I’ve been on vacation this week in the southern USA where it’s been in the 80’s. Luckily, there is a swimming pool nearby and I’ve been able to swim laps and do my water walking. When Spiece Fitness had a pool, I swam every couple of days as an alternative to standing cardio. After they closed the pool, I never swam again until this week.
Swimming is a great full-body workout if you kick with your legs. Sometimes I forget to use my legs when I’m doing the freestyle stroke with my arms. The pool I’ve been in this week isn’t really meant for lap swimming but I still managed to do some. Its depth runs from 5 feet to 3 feet and as long as I stay horizontal, I can’t tell.
Besides swimming, I also do water walking. I used to do this at Spiece and it gave a the lower body a workout. I first walk down the pool normally and then walk back backwards. Dereck at Spiece gave me the idea to walk backwards on the return trip.
If you have access to a swimming pool, jazz up you workouts with some lap swimming and water walking. Let me know how you like it. If you’re looking for a gym with a pool the only place I know is the Y. The JRL Y has a great pool from what I’ve seen.