Stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold aqua dumbbells with both hands by your sides. Put your hands in their natural position with palms facing your thighs. Your core muscles should be tight and your back straight. Water depth should be at about your chest level.
Alternate the movement of your arms, swinging them back and forth. Think of a skiing movement. Keep the range of motion within a comfortable level. Don't reach too far back and do not go past the water surface in front. Try to keep your arms straight throughout the motion. The movement should be slow and controlled. The more you practice, the better you'll get at it. After some practice, you will notice how smoother your motion becomes.
Alternate your arm swing once as you inhale and once as you exhale. Keep your breathing normal and deep. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.
Chest, back, and shoulder muscles are the main muscle groups that you will work in this exercise. Your arm muscles are also active to keep your arms straight. Your core muscles keep your body stable.
If you want to strengthen your upper body, the alternate arm swing is a great exercise for you. You will do this exercise with aqua dumbbells while standing in shallow water.
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