20-Minute Water Workout: Sculpt Your Body in the Pool
Do each move for two minutes in the pool's shallow end (about 4 feet deep):1. Jog in place
Keep knees high.2. Tick-tock hop
Quickly jump from side to side, keeping feet together.3. Knee twist
Cross right elbow toward left knee at waist. Alternate sides.4. Squat jump 5. Jog in place
Keep knees high.6. Bicycle
Lean with back against side of pool, arms outstretched at edge. "Pedal" legs at surface.7. Flutter kick
Hold onto edge of pool, arms extended; kick legs quickly.8. Pendulum swing
From bicycle, extend legs in front of you. Swing up and over to the right, then left, keeping them together and underwater.9. Crunch
From bicycle, extend legs, keeping feet together. Pull both knees into chest. Return to starting position.10. Outer-thigh lift
Stand with left side near wall, feet together, holding edge with left hand. Lift right leg out to side. Do 20 reps on each side.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, August 2007.
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