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Push Up In Water At The Edge of Swimming Pool

April 28th, 2013 · No Comments ·


While I was at the swimming pool last week, my friend showed me a special type of “push up” workout. Standing at the edge of the pool, he push himself up from the water and then go back into the water. I initially thought that it is easy. Once I tried it myself, it is quite challenging because of the dragging force caused by the water. This is a pretty good type of push up variation because of the resistance of the water. This push up workout works more on the arms and back muscles, instead of chest.


  1. Put you hands on the side of the pool, about shoulder width or slightly more. Your fingers should face forward and palms flat on the surface.
  2. Contract your abs and push your self up like you are trying to exit the pool. Keep your shoulders away from your ears. Do not lock your elbows.
  3. Slowly lower yourself back into the pool, stopping when your elbows are bent to about 90 degrees.
  4. Do not touch the bottom of the pool. If the pool is shallow, you can bend your knees. Therefore, it is better to perform this workout in the deep end of a pool.
  5. Do two sets of 10 to 15 reps.

You can use your legs to help boost you up if you need additional help.



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