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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Slowly lower yourself back into the pool, stopping when your elbows are bent to about 90 degrees.
- 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.
- Do two sets of 10 to 15 reps.
You can use your legs to help boost you up if you need additional help.
Category: Weight Training
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