No matter if you’re a newbie to exercise or boast the figure of Hercules, a swim spa is a great way to enhance your exercise strength training routine. Not only can it help you gain lean muscle, a swim spa prevents putting any strain on your joints in the process. An Endless Pools® Swim Spa brings an exceptional and effective fitness tool right to your backyard. Check out these five strength training exercises to try in a swim spa.
Strength Training for Your Low Body
Who knew leg day could be so fun? Start your lower body training with simple squats. While standing in your swim spa, place your feet hip-width apart. Keeping your back straight and hands in front of you, squat as low as is comfortable. Do three sets of 15 repetitions.
Next up, walking lunges. Take a big step forward with one foot, hands on your hips. Slowly lower your back knee until your front thigh is horizontal. Repeat with each step until you’ve gone the distance of your swim spa three times.
Try Arm Curls for Upper Body Gains
Arm curls in the swim spa can be done using just the natural resistance of the water. Or for a further challenge, incorporate aquatic dumbbells. Do three sets each of bicep curls, tricep kickbacks, and front dumbbell raises. The key to arm curls is not to rush the repetitions. Take it slowly to get the most out of each curl.
Build Strength with the Endless Pools Cardio Options
Endless Pools swim spas are legendary for their incredible cardio options. Regular and challenging cardio workouts allow you to gain whole body strength as well as cardiovascular improvement. With an Endless Pools swim spa, you can choose from running, swimming, walking, or rowing with the ribbon flow resistance current. You can vary the current for more or less of a challenge.
Don’t Forget Your Core
Crunches are effective and simple to do in a swim spa. With your back to the wall and arms holding on to the sides, lift your knees to your chest and hold for 10 seconds while squeezing your core. Repeat the same movement 15 times. Next, while standing, try to touch one knee to the opposite elbow. Switch it up to do both sides.
Improve Lean Muscle Mass with Aquatic Yoga
Yoga is not typically viewed as a strength training exercise. However, aquatic yoga in your swim spa is able to help you create lean muscle mass in addition to increased mobility and flexibility.
One great aquatic yoga pose is the Flamingo Stance. Stand on one foot with the other foot gently placed on the inner thigh of your opposite leg. Once you feel well balanced, stretch your hands towards the sky.
Next up, the Side Bend. Standing with a wide stance, move one hand over your head and stretch in the opposite direction. This should open up your shoulders and lungs.
Once you’ve finished your strength training for the day, you can relax and enjoy a hydro massage. Gain muscle, flexibility, relaxation, and so much more all in an Endless Pools swim spa. If you’d like to learn more about swim spas, contact us at Texas Hot Tub Company. With limited supply available in the current market, now is the time to order your Endless Pools swim spa now so you can start enjoying it as soon as possible!