Aqua Aerobics: Trim Your Thighs With These 10-Minute Water Exercises
Fond of swimming? Have a thing for intensive workouts? Great, now merge them together.Did you know that water exercises are more effective than land ones, although you’d have to sweat it out less – literally! Water provides buoyancy and resistance. This combination makes the body feel lighter, while making the exercises more effective.
Mentioned below are a few water workouts that will help you to trim your thighs
1. Water cycling
Cycling on land is effective, and cycling in water is super effective! Just get into the pool, and make cycling movements with your legs for 10 minutes. You will feel the pressure in your thighs, and after a few days, your thighs will look visibly slimmer. Try it!
Treading water is a good exercise; it helps the body tone up. Go to the deeper part of the pool, and tread as fast as you can. Do this for half a minute, and rest for half a minute (just float) – repeat this cycle 20 times, and feel the difference in your body weight.
Just jog in the water for 10 minutes. Why in water? Because water will provide resistance to your jogging movements, and the pressure created will help you tone up your thighs. Also, because of the buoyancy provided by the water, the workout will not tire you out soon.
4. Cross country
Stand in the pool in shoulder-deep water, and stretch out your alternate arm and leg in a cross-country march mode – just stand in one place, and march for 10 minutes. Extend your arms and legs as far back and front as possible. Do this regularly, and you will have trim thighs.
5. Side kicks
Stand in the water with your arms stretched out, towards the sides. Extend your legs sideways, and kick them out in that direction alternately. Stretch out as far as possible. Do this for 5 minutes, then take a break; repeat.
Hold on to the edge of the pool with your head and shoulders above the water. Draw up your knees to your chest, and hold for 2 counts. Stretch out your legs in front, and again, hold for 2 counts. Repeat this cycle 10-15 times, or until tired. This exercise will shape up your thighs and buttocks.
7. Step push-ups
As the body becomes lighter in water, push-ups become easier. Go to the shallow end of the pool. Place your hands on the lowest step and your toes on the pool floor. Keep your face above the water. Now do your push-ups slowly, 10-15 times. Take a break, and repeat.
A combination of these exercises would work wonders for not only toning up your thighs, but for reducing your overall body weight as well. Being in the water is as it is a soothing experience, and exercising in it is just great – try it out for yourself!