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How to Build Strength with Water Exercise

Watch more Water & Pool Fitness videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Build strength with water exercise using these hints and preserve your health. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Tighten your butt and thighs Tighten your butt, thighs, legs and abs with kickboard sprints, by holding the board with fully extended arms and kicking fast. Keep your legs almost completely straight, bending a little at the knee. Rest for seconds and repeat without completely tiring yourself out. Step 2: Kick at the side Hold the pool side and lie straight out, kicking toward the edge and pushing yourself back against the pressure. Build strength with this water exercise in your arms, legs, abs, and thighs. Step 3: Tread water Tread water for 30 seconds, raising your arms over your head to make it tougher and to increase the burn. Tip Swimming is not the best exercise for weight loss. Water draws heat away from the body, not allowing the metabolism to increase. Step 4: Do laterals with floats Do lateral raises, standing in hip-deep water. Hold hand floats under water at the sides for several seconds. Bend the elbows and raise the floats to the hips and push back down again, repeating 15 times, to enhance the shoulders. Step 5: Make figure eights Stand in chest-deep water and hold one float down with both hands in front. Make clockwise and counterclockwise motions, in a figure eight, to strengthen your arms, legs, shoulders, and thighs. Tip Hydrate yourself regularly when working out. Just because you're in water doesn't mean you have enough in your body. Step 6: Enroll in water aerobics Enroll in a water aerobics class, even if only to do some water walking, which will burn twice the calories the same effort on land would. The added advantage is that you cushion your joints, since in water you are only 10 to 15 percent of your normal weight. Step 7: Jog in the deep Condition yourself in the pool by jogging in the deep end underwater to build the legs and get the heart rate up. Build a routine, have fun safely, and improve your health all at the same time. Did You Know? Water provides 12 times the resistance that air does -- making exercise more challenging in water than outside the pool.
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