting on wall. Draw left knee into chest, rounding back and contracting abs. Extend leg behind you, squeezing through glutes. Continue for 30 seconds. Switch legs, and repeat for 30 seconds to complete 1 set.
Targets: Abs, butt
Stand with left hand on pool edge, right hand extended overhead. Sweep right leg forward to belly height, then sweep it behind you, squeezing glutes. Continue for 30 seconds. Switch legs, and repeat for 30 seconds to complete 1 set.
Targets: Legs, butt, abs
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FAT-ZAPPING CARDIO MOVES
Rockin’ Water Run
Keeping abdominals tight, run from one side of pool to the other. Swing arms powerfully through water and lift knees high toward chest. Continue for 1 minute to complete 1 set.
Stand with feet hip-width apart. Lower into a squat, keeping knees behind toes. Then jump, raising arms overhead and lifting feet off pool floor. Land softly in squat position, knees bent. Continue for 1 minute to complete 1 set.
3 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR BURN
1. Contract your core
Before beginning each move, tighten your abs to keep your balance in the water. Maintain this contraction throughout the exercise, but breathe normally.
2. Watch your form
Move quickly to amp up heart rate-the more reps you do in each set, the more calories you'll burn--but don't go so fast that you lose control of the movement.
3. Trim with tunes
Blasting fast-paced pool grooves from your iPod will motivate you to push harder. Keep your iPod safe with water-proof speakers, such as the Eco Extreme Rugged All Terrain Speaker Case ($50; gracedigitalaudio.com).