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Make a Splash

From shallow-water routines to lap swimming, you'll love these wet and wonderful workouts.

2.  Jumping Jacks  Balance yourself so legs hang straight down and together and arms extend sideways at shoulder height, palms down just below water line.  Separate legs hip-width apart as you press arms down toward legs.  As arms return to starting position, bring legs together.  Alternate 1 minute of jumping jacks (about 30-50 reps) with 1 minute of the skiing in exercise.  1.  Strengthens hips, thighs, shoulders, chest and back.

3. Run/jog forward and back   “Jog” forward for 20 counts as if on land, then backward for 20 counts. Keep knees up, arms moving in opposition to legs; don’t lean. Continue for 8–10 minutes, then extend legs out farther as if “running.” Continue for 8–l0 minutes. Strengthens quadriceps, hamstrings, buttocks and upper arms.

2. Jumping jacks Balance yourself so legs hang straight down and together and arms extend sideways at shoulder height, palms down just below water line. Separate legs hip-width apart as you press arms down toward legs. As arms return to starting position, bring legs together. Alternate 1 minute of jumping jacks (about 30–50 reps) with 1 minute of the skiing in exercise 1. Strengthens hips, thighs, shoulders, chest and back.

4. Scissors kicks  Float as if leaning back in a chair, legs straight and arms by sides; scull water with hands to stay balanced. Keep legs about 1 1/2 feet below surface, toes pointed. Now “scissor cross” legs, opening them to hip-width apart  and alternating the top leg in crossing. Do 8 scissors kicks with toes pointed, then 8 with feet flexed. Strengthens abdominals and inner thighs.

 

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