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Exercisex for swimming in home pool

amason8416amason8416 Posts: 11Member Posts: 11Member
Hey guys! I am not an exerciser by any means, but I love swimming. I have a small above ground pool (4ft deep). I have been doing laps from corner to corner to get my heart rate going for about 20 minutes a day to start. Does anyone have any good strength or cardio exercises that they do in the pool?
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  • amason8416amason8416 Posts: 11Member Posts: 11Member
    Hey guys! I am not an exerciser by any means, but I love swimming. I have a small above ground pool (4ft deep). I have been doing laps from corner to corner to get my heart rate going for about 20 minutes a day to start. Does anyone have any good strength or cardio exercises that they do in the pool?
  • amason8416amason8416 Posts: 11Member Posts: 11Member
    Whoops I didnt mean "exercisex". Freudian slip perhaps? haha.
  • MFS27MFS27 Posts: 549Member Member Posts: 549Member Member
    Catchy title...lol.

    You can do some kicking exercises - like with a kickboard or just holding on the wall and kicking. Also there is a move called "eggbeaters" where you keep your arms above the water (at the elbow) and beat your legs around (not touching the bottom) - try to hold that for 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds, and repeat. GOOD workout.

    Have fun!
  • jackehjackeh Posts: 1,523Member Member Posts: 1,523Member Member
    :laugh: :laugh: i was gonna say... your doing what in your pool "exercisex":noway: :laugh:
  • memaw66memaw66 Posts: 2,565Member Member Posts: 2,565Member Member
    Catchy title...lol.

    You can do some kicking exercises - like with a kickboard or just holding on the wall and kicking. Also there is a move called "eggbeaters" where you keep your arms above the water (at the elbow) and beat your legs around (not touching the bottom) - try to hold that for 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds, and repeat. GOOD workout.

    Have fun!
    And how many calories does this burn becuase I have the same thing and was going to do a post about it.
  • MFS27MFS27 Posts: 549Member Member Posts: 549Member Member
    Catchy title...lol.

    You can do some kicking exercises - like with a kickboard or just holding on the wall and kicking. Also there is a move called "eggbeaters" where you keep your arms above the water (at the elbow) and beat your legs around (not touching the bottom) - try to hold that for 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds, and repeat. GOOD workout.

    Have fun!
    And how many calories does this burn becuase I have the same thing and was going to do a post about it.

    Well, when I kick board at the pool (with my HRM) I burn about 10 calories per 10 minutes if I work at maximum, otherwise it will be roughly 5-7 calories per 10 minutes if I'm taking it easy. I would just log your time as swimming - easy from MFP that way you won't over-estimate. BTW - do you have a HRM?
  • alifelessevidentalifelessevident Posts: 390Member Posts: 390Member
    dang got me to read with that title:laugh:
  • cmriversidecmriverside Posts: 29,557Member Member Posts: 29,557Member Member
    hmmmm my mind went right there with you all!

    This is a great website for all things active.......even Exercisex! :

    http://calorielab.com/burned

    The "Sexual Activity" (HUMOR) category is a riot. :wink:

    :glasses:
  • metco89metco89 Posts: 592Member Posts: 592Member
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: that was great. i took an aerobics class this summer and they had some wild moves. maybe look on the internet cause u can find anything on here. good luck wish i had a pool i love to swim to. our community pool closed already this season and its a bummer i was going almost everyday!! Much success :flowerforyou:
  • mechanicmommechanicmom Posts: 5,515Member Member Posts: 5,515Member Member
    Wow put sex in the title and everybody takes a look! :laugh: :laugh:
  • butterjoybutterjoy Posts: 303Member Member Posts: 303Member Member
    YOU SAID YOUR POOL IS 4 FEET DEEP? THAT IS PERFECT FOR ME CAUSE I AM 4 FT 9 INCHES. HOW BIG IS THE POOL 6 X 9 ? I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A POOL. THAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO WORKOUT WITHOUT STRESSING YOUR BODY.

    JOY :flowerforyou:
  • butterfliblubutterfliblu Posts: 36Member Member Posts: 36Member Member
    That was hilarious!! LOL- I was like, "oh! a new program! WOO!"

    Thanks for giving me my laugh for the evening :)
  • BetterVersionBetterVersion Posts: 459Member Posts: 459Member
    LoL! Yea, your title is definitely going to catch a lot of people's attention!
  • Phoenix_RisingPhoenix_Rising Posts: 11,519Member Member Posts: 11,519Member Member
    I was some 'exercisex'. That sounds like an awesome way to burn calories! :wink: And in a pool? Even better!!:happy:
  • emikarlsemikarls Posts: 1,063Member Member Posts: 1,063Member Member
    I wonder how many people opened this thread thinking OOOOOOOOOOOO:love:
    and then thought OH:embarassed:

    i know i did:laugh:
  • pecksun8pecksun8 Posts: 575Member Posts: 575Member
    Yeah, I wanted to see if it was a typo or not. I was hoping it wasn't a bad joke on the movie Showgirls...which has become a cult classic.:noway:
  • cmriversidecmriverside Posts: 29,557Member Member Posts: 29,557Member Member
    Go to


    http://calorielab.com/burned



    The "Sexual Activity" (HUMOR) category is a riot.
  • jlwhelan1jlwhelan1 Posts: 664Member Posts: 664Member
    I, too, was wondering what was going to follow that title.

    It almost sounds like the title of a book...perhaps a how-to manual.

    :laugh:
  • TNTPeteTNTPete Posts: 701Member Member Posts: 701Member Member
    I think you have a following... you could add your exercisex for additional heart palapating calorie burning!!:laugh:

    Kick board, aqua-jogging, hold on the side and push your legs up and kick... ummmm. you can also get some floaty weights to help with resistance.. add distance/time.

    NICE TITLE THOUGH...
  • amason8416amason8416 Posts: 11Member Posts: 11Member
    Holy cow you guys! Haha. I went off the deep end this last week so I havent even logged in. But Im back in action. I really started something with this topic! That website is funny, but I only burn 38 calories after having vigorous sex for an hour? That doesnt seem right! I hope its more because my boyfriend and I are on a kick right now. :tongue: and I would like to think its doing me some good besides the obvious glow effects. Thanks to everyone for the swimming tips though! Im definitely going to get more creative with it. Of course the temp. has dropped in Kalamazoo (MI) to about 60 for the past few days. I just cant stomach to stay in a freezing pool for that long, no matter how much I love to swim. Tae Bo for me today! That brings up another question though, how many calories are burned from TaeBo? The original tape. I believe it is 40 minutes long?

    Thanks guys! And get your minds out of the gutter! :laugh: :wink:
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